Lot 81: TLS, one page, 7 x 10.25, personal letterhead, October 24, 1952. Letter to Danny Pelton of New York, written "Aboard Eisenhower Campaign Special," the train he traveled on during his presidential campaign. In full: "I'm afraid I can't take the time to write you a long hand note in the middle of this strenuous campaign, but I do want to thank you very much for your nice letter, and the interest you evince in our crusade for good government and a world at peace." In fine condition, with light overall wrinkling, a spot of soiling at the end of his signature, and toned top and bottom edges. On this same day Eisenhower gave his famous 'I shall go to Korea' speech in Detroit which was broadcast nationwide and helped him clinch the presidential election eleven days later. Touching upon the same themes as his iconic speech, this letter of the same date directly points towards Ike's upcoming electoral victory.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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