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    Harry S Truman: Most Interesting Grouping. Includes the following items: (1) An engraved place card for dinner on the presidential yacht the Williamsburg in the name of "Miss Lingo" (Margaret Truman's best friend). Harry has written on it "a pleasant day with Miss Lingo aboard, Harry Truman" in pencil. On verso the other guests have signed, including Margaret Truman; (2) An engraved card with a facsimile Truman signature, thanking Miss Lingo for her kind thoughts during his recent illness, envelope included; and (3) Most interestingly, a remarkable anonymous typed "hate" note sent to Lingo's mother on the occasion of Truman's inauguration. The Lingos were Washington society bluebloods, and undoubtedly one of their friends did not think much of the Lingos' relationship with the Missouri couple: "Mrs. B.H. Lingo, Colonial Dames Club is a far cry from the Truman Pendergast Brothel Association. Hope you enjoy the dis grace you have brought on your family and your self. What are you getting out of such a foul friendship" The note is accompanied by its original mailing envelope postmarked January 20, 1949 (Inauguration Day) and a newspaper clipping regarding the Pendergast reference. A truly unusual grouping.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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