Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    John Philip Sousa Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 6" x 9", Dec. 9, 190[?], Kansas City, Missouri, on Baltimore Hotel Co. stationery, to Will George Butler. This unevenly toned letter is affixed to cardboard backing for an overall size of 6.5" x 9". Very good.

    More Information:

    Sousa (1854-1932), the great American conductor and composer of military and patriotic marches, writes in part: "If you have any of your compositions suitable for band I would like to see them." Will George Butler (1876-1955) was a musician and composer who excelled at the violin and was associated with several university music programs.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 676

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Mar 7, 2009 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 28 days left to consign to the 2021 July 18 Guitars and Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search