New York: Matthews, c1870. Unique. Hardcover. Oblong duodecimo, embossed brown cloth, gilt. Unpaginated. Professionally rebacked;. Very good. Item #12808
Commercially produced album to be sold to individuals to house a collection. Minnie O'Shea Fortescue was the mistress of Robert B. Roosevelt, TR's notorious uncle. He later married her. Minnie has collected approx. 350 monograms from family members, government officials, other dignitaries and friends. TR is of course represented. Minnie's B. Roosevelt's ownership signature in ink is on the front free fly leaf.