Feb 25, 2021 - Sale 2559

Sale 2559 - Lot 58

Price Realized: $ 162
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 250 - $ 350
(FIRST LADIES.) Three Autograph Letters Signed: Edith Kermit Roosevelt (2) * Grace Coolidge. The Roosevelt letters, each as First Lady, to Franck Taylor Evans, expressing sympathy for his "difficulties," expressing relief at the recent election result [Taft had been elected president], mentioning news of Quentin and Christine Roosevelt, and arranging a meeting in Jacksonville, FL. The Coolidge letter, to "My dear Mrs. Scarritt," declining a dining invitation. Together 8 pages, small 8vo or smaller, each written on a folded sheet, the first two on White House stationery; minor scattered soiling, folds. Washington, 10 November 1908; nd; Boston, 11 December 1919

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Roosevelt, 10 November 1908: "For some time I have wanted to tell you how sorry I am to see that you are having difficulties. I cannot speak of them for one never knows how much truth there is in newspaper reports, but no matter how they come they are hard for you and your family to hear and I sympathize deeply.
"We are all rejoicing over the result of the election, and I can't but feel that four years of [Democrat William Jennings] Bryan would have been a great national calamity. . . ."