ADMIRAL WILLIAM S. SIMS - CALLING CARD SIGNED - HFSID 273036
Sale Price $126.00
WILLIAM S. SIMS
Pulitzer Prize winner (1921 in History) Admiral William S. Sims signs calling card
Calling Card signed: "Wm. S. Sims.", 3½x2 card. Imprinted caption: "Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy." As naval aide to President Theodore Roosevelt, WILLIAM S. SIMS (1858-1936)) brought about great improvements in naval gunnery, overcoming the resistance of some senior officers. He commanded the Atlantic Torpedo Flotilla (1913-1915) and was President of the Naval War College (1917). Admiral Sims, who was named Commander of U.S. naval forces in European Waters (1918), was the co-author of The Victory at Sea, which won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize in History. Slightly soiled. Mounting remnants on verso show through faintly at upper blank portion. Overall, fine condition.
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