Rare autograph letter signed AS PRESIDENT
Rare autograph letter signed AS PRESIDENT “Harry S Truman”. 1p., 7.0 x 9.0 inch, on blind embossed “The White House Washington” letterhead, 1948 May 13. Letter to Mrs. Lauretta Young, his secretary, White House stenographer and the wife of Truman's close friend Merl Young. In full: “Dear Lauretta:- Thanks a lot for the nice birthday present. I'm sure that those cards will bring me luck. It was thoughtful of you and Rose (Rose Conway Truman’s personal stenographer) to remember the day.” In very good condition, with scattered light toning, staining, and foxing. Accompanied by the original White House transmittal envelope, addressed in Truman’s hand. Merl Young was an official of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) and a Missouri crony of Truman’s. Several years later in 1951, Mr. and Mrs. Young were involved in a scandal involving perjury when Mrs. Young accepted a $9,500 mink coat from an attorney representing clients seeking loans from the RFC. Mr. Young was found guilty in 1954. The sad truth is that this affair wouldn’t merit a line of print or a minute of TV reporting today except perhaps for the awful crime of wearing fur.
Price: $ 2,750 / € 2.290
Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972) & Eisenhower, Dwight D. (1890-1969)
Letter archive to a classmate (7 letters)
33. and 34. President of the United States. A large letter archive. Five typed letter signed AS PRESIDENT “Harry S. Truman”. All one page, 7.0 x 9.0 inch. Dated: 1945 April 28, 1945 November 23, 1948 July 29, 1949 July 21, 1952 November 8. All on the typical bifolium “The White House Washington” stationery and signed in dark black ink. All addressed to Marry B. Womack in St. Louis, Missouri. One typed letter signed “Dwight D. Eisenhower”. One page, 7.0 x 9.0 inch, 1947 July 22. On “War Department The Chief of Staff” stationery. Signed in dark black ink and addressed to Marry B. Womack in St. Louis, Missouri. And one typed letter signed “Eisenhower”. One page, 7.0 x 9.0 inch, 1947 July 22. On “War Department The Chief of Staff” stationery. Signed in dark black ink and addressed to Harry S. Truman’s secretary Charles G. Ross at “The White House”. Also included are some Newspaper articles and a 1949 black and white photograph of President Harry Truman with Charles Ross and Marry B. Womack. They were classmates at Independence Highschool. The picture was made when Marry was visiting her brother Bock Womack. Only one envelope from an Eisenhower letter is missing, the other six envelopes are all there. Mailing folds, handling wear, else fine condition. An excellent collection of personal letters between classmates, directly acquired from a descendant and on the market for the first time.