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    Theodore Roosevelt Sends Thanks for an Article Eulogizing His Recently Deceased Son, Quentin Brief, but poignant ALS, 1 page, 5.75" x 3.75", Sagamore Hill, Aug. 12, 1918. In full: "Dear Lawrence, I was very deeply touched by the editorial on Quentin. I thank whoever wrote it. Always, Theodore Roosevelt". Quentin, Roosevelt's youngest and favorite son, had died less than a month earlier in an air fight over France on July 12, 1918. His death was mourned worldwide, and the Germans buried the young hero with full honors in recognition of his valor and skill, but also because of their respect and admiration for Theodore. The senior Roosevelt had been an outspoken supporter of the U.S.'s entry into the war, and both encouraged and supported all of his sons to join the armed forces. It is commonly believed that Quentin's death was a loss he would never recover from. Roosevelt would die less than six months later in January of 1919. The letter, written on an imprinted notecard, has light soiling and toning, but remains in near fine condition. A highly personal relic giving evidence of the great man's grief.

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