The offered letter was handwritten and signed by President Rutherford B. Hayes on November 26, 1885, and it was sent from his estate "Spiegel Grove" in Fremont, Ohio. The letter is a response from Hayes accepting an honorary membership in an outdoor club of the period. He believed education was the best way to heal the rifts in American society and allow people to improve themselves. "Spiegel" is the German and Dutch word for mirror.The traditional story is that the estate was named by Hayes' uncle Sardis Birchard, who first built it for his own residence. He named it for the reflective pools of water that collected on the property after a rain shower. The letter measures 5 ½ x 8 ½ inches and presents with toning, some mild stains and remnants of mailing folds. Item includes ironclad authenticity issued by Beckett (BAS). BAS is recognized as the world's premier authentication companies and guarantee's authenticated items to be original and genuine. JSA BAS has set the standard for trust and excellence within the signature authentication industry. Thanks for looking and good luck! The item "1885 President Rutherford B. Hayes Handwritten Letter Signed ALS Beckett BAS" is in sale since Tuesday, June 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Political\Presidential". The seller is "cyberlegends" and is located in Carrollton, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.