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#265 - Robert Stroud

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"We are trying to arrange for the bringing out of a revised edition of my book"
Description                           Estimate: $200+          

Notorious criminal (1890–1963) who, while imprisoned, became a self-educated authority on birds and earned the nickname ‘The Birdman of Alcatraz.’ ALS, signed "Robert Stroud" and "Robert Stroud 594,” one page both sides, lightly lined, 8 x 10.25, December 8, 1952. Letter to his sister Mamie Stroud, in part: "I also had a letter from Marc this evening and he said that he had had one from you that he had not had time to read. He is o.k. but is having some of his teeth out. Most of his letter was about business. We are trying to arrange for the bringing out of a revised edition of my book. I offered to do the revising without charge, but the Bureau has been stalling along about granting the permission…The election puts a lot of persons who have supported me in the past back in power, and the only thing remaining is for them to get disgusted enough to use that power all out…I think that Ike is going to do a good job. I like most of the cabinet appointments that he has made. Of course, I would have rather seen Dewy or Warren Attorney General, but neither of them would accept it, and I am sure that the Brownell, who was suggested by Dewy, is a good man…I wish that I were where I could write, though, for there are some suggestions I would sure like to publish. Well, maybe I will be before too long. The plan is now for Marc to go to Washington about the middle of March. My friends are all going to ask for a full pardon for me on the basis of my work and the persecutions to which I have been subject by the prison bureau." In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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