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    Theodore Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed on Outlook magazine letterhead, one page, 6.5" x 7.75", New York, February 5, 1912. Following his African safari, Roosevelt moved back to New York and took a position as an associate editor of Outlook magazine. Addressed to a Mr. John C. Shaffer the letter references a previous letter sent to Governor Osborne (of Michigan) which was published without Roosevelt's consent. With Roosevelt's handwritten notes in bold, the letter reads In part:

    "It was written as a purely private letter, and contains various sentences which I should of course have omitted if I had expected that it would be published. In view of what you say as to Governor Osborne's writing you, I understand how you happened to publish it; but am chagrined that Governor Osborne should have sent it to you... I am a good deal puzzled now as to what to do in the matter.

    At the end of 1911, Roosevelt announced himself as a candidate for the Republican nomination going against his hand-picked successor, William Taft. Quickly recognizing he would not win the nomination from the Republican National Committee, Roosevelt formed the Progressive Party with support from Governor Osborn and several newspaper publishers including Frank Munsey.

    Letter contains a smoothed crease through the center; light staining on paper does not affect text. Framed alongside a photo of Roosevelt with a printed signature, 5" x 7.25", to an overall size of 16" x 12.5"

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