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    [U.S. Presidents]. Letters, documents and signed photographs from FDR, Grant, Reagan, Carter, Truman, Polk & Tyler. 1-page (7 x 9 in.; 178 x 229 mm.), 26 June 1944 - just three weeks after the Invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944. Written to Alfred Schwartz of the 47th Armored Medical Battalion. Includes the original transmittal envelope. Fine condition. Roosevelt writes in full: Dear Schwartzie: It's wonder that, even in the strain of the campaign on the Anzio Beachhead, you should remember my interest in stamps. Those covers you were so good as to send me are a unique addition to my collection. Thank you very, very much. Best of luck. Very sincerely yours, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Includes FDR photograph signed, 8 x 10 in. (203 x 254 mm.), undated, inscribed at the right margin, For Rabbi Abraham J. Feldman, from his friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Pencil notations to verso, faint adhesive residue along top margin. Grant, Ulysses S. Autograph note signed ("U.S. Grant"), in pencil, 1-page (5.25 x 3 in.; 133 x 76 mm), undated [1885]. Most likely written as a communication to either a family member or one of his doctors in his last year of life with health deteriorating. Folds with some adhesive stains; tipped to larger sheet. Grant writes in full: I have just had another spasm. I think it was just about as bad. But Drs will disagree. Would you not advise my remaining up until near nine. U.S. Grant. Reagan, Ronald. Autograph letter signed ("Dutch"), 1-page (6 x 9 in.; 152 x 229 mm.), 30 August 1968. Written to Mr. Light Thompson of Princeton, Illinois. The letter bears a strike-through in black ink along with the August date, most certainly a secretarial notation that the letter had been transcribed. Fine condition. Reagan writes in part: ...You didn't really have to worry - Nelson was never at any time a threat. Now we'll all work to elect Dick [Nixon]. Best regards, Dutch. Carter, Jimmy. Collection of (4) autograph letters and (1) typed letter signed (all signed "Jimmy"), on "United States Navy" and "U.S. Naval Academy" letterhead stationery (7.25 x 10.4 in.; 184 x 264 mm. to 7.25 x 11 in.; 184 x 279 mm.), all written to his sweetheart, Miss Jacqueline Reid of Georgia, most likely a former classmate of his at Georgia Southwestern College in Americus. Written from 17 August through 9 October 1945. Each letter accompanied with its respective transmittal envelope. Aside from a small tear and minor smudging, overall in fine condition. A few excerpts from Carter's letters: Dear Jackie, I wish you had started your job in New York about a week ago. We've been here now ever since last Monday & I would certainly have liked to see you...We left on cruise right after we got back to the Academy and won't get back to Annapolis for another week. I'll have to wait until then to mail this 'cause the censor wouldn't pass my telling you we are in New York. Jackie, I don't want to 'cut Evan's throat' or any thing but I would like for you to come to the Academy if you can...We've been hoping that the war would end while we were here, but it didn't. We've just left. It seemed that it would yesterday & everybody here was listening to radios & reading the notices of Times Square, etc... I'm glad you liked the stockings. I was afraid they were very poor ones after all. It would be worth that much to get you to dress that fast every time. If you only knew how much I hate to have to wait for anyone - even you! Truman, Harry S. Oversize photograph signed ("Harry S. Truman"), 10 x 13 in. (254 x 330 mm.), black and white, matted to 13.25 x 18 in. (337 x 457 mm.) This wonderful portrait by Miller of Washington features the President seated and wearing a grey gabardine suit with white shirt and black tie, looking intently at the camera. Photo exhibits slight silvering. Inscribed on the matting in brown ink, Kindest regards to Bill Vaughan from Harry S. Truman. Polk, James K. Autograph letter signed twice ("James K. Polk" and "J.K.P."), with additional free frank signature, 6-pages (7.75 x 9.75 in.; 197 x 247 mm.), with integral address leaf, Columbia [Tennessee], 10 October 1836. Written to Col. Samuel H. Loughlin. Marked as "Private". Separation of the main vertical fold of page five and six at the upper edge; edges are chipped lightly. Remnant of wax seal of address leaf. Polk writes in part: ...Saturday morning, I learned with astonishment, and for the first time...that Judge White would be there on that day...He arrived in the midst of my speech...The calculation no doubt was, that the people from curiosity would be drawn off, and run to see him. There were mistaken...I never had a larger or more attentive audience...The effect has been any thing but to advance the Judge...or to injure me...Judging from all I could hear, the re-action in the County produced by Bell & tremendous. Tyler, John. Four Language Ship's Papers signed ("J. Tyler") as President, 20 x 16.4 in. (508 x 417 mm.), 14 July 1841, for "William H. Warner", master or commander of the "Ship" called "Samuel Robertson", of the burden of "421 & 12/95" tons, or thereabouts, bound for "Pacific Ocean" and laden with "Provisions, Stores and Utensils for a whaling voyage". Countersigned by Secretary of State Daniel Webster. White paper seal intact at the center.Toning at folds; minor paper loss at fold intersections.

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