Offering a wonderful, eclectic assemblage of 14 political, author, sculptor autographs and letters collected by an early collector. Some have been attached to sheets by the collector. A number of letters are to the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, Ewin L. Davis, thanking him for sending along a copy of the commission’s annual report. Most notable is a TLS by Congressman SAMUEL B. PETTENGILL speaking of “our free competitive system and the work of the Federal Trade Commission...to preserve it...Paul Hoffman, President of the Studebaker Corporation...and I have talked this matter over many times...Mr. Hoffman never neglects...to drive this point home in the many addresses he is called upon to make...He describes the commission as Public Friend No. 1...”
Autograph with short sentiment from JAMES ASHETON BAYARD attached to a sheet with his image. Bayard was a U.S. Representative and Senator from Delaware who broke an important tie vote in the electoral college in favor of Thomas Jefferson.
Autograph of SETH LOW, mayor of Brooklyn, President of Columbia University.
Autograph of Anna Warner, author of Susan Clegg.
Autograph of HAMLIN GARLAND, author of Maine Traveled Road, The Trail of Gold Seekers, A Son of the Middle Border, A daughter of the Middle Border, The Mystery of the Buried Crosses.
Autograph of LARKIN MEAD, Vermont sculptor.
Print of Quaker-Abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier with facsimile signature.
TLS by LLEWELLYN SHERMAN ADAMS (1899-1986), governor of New Hampshire and chief of staff to Dwight Eisenhower. On White House stationary, “The President has received your postal card and your comments have been noted. He has asked me to assure you that he appreciates your friendliness in writing and is grateful for your expressions of confidence in his leadership.”
TLS by MARCHUS A. COOLIDGE as U.S. Senator writing to Edwin Davis, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. “This is a belated, but none the less sincere, acknowledgement of the Annual Report of the Federal Trade Commission which you so kindly forwarded to me...”
TLS by JAMES M. LANDIS (1899-1964) as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He was also Dean of Harvard Law School. “...Thanks for your letter of February 26 enclosing photostat of the February 17 article from the Springfield Republican showing gains by utility concerns. It certainly has been interesting to note the recent gains...in spite of dire predictions by many leaders of the industry...”
TLS by GEORGE E. ALLEN, crony of Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower; 1916 head football coach for Cumberland College Bulldogs in Lebanon, TN. He writes on White House stationary to a Mr. Davis thanking him for his kind note.
TLS by Congresswoman VIRGINIA E. JENCKES, an early proponent for political equality for woman. She writes To Ewin L. Davis, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, thanking him for the FTC annual report.
TLS by Congressman Thomas H. Cullen to Ewin L. Davis thanking him for the FTC’s annual report.
TLS by Congressman J.E. RANKIN to Ewin L. Davis recognizing his congratulations for Davis’s re-election, adding, “I was certainly shocked to learn of Norman’s death. It was a great national loss, and I want you to know that you have my profound sympathy.” Rankin was a segregationist, racist and anti-Semitic.
TLS by Congressman JERE COOPER thanking him for the FTC’s report.
Letters are in excellent condition. Some of the autographs have been attached to other sheets.
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