Lot 70: Calvin Coolidge

RR Auction

2015-12-18 16:58:51

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Lot 70: Scarce ALS as president, one page, 5.5 x 9.25, White House letterhead, May 3, 1924. Letter to De Lancey Kountze, in full: "It was a pleasure to have a call from you this morning and receive the valuable suggestions you made." A uniform box of toning from previous display, show-through from toned tape remnants to reverse, and slight soiling, otherwise fine condition. After serving in World War I, Kountze left his family's successful banking firm to focus his efforts on the treatment of wounded veterans and the American Legion. Kountze was later elected as the first president of the Citizens' Committee of America, a board designed to raise awareness for disabled veterans by unifying various relief agencies. Handwritten letters from Coolidge during his presidency are quite uncommon, and with its dedicated recipient, this is a fantastic example. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467 Wednesday, 13th January 2016 Estimate: $2500-3000
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