William H. Taft (1857-1930)

Autographed letter signed

Autographed letter signed "Wm. H. Taft”. 2pp., recto and verso, 6.0 x 9.25 inch, Cincinnati, 1899 June 1. On United States Circuit Court of Appeal letterhead. A letter to E.D. Worcester, a fellow Yale alumnus. In part: "I have your favor of the 30th ult. I am very complimented to 'hang' in such distinguished company. I wish I could consider it prophetic but I see nothing before me but a circuit judgeship. I am content however for the duties delight me. I enclose the card with my signature (not present) as you request. Hadley’s election was a great day for Yale. It means that we shall take our proper place at the head of the educational procession…" Fine condition with bold ink resulting in some showthrough. From the Estate of Malcolm S. Forbes.


Price: $ 750 / € 625