ALS signed “W. J. Bryan,” one page both sides, 8.5 x 9.5, personal letterhead, March 3, 1921. Heated letter to a Mr. Meritt, in full: “Please send me a copy of the American containing my article on Harding’s Problem. I understand they used the headline that I refused to allow ‘What I would do if I were Harding.’ If so I wish you would cancel my contract with them. I am not willing to write for them if they are so indifferent to my sense of propriety. I am not so stupid as to use that headline & not so poor as to be compelled to submit such unfairness. My article did not fit the subject—Did they change my article to suit their wishes?” In fine condition, with trimmed edges, intersecting folds, and a small chip to the bottom edge. Accompanied by a trimmed and unsigned cabinet portrait of Bryan.
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