PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/11/1923 - HFSID 253498
CALVIN COOLIDGE As President, he signs a typed letter thanking a resident of historic Sailors' Snug Harbor for sending him poetry. Typed Letter signed: "Calvin Coolidge" as President, 1 page, 7x9. Washington, D.C., 1923 December 11.
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As President, he signs a typed letter thanking a resident of historic Sailors' Snug Harbor for sending him poetry.
Typed Letter signed: "Calvin Coolidge" as President, 1 page, 7x9. Washington, D.C., 1923 December 11. On White House stationery to Frank Waters, The Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York. In full: "Please accept my cordial thanks for your very kind letter of the ninth. I am glad to have the verses which you were good enough to send to me, and I wish to assure you of my sincere appreciation of your friendly expressions. Very truly yours". Accompanied by unsigned White House envelope to same addresses. After losing an election for School Committee in 1905, Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) never lost another one. He was Mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts (1910-1911), State Senator (1912-1915), Lieutenant Governor (1916-1918), Governor (1919-1920), Vice President (1921-1923) and President (1923-1929). "Silent Cal," as he was called for his economy of speech, succeeded to the Presidency upon the death of Warren Harding and won election to his own full term in 1924. In 1801, Robert Richard Randall bequeathed his estate for the establishment and permanent support of a retirement home for those who had sailed under the American flag, "regardless of creed or color." The will was drawn up by Alexander Hamilton. From 1830 to 1965, Sailors' Snug Harbor was located on Staten Island, with 55 buildings and over 1,000 residents at its peak. In 1965 the retirement home was moved to Sea Level, North Carolina, adjacent to a hospital of the Duke University Medical Center. Many of the old Snug Harbor dormitories were preserved as historic sites, and today house many cultural institutions, including the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Arts and the Staten Island Children's Museum. Paperclip impression at upper left. Pinhead-sized spot at bottom center. Otherwise, fine condition.
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