Lot 641: Root Elihu


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Lot 641: Root Elihu: (1845-1937) American Lawyer & Statesman, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, 1912. Small Series Of Five T.Ls.S., Elihu Root, Each One Page, 8Vo, Washington And New York, 17Th August 1903 - 21St June 1907, All To Charles Emory Smith, On The Printed Stationery Of The War Department Or Mutual Life Building. Root Writes, In Part, To Thank Smith For Their Letter 'Conveying Your Appreciation Of The Work Done By General Corbin During The Spanish-American War. It Will Be Noted On His Efficiency Record' (17Th August 1903), Apologising For Not Seeing Smith And Dolan, Although Remarking 'But If I Can Make A Correct Guess As To What You Wanted To See Me About, Nothing Has Been Lost' (5Th April 1904), Politely Declining To Write An Introduction To A Work By Professor Bolles, Explaining 'I Am Tired With A Hard Year'S Work And Pressed By More Things Than I Want To Do Before Getting My Vacation, And I Feel Bound To Avoid Taking On Any Additional Labour' (16Th May 1905), Expressing His Regret That Smith Will Be Away On 2Nd December, 'Because I Shall Miss….The Inspiring Magnetism Of Your Constant And Sustaining Friendship In The Audience. I Have Stipulated, However, That I Am Not To Make Any Extended Speech, But Merely Say Such Few Words As Are Necessary To Accompany The Unveiling' (17Th November 1906). Most Of The Letters With Blank Integral Leafs And Two Are Accompanied By The Original Envelopes. Some Light Age Wear, Generally Vg, 5 Charles Emory Smith (1842-1908) American Journalist & Political Leader, United States Postmaster General 1898-1902. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £150 - 200
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