J. HUGO ARONSON
The Montana Governor signs a typed letter responding to a collector.
Having been named "Chief after Buffalo" by the Blackfeet Tribe, Aronson writes
on stationery honoring the Buffalo.
Typed Letter signed: "J. Hugo Aronson", 1p, 7¼x10½. No place,
1973 October 30. Color illustration at top, captioned: "THE BUFFALO - He
ruled the Plains for Centuries." To Danny Franklin, Phoenix, Arizona, in
full: "I received your request for an autograph of myself and my wife,
Rose, and I am enclosing an article, autographed as requested. [Items not
included.] I do not have a picture of Rose that I can think of, except in a
book that I have published. You have done a great deal of research on me, and I
wish to compliment you on its detail. I would be as interested in hearing about
yourself, your age and schooling and future interests in life. Also, how are you
coming along on your collection of autographs? The Blackfeet Tribe named me
'Chief after Buffalo' in 1939 and I am using this stationary because of this
title! Sincerely". John Hugo Aronson (1891-1978) came to the US from
Sweden as a youth. Dropping out of school at age 14, he rode the rails west to
Montana, where he worked on ranches and oil fields, interrupted by army service
in France during World War I. "The galloping Swede" was first elected to the
Montana legislator in 1938. A Republican, he was Governor 1953-1961. Mailing
folds. Fine condition.
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