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    Extraordinary Rare Business Leader Alvah C. Roebuck 1940 Typed Letter Signed on Sears, Roebuck & Company Letterhead Watch repairman and businessman Alvah C. Roebuck (1864-1948) was born near Lafayette, Indiana. He began repairing watches as a child and helped support his family at age 12 after his father died. He repaired watches for Richard Sears in Chicago until Sears sold the R. W. Sears Watch Company and moved to Iowa. Under the agreement, Sears was to refrain from selling watches in the Chicago area for a specific number of years, so he enticed Roebuck to form A. C. Roebuck Company. Roebuck continued to work on entertainment devices, including a magic lantern. He developed a motion picture company that he sold in 1924. He moved to Florida, lost all his money in real estate speculation, and in 1930 returned to Sears and Roebuck Company as a correspondent and promoter. He retired to California in 1940. Typed letter signed, one page, February 7, 1940, Chicago. The letter is written to Mr. T. Brennan of Jersey City, New Jersey, and reads: "Dear Mr. Brennan: I am glad to learn through yours of the 3d that you enjoyed my part in the 'We the People' program about a year ago. I'm enclosing an autographed card and am hopeful that I may have something else that you will enjoy within the next few months. With best wishes. Yours very truly, (signed) A. C. Roebuck." Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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