Lot 59: TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9.25, White House letterhead, June 1, 1903. Letter to author Andy Adams, written from Cheyenne, Wyoming. In full: "I learn that your book is on my car at the depot. I look forward to reading it with a great deal of pleasure as it deals with a life in which I am greatly interested." In fine condition, with the signature a shade light. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Roosevelt was in Wyoming as part of a whirlwind tour through the American West, during which he visited twenty-five states and gave over 250 speeches. Included on the journey were visits to Yosemite with John Muir and Yellowstone with John Burroughs. He was in Cheyenne to give an address at the University of Wyoming. The book he refers to in this letter is most likely The Log of a Cowboy, which Adams published in 1903.
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Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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