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MARSHALL FIELD III - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/11/1932 - HFSID 272388

Marshall Field III, founder of the Chicago Sun and grandson of retail tycoon Marshall Field, signed this typed letter in 1932 to a member of the American Legion. In it, he says that he won't be able to attend a meeting.

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Condition: slightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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MARSHALL FIELD III
Marshall Field III, founder of the Chicago Sun and grandson of retail tycoon Marshall Field, signed this typed letter in 1932 to a member of the American Legion. In it, he says that he won't be able to attend a meeting.
Typed letter signed: "Marshall Field". 1 page, 8½x11. April 11, 1932. Addressed to Mr. Mark T. McKee, The America Legion, Biltmore Hotel, New York City. In full: "Dear Mr. McKee: I am terribly sorry that I shall not be here for the meeting on Saturday, as I have to go to Chicago. Many congratulations on what you have been doing while I have been away. Sincerely yours". Field (1893-1956), the grandson of retail magnate Marshall Field, had a rheumatic heart condition, but was so keen to join the army during World War I that, instead of letting the enlistment board physical declare him ineligible for service, was sworn in as a private by a colonel and friend in the 1st Illinois Cavalry. He was discharged a captain in December of 1918. Field founded the Chicago Sun and Parade magazine in 1941; the Sun merged with the Chicago Daily Times in 1948 to become the Sun-Times. He also bought the publishing houses Simon & Schuster and Pocket Books in 1944. Field, who inherited the bulk of his family fortune in 1943, was also a philanthropist, serving as president of the Child Welfare League of America and the New York Philharmonic and as a trustee for the New York Zoological Society and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Slightly soiled. Light mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.

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