Nov 20, 2014 - Sale 2367

Sale 2367 - Lot 206

Price Realized: $ 2,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. Two items: Typed Letter Signed, as President * Signature, on a typed quotation. The letter, with a holograph correction, to William Wingate Sewall ("Friend William"), expressing concern about Sam's family, promising appointments for him and Sam, and longing for a rest in the woods. 1 page, 4to, White House stationery; minor fading to signature and text, horizontal fold. The signature, on a slip of paper on which a collector has typed three sentences from his essay, "The Nation's Debt to Washington and Lincoln," published in Thomas W. Handford's Theodore Roosevelt: The Pride of the Rough Riders, Chicago, 1899. 4x5 1/4 inches. Both matted together and framed. (TFC) Washington, 4 December 1905; Np, nd

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The letter: ". . . If I can get you that collectorship I think we can put in Sam all right as postmaster. When shall I speak to Representative Powers? . . ."
The quotation: "The nation's debt to Washington and Lincoln is not confined to what it owes them for its material well-being . . . . [E]very American is richer by the noble deeds and noble words of Washington and Lincoln. . . ."