GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT'S HANDSOME MAHOGANY CIGAR HOLDER POCKET CASE
Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) – The above Cigar Pocketholder Case is of handsome mahogany structure. It was owned and often used by U.S. Grant. Over 100 Years Ago, the official method of inventory in The White House was unstructured to say the least. This Cigar Case was one of those improperly inventoried items; and was located in The White House Attic, about 25 years after U.S. Grant Passed Away in 1885, from throat Cancer. About 100 years ago, General Grant’s Cigar Case, with a Brass Shield Monogrammed "USG-1862" insert above, made its way into the hands of a family that had served, on the permanent staff, in the upstairs White House living quarters for a Half-Century or more.
GENERAL & PRESIDENT U.S. GRANT CIRCA 1865
This important piece of history was presented to Raleigh DeGeer Amyx over a Quarter-Century ago by a servant that served in The White House for over 25 years. Since then it has been displayed and shared with many oithers during scheduled tours. In the near future this important piece will be shared with an Institution or another collector of note. In the meantime it will remain in The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection.
HISTORIAN & COLLECTOR - RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX - THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 2010