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First American-born Archbishop of New York; first American cardinal. Bishop of Albany (1847-64). Created a cardinal by Blessed Pius IX in 1875. President of St. John's College, now Fordham University, beginning in 1841.


SIG - Vintage signature with salutation and title of office on small slip of paperAccompanied by a circa 1880 steel engraving of Cardinal McCloskey. The pair professionally matted under burgundy leatherette board.


McCLOSKEY, Cardinal John (1810-85)

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