Lot #153
William H. Taft Typed Letter Signed

“I consider this an illustration of what Presidential candidacies will bring men to”
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Estimate: $200+

Description

“I consider this an illustration of what Presidential candidacies will bring men to”

TLS signed "Wm. H. Taft," four pages, 8 x 10.5, personal letterhead, January 5, 1920. Letter to newspaper correspondent Gus J. Karger, discussing the Senate's evaluation of the League of Nations and the impending 1920 presidential election. In part: "Of course I am watching the action in the Senate with interest, but I confess I get not a great deal of information from the New York Times columns. The World correspondent seems to me to tell the plain facts with more accuracy. The Times correspondent seems to be largely under the control of Lodge and that gang…Coolidge seems to be really serious in his candidacy…I am amused to see that Nicholas Murray is to pronounce the oration on Roosevelt on the occasion of the anniversary of his death. Considering Nicholas' attitude toward Theodore, and Theodore's opinion of Murray, I consider this an illustration of what Presidential candidacies will bring men to…I agree with you that it is wiser for you to keep out of the Harding campaign. You can help him with advice and other ways, but your strength is in your independence and that is what gives weight to what you write." In very good to fine condition, with slightly irregular light toning, and rusty paperclip impressions to the top edge.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021





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