Lot 130: TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, May 27, 1953. Letter to John Roy Steelman, in full: "I certainly appreciated yours of the twentieth and twenty-first. I got a great kick out of both letters, especially your comments." Truman adds a handwritten postscript, "My best to Mrs. S. Keep sending the comments. They please me a lot." Slight foxing and creasing, a ding and some toning to upper left corner, and an ink notation to the left side, otherwise fine condition. Under President Truman, John Steelman became the first White House chief of staff, holding the position from December 12, 1946, to January 20, 1953.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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