Jul 30, 2020 - Sale 2543

Sale 2543 - Lot 50

Price Realized: $ 1,188
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
NIXON, RICHARD M. Archive of 10 typed letters, to Washington Evening Star editor Newbold Noyes Jr. ("Dear Newby" or "Dear Mr. Noyes"), some with secretarial signature, on various topics, mostly concerning Star editorials. Together 11 pages, 4to, personal or White House stationery; horizontal folds, few with paper clip stain at upper edge. Two with the original envelope. Vp, 1963-73

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23 December 1968: ". . . In an election as close as this one, a number of factors can make a difference between victory and defeat. I, personally, am convinced that one of the major factors which could have tipped the scales in my favor was the support I received from the majority of the nation's newspapers. . . ."
5 November 1969: ". . . [T]he problems facing the country . . . grow in scope and complexity with each passing year. . . . I think we have made a solid beginning toward bringing these problems under control. . . . We have pressed ahead with a carefully formulated program to achieve peace in Vietnam. We have developed new foreign policy approaches . . . ."
28 December 1970: "The December 13 editorial in the Star, 'Bombing the North,' came to my attention . . . . Your analysis of the necessity for the warning to the other side seemed especially good, and I appreciated your comment that I would not want to order new bombing missions unless forced by Hanoi's activities. . . ."
17 August 1971: "When I recently learned of the editorial response of the Evening Star to the announcement of my forthcoming trip [to China, announced July 15], I wanted you to know how pleased I was . . . that you share my belief the move is a correct one. . . . [A]ll nations of the world will benefit from a reduction of tensions between our countries. . . ."
17 May 1972: "I would be remiss if I did not tell you, before leaving for Moscow, of my appreciation for the Star's editorial support on the decision I announced May 8. . . .
"We all hope for an honorable and lasting end to this long, difficult conflict . . . by Hanoi's returning our prisoners of war and agreeing to an internationally supervised ceasefire. . . ."
13 February 1973: "Throughout the long and difficult war in Vietnam, I have always been able to count on . . . the Star and News . . . . In large measure, the negotiations were successful because I had the confidence of a majority of the American people behind me . . . ."
With--Retained drafts of 4 typed letters from Noyes to Nixon, responding to or giving rise to the letters in this lot. 4 pages, 4to, onionskin paper. Np, 1963-73.