VICE PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON PRAISES A YOUNG BOY AND HIS PARENTS FOR THE THOUGHTFULNESS THEIR SON SHOWED IN WRITING HIM
NIXON, RICHARD M. (1913-94). Thirty-seventh President of the United States (1969-74) and the only President to have resigned from office. Charming Typed Letter Signed, “Richard Nixon,” on Office of the Vice President Washington letterhead with a three line postscript in Nixon’s hand. One page, quarto. Washington, D.C. “June 11, 1957.” To “Mrs. J.R. Gray, 4205 Greenbriar Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee.” Nixon writes: “Dear Mrs. Gray: This is just a note to thank you for your letter of May 28 explaining how your son happened to write me. Robert’s letter was quite a masterpiece for a nine year old. I thought he might enjoy reading it a few years from now so I took the liberty of having the enclosed copies made for you. My best wishes to you and your family, Sincerely, Richard Nixon. The thoughtfulness of his letter speaks well for the training he has had from his parents!” Just a wonderful item, illustrating another side of Nixon’s personality. His authentically signed letters written as VP are rather uncommon, and when found with the addition of a full holograph postscript, like this letter, simply makes it a wonderful addition to the collection of any Presidential collector.