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#39 - Theodore Roosevelt

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Teddy expresses gratitude for a literary gift
Description                           Estimate: $1,200+          

TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, January 22, 1906. Letter to Lieutenant Commander A. L. Key, in full: “Will you present to Colonel Avery my thanks and regards for his kindness in sending me the volume, which of course I appreciate even more than I in any event should because I know so well what it means to the father whose son’s career of brilliant promise has been cut short. I anticipate reading it.” In very good to fine condition, with rusty paper clip mark to upper left corner, and scattered foxing primarily to margins. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope and the aforesaid volume, Idle Comments by Isaac Erwin Avery. Also accompanied by correspondence between the recipient, the father of the author, A. C. Avery, and a North Carolinian businessman named Julian Carr. As the city editor for the Charlotte Observer, Isaac Erwin Avery earned considerable publicity for his Monday morning editorials, Variety of Idle Comments, for which the included book chronicles. Roosevelt’s mention of “cut short” is in reference to Avery’s tragic suicide at the age of thirty-three. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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