Typed letter signed (written from Berlin)
Typed letter signed “Theodore Roosevelt”. 1p., 8.0 x 11.25 inch, Berlin, 1910 May 13. To “My dear Dr. Fries in Stockholm”. In full: “Mr. Abbott has shown me your letter of May 10th. I am glad of the opportunity of expressing to you my cordial admiration of the work which the Young Men’s Christian Association is doing in various parts of the world. My special interest has been aroused by the Railway Branch of the Association. I hope also to see the work extended on broad lines in the country districts where young men cannot have under ordinary circumstances the educational and cultural advantages which are found in the cities. It was a pleasure to meet you the other day in Stockholm, and I am glad again to express to you my sincere interest in the work which you and the Association are doing.” Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition. In May 1910 Roosevelt and his son met with the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. On 12 May 1910 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Arts of the University of Berlin. Unusual letter from a famous trip.