LINDLEY M. GARRISON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/12/1925 - HFSID 26430
Sale Price $288.00
LINDLEY M. GARRISON
He signs a typed letter containing a brief biographic sketch of himself.
Typed Letter signed: "Lindley M. Garrison", 1 page, 8¼x10¾. New York, N.Y., 1925 May 12. On letterhead of Hornblower, Miller and Garrison to A. Barclay Ulman, New York City. In full: "I am just in receipt of your letter of May 8th in which a letter in my handwriting for your collection. You state that you would very much appreciate a biographical sketch. Briefly stated, my biography is as follows: Born at Camden, N.J., November 28, 1864; Admitted to the Bar in the State of Pennsylvania, June, 1886, to the Bar of the State of New Jersey, June, 1888, and to the Bar of the State of New York in November, 1916; Served as Vice-Chancellor of the State of New Jersey from June, 1904, to March 5, 1913; As Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President Wilson from March 5, 1913 to February 10, 1916. Since that time a practicing lawyer in the State of New York and a member of the firm of Hornblower, Miller & Garrison. The above is in my usual handwriting; signature, however, being the only part thereof that is characteristic. Sincerely yours". Garrison accurately summarizes his career but tactfully omits the fact that policy differences with President Wilson led to his departure from the Cabinet. During the war preparedness campaign of 1916, he had advocated more ambitious military preparations that Wilson was ready to sanction. Garrison is having some fun with the autograph seeker here, describing a dictated letter as "my usual handwriting," but the ink signature is authentically Garrison's. Garrison died in 1932. Mailing fold through middle initial. Lightly toned at edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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