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    Theodore Roosevelt Autograph Letter Signed "Theodore Roosevelt," 1.5 pages, 4.5" x 7", separate conjoined leaves. Sagamore Hill embossed stationery, June 12, 1911. To Mr. Leslie. In full, "I am very sorry to learn about Mr. Bower's trouble; I hate to have to write about Archie in connection with it; but of course this is the last and most important week for him, and he ought not to forfeit any chances. He should, for this week, have one tutor all the time, for each subject; will you arrange this?" Roosevelt's son, 17-year-old Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt, was a student at Phillips Academy at Andover, Massachusetts, and the school year was coming to a close. Evidently, he was having some difficulty studying for his final exams. After leaving Andover, Archie entered Harvard and graduated in 1916. A distinguished U.S. Army officer and commander of U.S. forces in both World War I and II, he was wounded in both conflicts. Archibald Roosevelt was awarded the Croix de Guerre in WWI and Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster in WWII. Roosevelt family-related letters are usually found in libraries and archives. This letter mentioning one of his children, showing a father's interest in helping his son succeed in school, is extremely desirable. The letter has been expertly repaired, on verso, at the right edge of the mid-horizontal fold. It is lightly dampstained in the center of each page, slightly affecting the signature and three lines on the first page which show through on its blank verso. However, the letter is darkly penned and is in very good condition. It has been tipped to a 10.25" x 14.25" sheet. Accompanied by a 10.5" x 14" portrait (image, 8" x 12") with facsimile signature.

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