ADMIRAL CHESTER W. NIMITZ - AUTOGRAPH ENVELOPE UNSIGNED CIRCA 1965 WITH F. A. MORSE - HFSID 166974
Sale Price $234.00
CHESTER W. NIMITZ and F.A. MORSE
An envelope hand addressed by Nimitz is bestowed as a gift by in an autograph note signed by Morse, the original recipient, on the same envelope.
Autograph Envelope addressed by Nimitz to "Mr F.A. Morse, Secretary to Board of Regents, University of State of New York, Albany 1, N.Y.", postmarked San Francisco, California, January 16, 1965, 5-cent stamp affixed.At top of envelope is an autograph note signed "from F.A. Morse". In full: "For my dear friend of the years, John E. Boos of Albany, N.Y. in the month of the death of a great and kind American, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U.S.N. February '66." CHESTER W. NIMITZ (1885-1966), who had led Allied naval forces to victory in the Pacific during WWII,died February 20, 1966. Nimitz, Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet (1941-1945), was promoted to the newly created Five-Star rank of Admiral of the Fleet in December 1944. On September 2, 1945, the surrender of Japan was received aboard his flagship (formerly Halsey's), the battleship Missouri. Nimitz served as Chief of Naval Operations from 1945-1947. In 1966, the year he signed this envelope F.A. MORSE was the Secretary to the Board of Regents at the University of the State of New York at Albany. Morse was likely giving a gift of Nimitz' handwriting to his friend, John E. Boos, an author and former White House correspondent. Postmark at lower margin touches "N.Y." of Nimitz' writing. Fine condition.
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