Mar 21, 2019 - Sale 2502

Sale 2502 - Lot 169

Price Realized: $ 1,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
"AMERICANS OF GERMAN DESCENT . . . FEEL BITTER TOWARD ME" ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. Three Typed Letters Signed: one to Thomas W. Churchill, two to naturalist George Kruck Cherrie. The Churchill letter, introducing Cherrie, remarking that he is "worth listening to on any subject upon which he is willing to lecture," and recommending an interview for a position at the New York City Board of Education. The first Cherrie letter, expressing worry that the letter Roosevelt enclosed [not present] in which he introduces Cherrie to [NYCBE Supervisor of Lecturers Henry Marcus] Leipziger would likely fail to impress him because of the public perception of Roosevelt's bias against German-Americans, and, in a postscript, enclosing a letter to Churchill that is more likely to achieve the purpose [present]. The last Cherrie letter, thanking for a gift and exclaiming "Lord, how I wish you and I were fighting on the other side [of the ocean?]!" Together 2 1/2 pages, 4to or small 4to, personal or "Metropolitan" stationery; faint scattered staining, folds. Oyster Bay, 2; 3 November 1915; New York, 18 January 1918

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. . . [A]re you sure that Dr. Leipziger will be favorably impressed by it? I do not know him and he has a German name; and while I have personally the same feeling toward Americans of German descent as toward those of any other descent, a good many of them feel bitter toward me. . . ."