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Lot # 1615 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1904 Presidential Signed Letter Collection: Grover Cleveland, Teddy Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson (3)

Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $948.00

Collection of three letters, each dating from February 1904, signed, respectively, by Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), twentieth-sixth President of the United States, and Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), twentieth-eighth President of the United States. Each of the letters, written to Franklin Murphy, Governor of New Jersey, is nearly identical in content and conveys the writer's profound condolence after learning about the death of Mrs. Murphy. 1) Grover Cleveland. One-page handwritten letter (4.75 x 6.75 inches), dated February 15, 1904, signed "Grover Cleveland." Both the signature and text have been scripted in black fountain pen and grade "9/10." 2) Theodore Roosevelt. One-page typed letter (7 x 8.75 inches), dated February 12, 1904, on White House letterhead, signed (as President) "Theodore Roosevelt" in black fountain pen ("7/8"). 3) Woodrow Wilson. One-page typed letter (6 x 8.25 inches), dated February 20, 1904, on Princeton University letterhead, signed (as president of Princeton) "Woodrow Wilson" in black fountain pen ("8/9"). Each of the letters displays normal mailing folds and has been dry mounted upon a slightly larger white cardboard mount. Without regard to the mounting, the Cleveland letter is lightly toned (Ex), the Roosevelt letter is moderately faded, with light foxing (Vg), and the Wilson letter is moderately toned, with a few areas of light discoloration (Vg). Total: 3 letters. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $400. Estimate $800+. SOLD FOR $948.00


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