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Abraham Lincoln's Check to His Son, Robert Lincoln, to Equip Him For Service Under Grant

Check Signed

1 page

SMC 456

Check from Abraham Lincoln to his son, Robert Todd Lincoln. The president had finally allowed his son to serve in the war, and made sure he was sent to General Grant. This check was to ensure that his son was properly kitted out for war.
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Very Rare Printed Presidential Check Signed by Franklin Pierce: He Purchases Coal for the White House

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1 page

SMC 1074

With this, one of the rarest surviving presidential checks, Franklin Pierce purchased coal for the White House in September of 1854.
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One of Benjamin Harrison's First Personal Checks as President

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1 page

SMC 1177

This, one of the first personal checks signed by Benjamin Harrison as president, was written to the Treasurer of the American Bar Association, Francis Rawle of Philadelphia.
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A Very Rare President Warren G. Harding Signed Check

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1 page

SMC 1325

Exceedingly rare check signed by Warren G. Harding as President.
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Excessively Rare Presidential Check Signed by Zachary Taylor

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1 page

SMC 1612

Taylor, a career soldier, wrote this check to himself while stationed in Louisiana. Likely the only surviving check written by Taylor.
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At the End of His Life, Albert Einstein Writes Check to His Beloved Hebrew University

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SMC 1814

The Hebrew University was a dream towards which Einstein devoted a considerable amount of time, including serving on its board, speaking at its inauguration, and bequeathing all of his papers to it. Nearing the end of his life, he wrote this check, in 1955 for $10 (equivalent to $90 in today's money) to the American Friends of the Hebrew University.
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Check of Jewish-Owned Cochise County Bank in Tombstone Sends Money to and from Jewish Merchants

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SMC 1924

Interesting artifact of Jewish life in the American West: a transaction from a Jewish owned bank in Tombstone to a Jewish tobacconists in San Francisco.
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