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RAYMOND GRAM SWING - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/12/1968 CO-SIGNED BY: THERON C. LIDDLE - HFSID 42611

RAYMOND GRAM SWING and THERON C. LIDDLE The two journalists exchange messages on this typed letter dated September 12, 1968 Document Signed: “Raymond Swing” and “Theron C. Liddle”. 8½x11. Dated September 12, 1968.

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RAYMOND GRAM SWING and THERON C. LIDDLE The two journalists exchange messages on this typed letter dated September 12, 1968 Document Signed: “Raymond Swing” and “Theron C. Liddle”. 8½x11. Dated September 12, 1968. Letterhead of the Deseret News. Liddle wrote Gram Swing to request his permission to use a quote. In Part: “Most of the quotes being used are in the public domain, but we did want to use a quote attributed to you, and would like to have your permission for such use”. Gram Swing gave his approval with a signature at the bottom of the typed letter, but also left a note. In Full: (I prefer my signature as above, without the 'Gram' ”. Gram was his former wife's surname. They had divorced 24 years earlier. Raymond Gram Swing (1887-1968) was a journalist who first worked at a newspaper in 1906 with the Cleveland Press. Just seven years later, he was the Chicago Daily News bureau chief for the paper's Berlin, Germany department. His coverage of WWI, particularly Big Bertha and the Dardanelles campaign, established name recognition of the journalist nationwide. He shifted towards radio journalism, which is where he reported on WWII for the Mutual Broadcasting System. Swing strongly believed in gender and racial equality, so when his feminist and suffragist wife Betty Gram requested that both of them take both surnames, he agreed. They remained married from 1919-1944, but upon their divorce he had trouble shaking off her surname of Gram. He came to be known as Raymond Gram Swing. Theron C. Liddle (1912-1977) was a writer who published a series titled A Thought for Today throughout the 1960s, encompassing a total of five volumes. These books were collections of quotes from notable people that he hand-selected from speeches and publications. He was managing editor at the Deseret News from 1949-1971. Mailing creases. Evenly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.

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