Skip to content

Archive of Political Letters: Pensions

Archive of Political Letters: Pensions

Click for full-size.

Archive of Political Letters: Pensions

by [Garfield, James A.] [Harrison, Benjamin] [Lodge, Henry Cabot] [Taft, Charles P.] [Sherman, John]

  • Used
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
See description
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Item Price
$1,500.00
Or just $1,480.00 with a
Bibliophiles Club Membership
$5.00 Shipping to USA
Standard delivery: 2 to 8 days

More Shipping Options

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • PayPal

About This Item

[Washington, DC], 1900. Letters. Letters. A collection of 50 letters to political leaders regarding veteran pensions, many with notes from senators asking for help from the Bureau of Pensions.. Letters from the following notable individuals include: Benjamin Harrison (1885), James A. Garfield (1874), John Sherman (1891), Charles P. Taft (1896), Henry Cabot Lodge (1897), William Henry Moody (1897), George Frisbie Hoar (1897), Thomas W. Palmer (1894), Nelson W. Aldrich (1886), Richard Pearson Hobson (1909), Francis Cockrell (1891), James Francis Burke (1910), Thomas Kearns (1903). Pension requests include veterans of the Indian Wars, War of 1812, Mexican War and the Civil War (War of the Rebellion). Housed in black leather archival portfolio. Majority of letters were addressed to James P. Burrill, a former Union Soldier and Bureau of Pensions Official. A unique collection of letters, considering the political fortune of President Benjamin Harrison was largely attributed to his willingness to grant pension requests. President James A. Garfield campaigned in 1880 against federally funded confederate pensions and easily won the presidency. The process for awarding pensions to United States military veterans was a process fraught with controversy and corruption in the late nineteenth century. After the Civil War, pensions were awarded to disabled soldiers based on their length of service. In 1879, the Arrears Act increased the number of eligible veterans and awarded lump sum payments to many. In 1890, the Dependent Pension Act was passed, greatly increasing government support for veterans who were unable to do manual labor, either because of their war injuries or not. In 1907, old age was added as a disability, thereby increasing government support. The last Civil War pensioner was Albert Woolson who died in 1956, with the last widow of a veteran passing away in 2008.

Reviews

(Log in or Create an Account first!)

You’re rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

Bookseller
The First Edition Rare Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
2431
Title
Archive of Political Letters: Pensions
Author
[Garfield, James A.] [Harrison, Benjamin] [Lodge, Henry Cabot] [Taft, Charles P.] [Sherman, John]
Illustrator
A collection of 50 letters to political leaders regarding veteran pensions, many with notes from senators asking for help from t
Format/Binding
Letters
Book Condition
Used
Quantity Available
1
Edition
Letters
Place of Publication
[Washington, DC]
Date Published
1900
Keywords
James Garfield first edition, James Garfield signed book, President James Garfield, Destiny of the Republic Candice Millard, Dark Horse Ackerman, Our Martyred President Garfield, Charles Guiteau, Lucretia Garfield, William Henry Harrison, Views of a

Terms of Sale

The First Edition Rare Books, LLC

- Items are guaranteed as described on the company website.
- Items lost or damaged during shipping will be refunded by the shipper.
- Please notify us before returning merchandise by email or phone.
- Sales tax will be added to purchase price where applicable and noted on your invoice.
- Deferred billing available upon request.


About the Seller

The First Edition Rare Books, LLC

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio member since 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio

About The First Edition Rare Books, LLC

The First Edition offers collectors the finest assortment of rare and notable books from around the world.

This Book’s Categories

tracking-