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Lot #85
John D. Rockefeller Typed Letter Signed

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TLS, one page, 5.75 x 7.5, Pocantico Hills letterhead, April 5, 1910. Letter to Mrs. L. E. Fordham, in full: “My daughter, Mrs. McCormick of Chicago, has handed me the letter you so kindly sent her, written to your father by my grandmother, Mrs. Lucy Rockefeller, some sixty or seventy years ago. I thank you for this letter. I shall greatly prize it.” In fine condition.

Lucy Avery Rockefeller (1786-1867), the paternal grandmother of Rockefeller, was a direct descendent of Lady Mary Boleyn, the sister of Henry VIII's second wife, Anne Boleyn. Edith Rockefeller McCormick (1872-1932) who forwarded Lucy's letter to her father, was the wife of Harold McCormick, Chairman of the Board of the International Harvester Company.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #680 - Ended December 06, 2023





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