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WILL DURANT - CHECK SIGNED 12/07/1948 - HFSID 271125


$25 check signed by him in 1948
Check filled out and signed: "W.J. Durant", 7x3. Los Angeles, California, 1948 December 7. Check No. 1180, drawn on his account at Security-First National Bank of Los Angeles, Wilton & Hollywood Branch, payable to "Mrs. Ethel Kaufman" for $25.00. Historian/philosopher Will Durant (1885-1981) was a young teacher when he met Ariel (1898-1981), a Russian Jewish immigrant and talented student. As a team, they became the most popular and among the most influential historians of the twentieth century. Their 11-volume Story of Civilization, published over forty years (1935-1975) extended from prehistory to the nineteenth century, and was lauded for its fine writing as well as its ideas. Winners of the Pulitzer Prize and the Medal of Freedom, the Durants produced such other influential works as An Invitation to Philosophy, Heroes of History and a dual autobiography. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Lightly creased with bisecting horizontal fold. Bank cancellation holes and bank stamps on verso, not at signature. Overall, fine condition.

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Born: November 5, 1885 in North Adams, Massachusetts
Died: November 7, 1981 in Los Angeles, California

Film Credits
1987 My Philosophy (Other), 1982 The Taj Mahal (in person), 1981 Reds (in person), 1964 The Fall of the Roman Empire (Other)

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