* ARTHUR, Chester A. (1830-1886). Autograph letter signed ("C.A. Arthur"), to John E. McElroy. New York, 8 May 1878.
1 page, 4to, on Custom House, New York, Collector's Office stationery, ink transfer in blank area, vertical fold touching "C" of signature. "What date would Regina prefer for sailing & from which port of those at which steamers of the Anchor Line tough? In haste." By the time Arthur assumed the Presidency upon the death of James Garfield, he was a widower. His sister Mary, wife of recipient John McElroy, served as White House hostess for her brother, and after his Presidency ended, Arthur and two of his children moved in with John and Mary. His eldest sister, Regina Malvina Arthur, never married.
Estimate $ 600-800
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California