Lot 170: TLS, one page, 8.25 x 10.75, personal letterhead, October 26, 1910. Letter of recommendation to John G. Milburn, a partner at the prestigious law firm Carter Ledyard & Milburn on Wall Street. In full: "May I take the liberty of introducing my friend, Judge Blount, of Macon, Georgia, formerly judge in the Philippines Islands, appointed by our present President. Like most great lawyers, he longs to settle in New York and become famous, rather than rich. I have no doubt he will take rank with you gentlemen in the front, and beg to commend him to you, knowing you have no rivals to fear." He adds a handwritten postscript below, initialed "AC," in full: "Sorry to miss you & Madam this summer—try again." In very good condition, with intersecting folds passing through the signature, overall toning and light soiling, and dings and chips to edges.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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