JAMES F. BYRNES
Byrnes signed this letter, on the letterhead of the South Carolina governor,
in 1952. In it, he tells a New York resident that he has confidence in
newly-elected General Eisenhower. With original mailing envelope.
Typed letter signed "James F. Byrnes". 1 page, 7¼x10¼, on South
Carolina Office of the Governor letterhead with the state seal near top edge.
Nov. 10, 1952. Addressed to Mr. Ernest F. Manfred, New York, New York.
In full: "Dear Mr. Manfred: I am delighted to receive your note. I
believe that with the election of General Eisenhower, we can look to the future
with confidence. With best wishes to you, I am, Sincerely yours, JFB:CWS".
Accompanied by: original mailing envelope with pencil notations on verso
in unknown hand, postmarked Columbia, South Carolina, Nov. 10, 1952.
Byrnes (1882-1972) was Secretary of State from 1945 to 1947. A
lawyer and newspaper editor, Byrnes had been a U.S. Representative
(1911-1925) and U.S. Senator (1931-1941) from South Carolina and an
Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court (1941-1942) before joining
Truman's Cabinet. He was later Governor of South Carolina (1951-1955).
Letter is lightly toned and creased. Folded twice and unfolded. Folds are toned.
Envelope is lightly toned. Top has been neatly cut or torn open. Otherwise in
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