DescriptionAlf M. Landon: Typed Letter Signed.
-June 28, 1955. Topeka, Kansas. One page, 7.25" x 10.5". Landon's letterhead.
-To: Mr. Arthur J. Carruth, Jr., Topeka, Kansas.
-Usual folds, else very fine.
Alf Landon, the Kansas governor who ran as the Republican candidate for U.S. president against FDR, writes to an old friend and newspaperman on an article he had come across when cleaning up after a fire. Landon writes, "My dear Art: Yesterday going through some water soaked scrapbooks to see what could be salvaged, I encountered the following interesting item at the top of the Whispering Willow page of May 23, 1936: 'The next move among proud Kansans is to plan for the Landon notification ceremonies in Topeka, etc.'" He congratulates Carruth for being "about three weeks ahead of the Eastern 'pundits' which reminded me again you were over a year ahead on the governorship in Kansas in 1932 on the Kansas 'pundits.' That even made me laugh in the smoke charred and stained surroundings at your claim not to know anything about politics. But it reminded me once again what a good friend you have been these many years." A warm, if somewhat wistful, letter from the man who lost to Roosevelt in a landslide.
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