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    John D. Rockefeller Typed Letter Signed "John D. Rockefeller" on his personal letterhead, one page, 5.5" x 7.5" (sight), New York, July 4, 1922, to Dr. L. Emmett Holt. In part, "I am deeply touched by and very appreciative of your kind message of congratulation on my birthday, and your reference to the invaluable services of my dear and only son. I am indeed profoundly grateful for him, and for the results of our united efforts, coupled with those of yourself ... to relieve suffering and advance knowledge." Penciled in lower left corner, "83rd birthday". Letter is uniformly toned, with one horizontal mailing fold, typed text is clear and strong, light fading to signature, otherwise fine condition. Framed beside a black and white photo reproduction of Rockefeller and a plaque inscribed with a biographical sketch to an overall size, 23.5" x 20.5".

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    June, 2008
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
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