President Calvin Coolidge Declares His Abiding Interest in Abraham Lincoln

November 11, 1927

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President Calvin Coolidge Declares His Abiding Interest in Abraham Lincoln
Typed Letter Signed
1 page | SMC 1653

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      When not asleep eleven hours a day, or at his desk for four, President Coolidge enjoyed reading - mysteries, mostly; but as a young man, Milton and Shakespeare and Dante were his favorite fare.   Here he divulges another literary interest, however, in which he says he is always interested: Abraham Lincoln. “I am always deeply interested in anything relating to this subject,” he tells Lincoln biographer Hertz, and then assures him that his latest work “will certainly find its place in my library.”
       
      In 1927, Hertz published Abraham Lincoln, the Tribute of the Synagogue; perhaps that was the book he gifted to President Coolidge.


      Typed Letter Signed, as President, marked "personal," 1 page, quarto, The White House, November 11, 1927. With envelope.
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