James Buchanan Grand National Inaugural Ball Invitation

Lot of 2, includes invitation and envelope, 1857. Invitation 7 x 10.25 in. on cardstock, with Miss Espasia Ramburger handwritten on the invitation to the Grand National Inauguration Ball, March Fourth, James Buchanan, Pres. US / Jno. C. Breckenridge, Vice Pres. US, to be held in Judiciary Square, Washington, DC. This wonderful invitation made by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., Philadelphia, gives the impression that it was engraved on marble.

The invitation includes the original transmittal envelope to Miss Ramburger of Philadelphia, 7.5 x 10.75 in., with free frank of Jehu Glancy Jones (1811-1878), Representative from Pennsylvania (1851-1858) and friend of Buchanan's. Buchanan would appoint him Minister to Austria in December 1858, where he served for three years.

Condition:Some toning around edges of invitation, toning and surface soil on envelope, as expected.

Estimate: $700 - $900


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