Typed letter signed AS PRESIDENT
Typed letter signed “Theodore Roosevelt”. 1p., (bifolium), 7.0 x 8.75 inch, Washington, 1905 December 19, on “The White House Washington” stationery. To “My dear Dr. Mitchell” (American Philosophical Society). In full: “You make it very hard for me, my dear sir. Believe me, it was painful to have to refuse your request, and it is painful now to say that I simply can not take a whole day off at that time to come even for the purpose you indicate. I wish you could be just one week here and see the multitude of requests to speak or to preside at meetings, or to be present without speaking, which I receive, to which I must return the same answer. I do not mean that they are requests that I would not care to accept, but requests each one of which, if it stood entirely by himself, I would be glad to accept. If you and any others whom you choose to indicate can bring on the French Delegate and other foreign guests, if there are any who are similarly entitled to recognition, I would be very glad to have the whole party take lunch with me; but I can not go to Philadelphia or anywhere else at that time.” Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition. Fine letter as President!
Price: $ 790 / € 610
Autographed note signed (Forbes collection)
Autographed note signed “Theodore Roosevelt”. 1p., 4.5 x 6.75 inch. (1895) June 1. A fine note in his own hand “After this please send the proof to me at the Police Commissioner's, 300 Mulberry St.” Roosevelt served as police commissioner from 1895 to 1897. He is likely referring about a proof for his book “Hero Tales from American History” (co-authored with Henry Cabot Lodge) which was published in 1895. Uneven left margin (not visible matted), else good condition. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Roosevelt to an overall of 11.75 x 7.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. From the Estate of Malcolm S. Forbes.
Price: $ 950 / € 730