F.D.R. TO HIS SON AT HARVARD — AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND HIGHLY UNUSUAL PRESIDENTIAL ITEM — INTIMATELY ILLUSTRATING A FATHER’S GUIDENCE THROUGH THE DIFFICULTIES OF HARVARD ACADEMICS AND SOCIAL LIFE
ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. (1882-1945) 32nd U.S. President. Remarkable Autograph Letter Signed, “Father,” on his name-imprinted ‘Franklin D. Roosevelt / Vice President / Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland’ stationery. Two full pages, quarto. ‘Warm Springs’ [Georgia]. October 23, no year. [circa 1928]
POSSIBLY UNIQUE U.S. GRANT FREE FRANK SIGNATURE SIGNED AS PRESIDENT — AND ADDRESSED TO THE FAMOUS NEWSPAPER MAN: HORACE GREELEY
GRANT, ULYSSES S. (1822-1885) Eighteenth President of the United States (1869-77); General-in-Chief of the Union Army during the American Civil War. His bold franking Signature, “U.S. Grant,” as President, on the front panel of what was an envelope that is imprinted “From the President of the United States”.
GEORGE H.W. BUSH, WRITING FROM AIR FORCE TWO ON HIS RETURN FROM CHINA STATES HE: “HAD A GREAT 6 DAY VISIT TO CHINA — MEETING ALL THE TOP LEADERS”
BUSH. GEORGE H.W. (1924-2018). Vice President of the United States (1981-1989) before serving as 41st U.S. President (1989-1993). Good content Autograph Letter Signed “George Bush” on blue and gold Aboard Air Force Two imprinted stationery with impressed Vice Presidential Seal. One page, large octavo, October 19, 1985.
RUTHERFORD B. HAYES OFFERS ADVICE AND COUNSEL AS A YOUNG ATTORNEY IN HIS HOMETOWN OF LOWER SANDUSKY, OHIO
HAYES, RUTHERFORD B. (1822-1893). Nineteenth President of the United States (1877-1881). Exceptionally early Autograph Letter Signed twice; “R.B. Hayes” and “R.B.H.” Two pages, quarto. Lower Sandusky, Ohio, January 25, 1847. Very fine condition. To A. Beatty Esq. Hayes writes:
AN INSCRIBED COPY OF WOODROW WILSON’S FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK: THE STATE — ELEMENTS OF HISTORICAL AND PRACTICAL POLITICS.
WILSON, (THOMAS) WOODROW. (1856-1924). Twenty-eighth President of the United States (1913-21); professor and president at Princeton University. His first book: THE STATE — ELEMENTS OF HISTORICAL AND PRACTICAL POLITICS. “The revised, first edition. 1898. Boston, D.C Heath & Co, Publishers”.
HERBERT HOOVER INSCRIBES HIS BOOK: THE PROBLEMS OF LASTING PEACE TO THE WOMAN WHO WAS TO ESTABLISH THE FIRST ROUND TABLE TALK SHOW ON TELEVISION — HELEN J. SIOUSSAT
HOOVER, HERBERT (1874-1964) 31st President of the United States. His book: The Problems of Lasting Peace. Co-authored with Hugh Gibson. Inscribed and Signed on front free endpaper: “To Miss Helen T. Sioussat /with the good wishes / of Herbert Hoover.” Also Signed by the co-author, “Hugh Gibson” under Hoover’s inscription.
DOLLEY MADISON RECALLS JAMES MADISON’S TOAST ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENCENCE: “THE UNION. MAY IT FIND AN EVERLASTING CEMENT IN THE REVOLUTION, AND THE SACREDNESS OF THE CONSTITUTION.”
MADISON, DOLLEY PAINE. (1768-1849). First lady. Wonderful Autograph Sentiment Signed, ”D.P. Madison”. One page, octavo. Washington, April 19, 1848. At top of page is affixed a clipped Signature of James Madison.