RARELY SEEN LETTER FROM THEODORE ROOSEVELT — IN HIS CAPACITY AS N.Y.C POLICE COMMISSIONER
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. (1858-1919). Twenty-sixth President of the United States (1901-9). Uncommon Typed Letter Signed, “Theodore Roosevelt”, on crested and imprinted Police Department, City of New York, President’s Office letterhead. One page, quarto. New York, June 28, 1895. Tiny trace of previous mounting on verso, else very fine condition. To “Hon. Lisenard Stewart: New York”. Roosevelt writes:
“My dear Mr. Stewart: Mr. David Healy is an applicant for the position of Secretary of your new Board. Mr. Healy was an old colleague of mine in the Legislature, where I grew to have a very warm respect for him. He has made a special study of these prison questions, and I think he would be a very valuable man for you to have. I take pleasure in writing this because I have known him well for a long time. Very sincerely yours, Theodore Roosevelt”.
Roosevelt served in this position for a few months (May 1895-early 1897), and any letters written on this letterhead, and in this capacity are quite rare.