Lot #1015
Harry S. Truman Typed Letter Signed

"I would like to have some foundation of the facts if possible...Rumors sometimes just start you know"

Estimate: $500+

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Description

"I would like to have some foundation of the facts if possible...Rumors sometimes just start you know"

TLS signed “Harry,” one page, 7.75 x 10, United States Senate letterhead, April 22, 1940. Letter to friend and legal advisor Rufus Burrus in Independence, Missouri, in part: "I certainly did appreciate your good letter of the Eighteenth, and I think there is much meat in it. I haven't yet had a chance to talk the situation over with Clark. Your suggestion is a dandy, but I would like to have some foundation of the facts if possible. As soon as I learn anything definite on the subject, I will write you further about it." He adds a handwritten postscript: "Rumors sometimes just start you know." Nicely double-matted and framed to an overall size of 14.5 x 16.75. In fine condition.

Provenance: from the estate of Senator Carl Levin. A lifelong Democrat, ardent advocate for civil rights, and staple of the United States Senate from 1979 to 2015, Senator Levin was also a longtime client of RR Auction. As a collector, he favored his political heroes—Harry S. Truman, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr.—as well as those figures emblematic of the American spirit, like Robert Frost, Joe Louis, and Helen Keller.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: November 18, 2022 - December 07, 2022





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