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CARL SANDBURG - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/06/1943 - HFSID 43346

Carl Sandburg sends a typed letter on a postal card. Typed letter signed: "Carl Sandburg", 5½x3¼ postal card. To Roy E. Hawkinson, Chicago, Illinois.

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CARL SANDBURG
Carl Sandburg sends a typed letter on a postal card.
Typed letter signed: "Carl Sandburg", 5½x3¼ postal card. To Roy E. Hawkinson, Chicago, Illinois. In full: "Bruddah Hawkinson Thank you for being a good Swede who can nevertheless play the role of an Indian convincingly with understanding of how riches are not inevitably associated with possessions. Good going to you and helsa bra-" Handwritten at bottom left: "warring house after insulting you I fine I must unmailed card-skoal!" Typed mailing address on verso. Postmarked Harbert, Michigan 1943, March 6. American historian and author Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), also a folklorist and poet, published his first book of poems, Chicago Poems, in 1916, while working as a newspaper reporter. He continued to publish books of poetry during the 1920s while writing two extensive biographies of Abraham Lincoln, The Prairie Years(1926, two volumes) and The War Years (1939, four volumes). Sandburg, who won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for History for the latter volume, won another Pulitzer in 1951 for Complete Poems. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. Lightly torn not near signature. Lightly worn at corners. Tape remnant on verso (no show through). Overall, fine condition.

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