Autograph letter signed.
8vo. 1 p. on bifolium. With autogr. envelope.
Writing as U.S. consul in the Kingdom of Württemberg to Baroness König-Warthausen in Stuttgart: "Will Baronesse von König please accept the accompanying fac-simile of the American Declaration of Independence with the respectful compliments of / George L. Catlin".
The scholar and poet George L. Catlin hailed from Staten Island, New York. After graduating from Yale he served in the Union Army during the Civil War and worked as an editorial writer and columnist for a newspaper before embarking on a 17-year career in the consular service, also serving as United States Consul in France, Bavaria and Switzerland. He also found time to write several books and was prominent in politics in Paterson, New Jersey.
On headed paper of the American Consulate at Stuttgart.