Lot 842: ALS in pencil, signed "James," three pages, 7.75 x 4.75, March 2, 1920. Letter to his aunt, Dara Bozeman. In part: "I know I have been slow about writing to you but I have been going from place to place, and haven't had time to write, and I am going to send your $10.00 dollars soon as I can possibly get it, but aunt Dara I have had to pawn my watch to get money to eat on. I have a very good job working between Delta Point La and Shreveport but having a hard time oh my…well aunt Dara I am going to stop, this train is running so blooming fast I cant hardly write as it is. Write me real soon and if you can spare $5.00 please send it to me." Includes an original mailing envelope from a different letter to his aunt, postmarked January 2, 1928, with the primary address in another hand but return address written by Rodgers, incorporating his full name, "Jimmie Rodgers." Suede-matted and framed with an album cover to an overall size of 22.25 x 22.25. Two vertical folds (one passing through the last letter of the signature), a small tear to the bottom of the first page, and a few creases, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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