Lot #8224
Richard Nixon

On helping John Connally reach the White House—"a goal I would have devoted the balance of my second term to achieve had I been able to survive"
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Estimate: $400+

Description

On helping John Connally reach the White House—"a goal I would have devoted the balance of my second term to achieve had I been able to survive"

Excellent TLS signed “RN,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, August 1, 1989. Letter to former Boston Mayor John F. Collins, in full: "Your letter of July 26th brought back many pleasant memories of the great battle of 1972 when you joined John Connally in heading up Democrats for Nixon. It was the most successful political operation of my entire career. Without the leadership that you and John provided, it would not have been nearly as effective. John and Nellie, as you pointed out, have survived their ordeal like the true champions they always been. The real tragedy is that John could not have gone on to be President, which is a goal I would have devoted the balance of my second term to achieve had I been able to survive. I know what you are going through in attempting to write a book. Having endured that ordeal on seven previous occasions and now just completing my eighth volume, I can sympathize with you. Under separate cover, I am sending you a copy of my latest book on foreign policy for your personal library." Nixon adds the salutation in his own hand. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Originates from the estate of former Boston Mayor John F. Collins.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Presidents
  • Dates: #603 - Ended February 18, 2021





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