Lewis Eller Asher autograph collection, 1757-1925.

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Asher, Louis Eller, 1877-1948. Lewis Eller Asher autograph collection, 1757-1925.

Lewis Eller Asher autograph collection, 1757-1925.

Engraved portraits and autograph letters and documents of all U.S. presidents from George Washington to William Howard Taft (except John Adams) and all vice presidents from Aaron Burr to Charles W. Fairbanks; and other autograph documents. Correspondents of the presidents include Richard K. Call, Isaac Shelby, and Littleton W. Tazewell.

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