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    Woodrow Wilson: Autograph Letter Signed as Princeton Professor.
    -May 26, 1898. Princeton, New Jersey. Two pages. 5" x 3.5". The original envelope is included.
    -To: Mrs. George C. Edwards of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
    -Original folds, else fine.

    Wilson wrote this letter (including a reference to the Spanish-American War) to Mrs. George C. Edwards while serving as Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Economy at Princeton University. He writes (in part): "I arrived home 'safely and without incident,' as we are told Admiral Cervera telegraphed of his alleged arrival at Santiago de Cuba. I have brought away, for a second time, from Bridgeport most delightful impressions of kindness, hospitality, and genuine cultivation. I owe you my most cordial thanks and my warmest expressions of appreciation. Allow me to thank you for your thoughtful kindness in sending my portfolio, which came to-day. So forgetful a man hardly deserves to be so benevolently treated."


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    Rare and Wonderful ALS from Woodrow Wilson: Before becoming the 28th President of the United States, as a Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Economy at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, Wilson writes a beautifully penned and signed letter to Mrs. George C. Edwards of Bridgeport, Connecticut, May 26, 1898, 2 pp, 5 x 3 ½," with original transmittal envelope, with an interesting reference to the Spanish-American War. Wilson writes in his own hand: "Princeton, N. Jersey, 26 May, 1898/ My dear Mrs. Edwards,/ I arrived home ‘safely and without incident,' as we are told Admiral Cervera telegraphed of his alleged arrival at Santiago de Cuba. I have brought away, for a second time, from Bridgeport most delightful impressions of kindness, hospitality, and genuine cultivation. I owe you my most cordial thanks and my warmest expressions of appreciation./ Allow me to thank you for your thoughtful kindness in sending my portfolio, which came to-day. So forgetful a man hardly deserves to be so benevolently treated./ With warmest regard,/ Sincerely yours,/ Woodrow Wilson." A truly rare and fabulous ALS from Wilson, with an interesting reference to the Spanish-American War.



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