Lot 399: ALS signed "George S. Patton, Jr.," four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 7.25, Mounted Service School, Fort Riley, Kansas letterhead, no date but circa autumn of 1913. Letter home to his mother. In part (spelling and grammar retained): "Sundies here are like Sheridan or a grave yard I never saw anything so quiet it is fierce and hard to get used to…We have a…house like the one at Sheridan only older there is one small room that can be used as a guest room and the bath tub is so small that you have to wash half at a time. I have been painting it a little at a time. The house not the tub, and it looks better now. I started my instruction Thursday and gave two lessons with fair success so I hope it will be all right. So far I have been able to take the riding course…it does not amount to much yet just riding at a walk and trot and getting settled in the saddle." In fine condition. Patton was stationed at Fort Riley from 1913 to 1915, where he was both a student and fencing instructor. A highly desirable letter from early in Patton's career as an up-and-coming officer.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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