PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/25/1962 - HFSID 67444
HARRY TRUMAN Harry Truman sends a typed letter trying to set up a time to be interviewed. Typed Letter Signed: "Harry Truman", ¾p, 7¼x10½. Independence, Missouri, 1962 July 25. On his personal imprinted letterhead to Mr. Richard L.
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Harry Truman sends a typed letter trying to set up a time to be interviewed.
Typed Letter Signed: "Harry Truman", ¾p, 7¼x10½. Independence, Missouri, 1962 July 25. On his personal imprinted letterhead to Mr. Richard L. Tobin, Managing Editor, Saturday Review, New York, New York. In full: "I appreciate very much your letter of the 19th. If you want my suggestions on 'How Powerful is The Presidency?' you ought to come here and interview me and then we can discuss the situation. I cannot give you permission to publish my letter." Handwritten postscript: "I'll be in N.Y. some time in the near future and you can come to the Carlyle Hotel at 76th & Madison if that is more convenient." Ink smudged at 2 lines of postscript. Slightly creased with folds, horizontal fold underlines 1 line of postscript. Paper clip impressions at upper left blank margin. Fine condition. Accompanied by original typed enveloped, bearing printed frank. Fine condition. After Harry S Truman (1884-1972) left office as the nation's 33rd President (1945-1953) in January 1953, he returned home to Independence, Missouri to become an "ordinary citizen". His presidential library was dedicated four and a half years later, on July 6, 1957, and Truman spent nearly every day in his office at the Library when he wasn't traveling. In August 1962, the month after this letter, Truman traveled to West Branch, Iowa for the dedication of Herbert Hoover's presidential library. Truman possibly refused permission to have one of his letters printed as some of his writings had been published in copyrighted books; other writings would be published in other books, including Where the Buck Stops: The Personal & Private Writings of Harry S Truman (1989), edited by his daughter, Margaret. Two items.
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