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Item 33 - William McKinley Catalog 585 (Jun 2020)

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Signed book: Speeches and Addresses of William McKinley. First edition. NY: Doubleday & McClure, 1900. Hardcover bound in navy blue cloth with gilt stamping, 5.75 x 8.5, 388 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in ink, "For Mr. T. H. Netherland, with cordial regards, William McKinley, Dec. 25, 1900." Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None, with a cracked front hinge and light foxing to textblock. Thomas H. Netherland was a White House clerk appointed during McKinley's administration, and he went on to handle Theodore Roosevelt's social affairs; he shot himself in May 1909, following what the New York Times described as 'a nervous breakdown resultant from overwork in the closing days of his service at the White House.'

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