Harry S. Truman

Truman, Harry S.

33rd President of the United States (1884-1972). Typed letter signed. Washington, DC. 4to. 1 page on bifolium. With typed envelope.
$ 593 / 550 € (90487/BN60235)

To William Guerin: "I just want to thank you for your letter of May seventeenth. Such kind words help tremendously. It is interesting to know that you have attained your eighty-fourth birthday and I have pleasure in extending all good wishes to you". - On embossed paper of The White House.

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Truman, Harry S.

33. Präsident der USA (1884-1972). Typed letter signed. With autograph envelope. Independence, Missouri. ½ S. 4to. Mit eigenh. Kuvert.
$ 593 / 550 € (92615/BN61907)

To the Polish-American composer, pianist and music teacher Wiktor Labunski (1895-1974) and his wife: "It was certainly kind of you to send me such a thoughtful birthday message [...]". - On stationery with printed letterhead. Enclosed is an envelope from the previous year, addressed to the same receipient. - In excellent condition.

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Truman, Harry S.

33rd President of the United States (1884-1972). Typed letter signed. Independence, Missouri. 8vo. 1 p. Signed in ballpoint.
$ 485 / 450 € (92616/BN61908)

To the famous long-running New York Post columnist Leonard Lyons (1906-76) and his wife Sylvia: "Thank you very much for your kind sentiments and good wishes on my birthday. I appreciate your interest and you have my best wishes". Truman's stationery features a letterhead from his post-presidential home in Independence, Missouri. - In excellent condition.

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Truman, Harry S.

33rd President of the United States (1884-1972). Typed letter signed. Independence, Missouri. 8vo. 1 p. Signed in black ballpoint.
$ 485 / 450 € (92617/BN61909)

To the famous long-running New York Post columnist Leonard Lyons (1906-76): "I appreciate most highly your birthday note and the kind things you had to say. Your thoughtfulness pleased me and you have my thanks. [...]". Truman's stationery features a letterhead from his post-presidential home in Independence, Missouri. - In excellent condition.

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Truman, Harry S.

33rd President of the United States (1884-1972). Typed letter signed with additional manuscript note. Independence, Missouri. 8vo. 1 p. With franked envelope.
$ 916 / 850 € (92618/BN61910)

To Edward Daniel McKim, in Truman's own hand: "It was good to see you at the D meeting. My best to Mary & all the family." This follows a typed letter which reads, "Dear Ed: Thanks a lot for that 'D' Battery program. It will be placed with the Library's 'D' Battery files for preservation, and you will be listed as the donor. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness", signed "Harry Truman". - Ed McKim served under Captain Harry S. Truman in WWI, as part of Battery D (mentioned here), 129th Field Artillery Regiment, from 1917 to 1919.

Decades later, Truman would make McKim his executive assistant in the White House during his presidency. The two men were quite close, and McKim had personal involvement in urging Truman to accept the candidacy for Vice President under Roosevelt, certain at the time (quite correctly) that this would lead to Truman's own presidency. - Faint letter creases; in excellent condition..

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Truman, Harry S.

33rd President of the United States (1884-1972). Typed letter signed. Independence, Missouri. 8vo. 1 p.
$ 485 / 450 € (92619/BN61911)

Letter signed by Truman on the occasion of the sudden death of Robert M. Moore, addressed to his wife: "I am as sorry as I can be to hear of Bob's passing. You have the sincere sympathy of both Mrs. Truman and myself". - Robert Moore worked for the Democratic National Committee, where he served as Assistant to the Chairman. Like Truman, Moore was born and raised in Missouri and was a member of the Missouri Democratic delegation; he and Truman shared a lifelong acquaintance. - Faint letter creases; in excellent condition.

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Truman, Harry S.

33rd President of the United States (1884-1972). Five letters signed, with ephemera. Washington, D.C. 5 letters. 4to, bifolium, each 1 p. Three typed letters signed in black ink. With franked envelopes, photograph, and accompanying ephemera.
$ 1,616 / 1.500 € (92620/BN61912)

Five letters on official White House stationery and signed by Harry S. Truman during his presidency, written to his old high school friend Mary B. Womack and often making reference to their mutual friend Charlie Ross (1885-1950). All three individuals graduated from Independence High School in 1901, along with Truman's wife Elizabeth ("Bess") Virginia Truman (1885-1982), and Charlie Ross went on to become Truman's Press Secretary. Womack achieved a senior role with the Missouri State Teacher's Association and visited Truman in Washington when she stayed with her brother, himself a senator for Missouri.

- Truman writes in 1945, "Dear Mary: Bess and I are delighted to hear of the honor that has been conferred upon you by the Missouri State Teachers Association [...] As one President to a potential President, my heartiest congratulations - and condolences!" In another letter from the same year, he adds, "The quotation which you gave me from Tennyson is the one I carry in my pocket all the time." In 1948, "Bess joins with me in sending best wishes. Charlie Ross also wants to be remembered." And in 1952, as Truman was deciding not to run for a second term, "All through the years I have been steadfastly sustained by your support and, as you say, there never was any doubt about how my good old friends, Miss Tillie and Charlie, felt. I can't forget loyalty like this." Charlie Ross had died two years earlier. - A few hints of toning, wear to envelopes. Very good condition..

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