PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/08/1904 - HFSID 17488
Sale Price $680.00
The former President prepares for a speech.
ALS: "Grover Cleveland", 1¼p, 5x6½, front and verso. Princeton (New Jersey), (Tuesday) 1904 November 8. To Nathaniel Myers, Esq. In full: "May I make a very little suggestion to you? I would like to have on the platform or at the place from which I am expected to speak on Friday a reading stand high enough for to enable me to reach from a manuscript when laid upon it - it of course should be higher than a table. Though what I shall have to say will be brief, I think I ought to read it, and desire to do so with as little awkwardness as possible." As the only living former President (from 1901 to his death in 1908), Cleveland was much in demand as a speaker. He was 5 foot 11 with a short neck, weighed 260 pounds and was 67 when he wrote this letter. He had settled in Princeton upon leaving the White House (for the second time). Cleveland was a trustee of Princeton University in 1901 and gave occasional lectures to the students. The year after he wrote this letter, he became a trustee on a board to reorganize the Equitable Life Assurance Society. Tape remnants on blank integral leaf. Fine condition.
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