RUSSELL W. PETERSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/29/1969 - HFSID 273456
RUSSELL W. PETERSON. TLS: "Russell W. Peterson" as Governor of Delaware, 1p, 8½x11. Dover, Delaware, 1969 July 29. On embossed letterhead of State of Delaware, Executive Department to Mr. Danny Franklin, Sunnyslope, Arizona.
Sale Price $144.00
RUSSELL W. PETERSON. TLS: "Russell W. Peterson" as Governor of Delaware, 1p, 8½x11. Dover, Delaware, 1969 July 29. On embossed letterhead of State of Delaware, Executive Department to Mr. Danny Franklin, Sunnyslope, Arizona. In full: "This is to acknowledge receipt of your letter of July 24 requesting an autographed photo, biographical material and the names of living former Governors of the State of Delaware. I hope the enclosed card satisfies your request. The following men have held the office of Governor of Delaware: [Peterson lists four names, addresses and terms of office]. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. Sincerely". Ink smudged at the "on" of Peterson. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Fine condition. With photograph, unsigned. B/w, 3½x5½. Imprinted signature of Peterson at lower margin. Biography imprinted on verso. Minor surface creases and smudges (most not evident head on). Fine condition. Russell Wilbur "Russ" Peterson (born in 1916) was the Republican Governor of Delaware from 1969-1973. Best known for his "New Day for Delaware" plan, Russell had previously been a research chemist. Also an environmentalist, he served as President of the National Audubon Society after leaving office. The Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge outside of Wilmington, Delaware is named for Peterson, who changed his party affiliation to Democrat in 1996. Two items.
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