Theodore Roosevelt Pens Congratulatory Letter on White House Card: Lauds Utica Public Library

December 15, 1908

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Theodore Roosevelt Pens Congratulatory Letter on White House Card: Lauds Utica Public Library
Autograph Letter Signed
1 page | SMC 1251

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      The author, ultimately, of some forty-five books, and the devourer of thousands and thousands more, Roosevelt salutes Utica philanthropist Frederick T. Proctor and the Public Library he supported, on the excellent work it is doing, and wishes it good luck.

      Frederic Proctor, collectors may recall, gave his collection of presidential letters to the Utica Public Library in 1904. The then-complete set, apparently, was added to subsequently, for its dispersal at auction in the 1980s, brought into the market some of the rarest examples of presidents in autograph in office.


      Autograph Letter Signed, as President, comprised of nine lines on a White House Card; 1 page, sextodecimo, the White House, Washington, December 15, 1908. To Frederick T. Proctor.
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