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Lot #232
Melvin Purvis

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FBI agent and archetypical “G-Man” (1903–1960) responsible for the capture of John Dillinger, “Pretty Boy” Floyd, “Baby Face” Nelson, and other notorious baddies. ALS, signed once as “Melvin” and twice as “Melvin Purvis,” one lightly lined page, 7.75 x 10.25, April 13, 1944. Purvis writes to his wife, Rosanne. In part: “I wrote you a v mail letter today and told you I had a letter from St. George…. I also had a three installment V mail letter from Aunt Mattie and I was so glad to get it. It was interesting and contained a lot of news of you and the two little boys…. It was sweet of her to write me as she did…. I did not get any mail from you yesterday or today. I miss letters from you when they do not come. I hope some will come tomorrow. I adore you.” Intersecting mailing folds and mild handling wear (a few tiny marginal stains), otherwise fine condition. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #332 - Ended April 16, 2008