NICHOLAS ROOSEVELT - AUTOGRAPH ENVELOPE UNSIGNED 12/21/1920 - HFSID 87753
Sale Price $216.00
Nicholas Roosevelt addresses an envelope to William Roscoe Thayer.
Autograph Envelope unsigned, 6¼x3½. 2-cent embossed postal envelope addressed by Roosevelt to: "Wm. Roscoe Thayer Esqr, 8 Berkeley St/Cambridge/Mass". Postmarked New York, New York, December 21, 1920. Imprinted return address of "Tucker, Anthony & Co., 60 Broadway, New York, N.Y." Ink note at left margin (unknown hand): "Nicholas Roosevelt/Dec. 21, 1920." Roosevelt had provided notes on the Republican National Convention of 1912 to Thayer, the biographer of Theodore Roosevelt.NICHOLAS ROOSEVELT (1893-1982) was the youngest son of James West Roosevelt (1858-1896) and Laura Henriette D'Oremeiulx Roosevelt.James was a first cousin of Theodore Roosevelt. James' father was Silas Weir Roosevelt, the oldest brother of Theodore's father, Theodore, Sr., who was called "Thee" or "Greatheart". WILLIAM ROSCOE THAYER (1859-1923) published Theodore Roosevelt: An Intimate Biography in 1919. Thayer also published a number of other books, including The Life and Times of Cavour (1911, two volumes), The Life and Letters of John Jay (1915, two volumes) and George Washington (1922), and was President of the American Historical Association. At the 1912 Republican National Convention in Chicago, Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), who had served as President from 1901-1909, and his supporters stormed out and formed the Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party to oppose Roosevelt's successor, William Howard Taft. In the 1912 election, with the Republicans split, Democratic candidate Woodrow Wilson won the presidency; Roosevelt came in second, Taft finished a distant third. Lightly creased, touching the "N" of Nicholas. Paper clip impression at left edge touches the "a" in Nicholas. Torn open at upper edge. Overall, fine condition.
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