JOHN PHILIP "THE MARCH KING" SOUSA - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/19/1930 - HFSID 4515
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA John Philip Sousa signs a typed letter of thanks for the help. Typed Letter signed: "John Philip Sousa", 1p, 8½x5¼. New York, N.Y., 1930 August 19. On letterhead of Sousa and His Band to Albert Stoessel, Chatauqua, N.Y.
Sale Price $640.00
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
John Philip Sousa signs a typed letter of thanks for the help.
Typed Letter signed: "John Philip Sousa", 1p, 8½x5¼. New York, N.Y., 1930 August 19. On letterhead of Sousa and His Band to Albert Stoessel, Chatauqua, N.Y. In full: "We had a very pleasant ride home and arrived in New York on the minute. Will you kindly accept my heartfelt thanks for the painstaking manner in which you helped the cantata. Will you also extend to the Misses Field and Selee and Messrs. Terry and Newton and the chorus my thanks for the manner in which they sung my work, and kindly give the gentlemen of the orchestra my thanks for their performance of the orchestral parts. Will you say to Mrs. Stoessel I thank her for the splendid dinner and the charm of her company. With every wish for your never-ending success, believe me, very sincerely yours". John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) is known chiefly for writing over 100 marches, including such classics as The Stars and Stripes Forever and The Washington Post, earning him the title of "The March King". Sousa, who had studied violin and trombone during his childhood, joined the U.S. Marine Band at age 13, playing with the group from 1867-1872. After later playing in popular orchestras, he returned in 1880 as director of the Marine Band, which is called the "President's Own". In addition to his many musical compositions, Sousa wrote five books, including three novels and an autobiography. Mounting paper remnant (¼-inch thick) along left half of upper edge. Paper thinned from removal of same along right half. Pinhead sized stain in lower right corner. Vertical fold crosses "P" of signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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