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#308 - Alfred E. Smith

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Description                           Estimate: $200+          

American politician (1873–1944) who served as governor of New York and who was the unsuccessful Democratic presidential candidate in 1928. Collection of fourteen TLSs, signed in a variety of manners including “Alfred E. Smith,” “Al Smith,” and “Al,” each one page, various letterheads, dated from 1912 to 1939. All are to Hon. William H. Kelley and concern various matters including invitations, appointments, speeches, and politics. A letter from 1920, in part: “I have a copy of your vigorous letter to the editor of the ‘Albany Journal.’ I am glad to see you take that stand. I have often said that we are too easy with Republican newspapers that freely make use of our names during a campaign.” One from 1925, in part: “At no time during my public career has there been a greater reason for a change in the complexion of the Legislature than that which grows out of the conduct of the Republican leaders during the last session. Their absolute failure to transact the business of the State in an intelligent manner is known throughout the country.” One from 1931, in part: “The whole thing is kind of stupid. There seems to be something the matter with the Democratic Party. Every time it gets itself into a good position, somebody starts rocking the boat.” In overall very good to fine condition, with some light toning to a few of the letters.


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