IRENE CORBALLY KUHN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/11/1967 - HFSID 9011374
IRENE CORBALLY KUHN
The international journalist writes this letter to Benjamin Mandel wishing him a happy retirement
Autograph Letter signed: "Irene", in black ink, 4x6¼ unfolded. 45 Christopher St. N.Y., N.Y. 10014, 1967 November 11. On Mrs. Kuhn's personal stationery. To "Dear Ben". In full: "It made me sad to read in the Times last week that you you [sic] have retired from the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee. This is the time, above all others, when we need your ability and experience./ However, you have earned your right to an easier life and I hope you and Maggie enjoy a long, happy time together now, in good health and spirits./ Always". IRENE CORBALLY KUHN (1898-1995) was an American journalist and foreign correspondent. A graduate of Columbia University, Kuhn began her career in journalism working for The Syracuse Herald. Subsequently, she reported for The Chicago Tribune while based in Paris. In 1922, she landed a job with the English-language Shanghai Evening News in China. After returning stateside she joined the staff of New York's The Daily News. A founding member of the Overseas Press Club of New York, from 1939 to 1950 she worked for the National Broadcasting Company. Kuhn published a memoir in 1938, Assigned to Adventure, which received favorable reviews. BENJAMIN MANDEL (1887-1973) was a New York City school teacher and activist. He joined the Communist Party in 1920 as "Bert Miller" and eventually became Organization Secretary for the New York district. By the later 1930s he had become a dedicated anti-communist, and as "Benjamin Mandel," served as the research director for the Dies Committee from 1939 to 1945. In 1951, he became research director in the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, and stayed in that position until his retirement in 1967. Paper clip indentation at upper left-hand corner, with staining from clip on verso. Ink note "Kuhn" written underneath signature (unknown hand). Card fold runs across center. Otherwise, fine condition.
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