JAMES BUCHANAN Autograph Signature.
American politician. The 15th President of the United States.
Full autograph signature clipped from foot of a letter. Laid down on part of an album leaf.
The paper piece measures approx. 4.5 x 0.5 inches (excluding mounting) and 9 x 2 inches (including mounting). It is in fine condition.
Provenance: from a 19th century album compiled by a daughter of Dr Thomas Shapter, the Exeter surgeon and epidemiologist. James Buchanan had been appointed Minister to Great Britain in 1853 and, during his stay, he and his companion, Miss Lane, had become friendly with the Shapter's and had been guests at their home. We have previously sold, from the same source, a full autograph letter of James Buchanan which was addressed to Dr. Shapter and which demonstrated the close friendship between them.