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2 letters (ALS) and 5 calling cards, signed. Samuel A. Christie's collection of the autographs of the physicians who attended President James A. Garfield after he was shot, between July 2 and Sept. 2, 1881. These included David H. Agnew, Frank Hastings Hamilton, Joseph K. Barnes, D.W. Bliss and Robert Reyburn. Correspondence from Hamilton and from a S.A. Boynton relate to this collection.
Collection comprises two letters by William Henry Burr. Topics in the 1883 letter include a scam involving "that fellow 'Kellogg'" and rumored presidential scandals involving Chester Arthur and James Garfield. The 1897 letter involves Burr's making a copy of a letter by Thomas Paine regarding Paine's service as an editor for the Pennsylvania Magazine.