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    Theodore Roosevelt Letter With Great Patriotic Content, 1917 A truly poignant and touching autograph letter signed, "Theodore Roosevelt," also signed by his wife Edith Kermit Roosevelt, "E. H. R.," 2 pages, 5.5" x 7.5", Sagamore Hill, December 28, 1917 to his Aunt thanking her for gifts and remarking on the sacrifice his four sons were making in Europe. The former president writes in full, "Dear Aunt Jobrika, You are very, very dear always to think of us; and we value greatly the Lafayette and the Colonial Washington. What those two men did in their youth, our own four boys are now doing! Goodbye, dear friend; you do not need to be told how fond we are of you. Ever yours Theodore Roosevelt." His wife adds a short salutation beneath, "My love and thanks - E. K. R." The next year, Roosevelt would lose his youngest son, Quentin, who was shot down in aerial combat over France. His other sons survived the First World War, but tragically Theodore, Jr. was killed at Normandy in 1944 and Kermit died in Alaska in 1943. One horizontal fold, otherwise near perfect condition. Nicely matted with a bust portrait of Roosevelt. (First page is reproduced in the mat for presentation purposes) A touching example. From the collection of Bradley O'Leary. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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