Lot #52
Warren G. Harding Autograph Letter Signed as President

Handwritten White House letter by President Harding to his sister "at Xmas time"
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Handwritten White House letter by President Harding to his sister "at Xmas time"

ALS as president, one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, December 23, 1922. Handwritten letter to his sister Abigail, in full: "Enclosed find a little Christmas gift, a token of a brother's loving regard. I shall think of you at Xmas time, and I shall have a real regret that I can not celebrate in the atmosphere of home and amid the surroundings of family and friends. My love and good wishes to you." In fine condition. Accompanied by the original White House mailing envelope. A heartfelt missive between siblings that reveals Harding’s disappointment in not being able to spend the holidays with his friends and family back in Ohio; his wife, Florence, had collapsed from kidney failure the September prior and was still confined to a wheelchair. This would be the second and last Christmas Harding celebrated as president. Handwritten letters from Harding as commander-in-chief—especially those bearing familial content— remain exceedingly rare and sought-after.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Revolutionary War
  • Dates: #612 - Ended July 14, 2021

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