GUTZON BORGLUM - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 253415
Sale Price $1,105.00
Gutzon Borglum wrote this letter on the back of a long envelope, explaining that he can't send any autographs because he's probably given away all the good ones.
Autograph letter signed "Gutzon Borglum". Written on the back of a 8¾x4 envelope. In full: "Dear Mis [sic] Eaton I find in looking over my letters, I have given away most of the really good autographs - [illegible] is [illegible] - but I look for a letter - and shall save it for you - [illegible], I trade for - & Rodin's I'll post with the above. In great haste with kind regards to all yours truly". Written on the back of an envelope to "Miss [illegible] Eaton". Borglum (1867-1941, born John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum in St. Charles, Idaho), already famous for creating the great head of Lincoln in the U.S. Capitol rotunda, was commissioned to begin work on a "shrine of democracy" in 1927. After selecting Mount Rushmore as its site, he began work on 60-foot-high heads of Presidents George Washington (unveiled in 1930), Thomas Jefferson (1936), Abraham Lincoln (1937) and Theodore Roosevelt (1939), chosen to represent epic symbols of America. Borglum, who developed innovative stone-working methods to accomplish the massive project, died in 1941, leaving his son Lincoln to complete the finishing details. Lightly toned and creased. Adhesive residue on front and back of envelope, which touches handwriting but not signature. Envelope was opened neatly at left edge and is empty. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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