Mar 21, 2019 - Sale 2502

Sale 2502 - Lot 227

Price Realized: $ 219
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Estimate: $ 200 - $ 300
MENCKEN, H.L. Three Typed Letters Signed, "HLMencken" or "HLM," to Robert Woodward, on various topics. Each 1/2 page, 8vo or oblong 8vo, "The American Mercury" or personal stationery; some chipping to edges of one, folds. Baltimore or New York, 3 August 1945; 26 March; 23 December no year

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3 August 1945: "Little did I reck when I was an ambitious young newspaper reporter that I'd ever enjoy the stupendous honor of seeing my effigy in the Saturday Evening Post. The Rotarian, as a matter of fact, printed it some years ago, but I never hoped to make the Post. I ascribe all this to earnest prayer and a clean life. [With a holograph addition:] Only the War Cry remains. . . ."
23 December: ". . . I only hope Dr. Houghton succeeds in his campaign. The holy Christian religion is in peril, and must be protected!"