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Businessmen & Journalists
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Lot 720
Carnegie, Andrew (1835 -1919) Scottish American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. He was also one of the highest-profile philanthropists of his era and, by the time of his death, he had given away to charities and foundations about $350 million (valued today at $4.76 billion). Carnegie called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society, and it stimulated a wave of philanthropy. Typed letter signed in black ink, on "Andrew Carnegie / 2 East 91st St. / New York" stationery, 1 page, blue typescript, New York, April 25, 1917. To Doctor George F. Kunz (renowned mineralogist), 505 Fifth Avenue, New York City: "Words fail me in thanking you for your very kind letter. My trusteeship of Cooper Union has always been a great source of satisfaction, and I am gladdened by your sincere appreciation of what that institution is doing. The handsome volume which accompanied your letter [not present]…now occupies a prominent place on our library table…referred to from time to time, and exhibited to appreciative callers." Age toned. Three minuscule pin holes top left margin. Horizontal and vertical folds. Otherwise in very good condition.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Lot 721
Greeley, Horace (1811-1872) Editor, reformer, politician. His newspaper, The New York Tribune, was the most influential U.S. newspaper from the 1840s to the 1870s; he used it to promote the Whig and Republican parties, as well as opposition to slavery and a host of reforms. In 1872, Greeley was the Liberal Republican Party's presidential candidate; he lost in a landslide and died before the electoral votes were counted. Collection of four autograph letters signed, all having to do with lectures: 1. ALS, 1 page, on a small note sheet, 6¾" x 4¼", brown ink, New York, Nov. 18, 1853, to H.M. Goodwin, regarding a lecture in Milwaukee: "…which assures me that I can leave in the morning and lecture at "U." in the evening…" 2. ALS, 1 page, on a small note sheet, 6¾"x 4¼", brown ink, New York, Dec. 11, 1853, to H.M. Goodwin, regarding his travel schedule. 3. ALS, 1 page, on State of New York Constitutional Convention letterhead, New York, Sept. 14, 1867, to Henry, regarding a future lecture. 4. ALS, 1 page, 9¼" x 7½", brown ink, New York, Oct. 14, 1843, to Thos. Dunnell, accepting an invitation to lecture. All difficult to read, as usual, with Greeley.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Lot 722
Stoddard, Henry - Presidential Advisor and Confidant (1861-1947) Journalist who worked in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., before becoming editor and part owner of the New York Evening Mail; a presidential confidant who advised many Presidents on policy matters. Collection of 13 items, including a Calvin Coolidge TLS, Plymouth, Vt., Sept. 26, 1932, to Mr. Stoddard about setting a mutual meeting date to discuss Coolidge's future writing. Includes a copy of "I Do Not Fit In With These Times" soft cover pamphlet; six retained letters written to Mr. Stoddard, c. 1926-1937, some clarifying information about his biographical subjects, e.g., Theodore Roosevelt, Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge; a pamphlet, "Theodore Roosevelt The Man / Some Memories of the Greatest American of His Time," 32 pages, prepared and published by Stoddard after Roosevelt's death; two printed White House invitations addressed to Mr. & Mrs. Stoddard to attend receptions held by the Roosevelts in 1909 and the Hoovers in 1933; and two small printed White House admission passes.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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