THEODORE ROOSEVELT EMPLOYS THE LOST ART OF THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ~~ ‘THAT WAS SUCH A FINE LETTER OF YOURS THAT I MUST SEND YOU JUST ONE LINE…. I AM TOUCHED BY WHAT YOU SAY.’
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE (1858-1919) 26th President of the United States. Typed Note boldly Signed, “T. Roosevelt,” on his name-imprinted: The Outlook / 287 Fourth Ave / New York stationery. One page, square octavo [approx 6 x 7 inches]. New York, November 11, 1912. Mounting traces on verso, otherwise fine condition. Roosevelt writes to: ‘Mr. Fred Lockley, Portland, Oregon”:
“Mr. Dear Mr. Lockley: That was such a fine letter of yours that I must send you just one line of hearty thanks and acknowledgement. I am touched by what you say. Faithfully yours, T. Roosevelt.”
Roosevelt’s signature measures nearly 3 ½ inches in length! — It has been our experience in dealing with CEO’s, foreign statesmen, and Presidents ~~ that despite their hectic schedules, they always seem to send an acknowledgement note. T.R., was obviously someone who adhered to this policy in his lifetime. A fine ‘starter’ letter for anyone building a set of Presidents.