Theodore Roosevelt Letter Signed and Book Signed with Sentiment. The letter, with cover: one page, 5.25" x 7", April 14, 1910, "Grd. Hotel Britannia Venise", written to Mrs. L. C. W. Hoppin. It reads, "I have only just received your note (12.45 this morning), of course too late to come. I have only time for a line. With hearty thanks to you and Mrs Curtis." Some separation beginning along the only fold. Nice, large signature; very good.

    The book: The Indians' Book: An Offering by the American Indians of Indian Lore, Musical and Narrative, to Form a Record of the Songs and Legends of their Race, by Natalie Curtis. New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1907. 4to. 573pp. With several plates and illustrations; decorative cloth covers. Boldly signed "with best wishes from/ Theodore Roosevelt/ Jan. 8th 1911" below a printed Roosevelt letter in the introduction of the book. The original owner has signed on the front free endpaper, "L. C. W. Hoppin/ Xmas 1908". Very good. Also included is a Christmas postcard, "To dear Mrs. Hoppins/ With our love/ E. F. H. - H. M. DW./ Christmas 1907".

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    Included is an August 20, 1931, New York Sun article entitled "Hopi Indians Dance in Plea for Rain"; subtitled "Two-Day Feast Ends with Snake Rite Today."

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