Lot #38
William McKinley

William McKinley
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Estimate: $3000+

Description

William McKinley

ALS as president, 4.75 x 7.5, Executive Mansion letterhead, July 25, 1898. Letter to his pastor, Dr. Frank M. Bristol, in part: “You are preaching very remarkable sermons. They are helpful and inspiring. As I listened to you yesterday I felt that you were working too hard, and should take a vacation during this hot season. Can you do it? You will return for the…winter stronger & better.” In fine condition. Less than a month after McKinley’s tragic death, Dr. Bristol delivered an emotional panegyric at a memorial service held at Chase’s Theater on October 6, 1901. His eulogy closed with the following—‘William McKinley was first an American then a Republican as he was first a Christian then a Methodist.’

Ex. Charles Hamilton, March 1, 1979; sale 118, lot 132. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs And Artifacts Featuring Animation
  • Dates: #479 - Ended July 13, 2016





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