Lot 58: TLS as president signed "Wm. H. Taft," one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, February 15, 1910. Letter to John A. Stewart, in part: "I also saw Mr. Loeb, and I think that everything can be satisfactorily worked out after Mr. Roosevelt has returned to Europe, where he can be fully communicated with." In fine condition, with light toning. With former president Theodore Roosevelt away on an African safari, Taft wrote to Stewart regarding a proposed welcoming reception upon his return to America. The other gentleman mentioned, William Loeb, was Roosevelt's private secretary and disagreed with Stewart's involvement in any sort of official reception. Taft ultimately declined to attend the event, organized by Loeb, and sent an assistant in his place.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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