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    Theodore Roosevelt: Invitation and Place Cards for His First Wedding. 4.25" x 6.75" engraved invitation (lacking blank integral leaf) to Teddy Roosevelt's first wedding in 1880. It reads, in full: "Mr. & Mrs. George C. Lee request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter Wednesday October Twenty-seventh at Twelve o'clock. Unitarian Church Brookline." Two small place setting cards for "Mr. Theodore Roosevelt" and "Miss Alice H. Lee" accompany the invite. The wedding occurred on Roosevelt's 22nd birthday. Their first child, Alice Lee, was born on February 12, 1884. Two days later the mother, Alice Hathaway Lee, died of Bright's disease. That same day, in the same house, TR's mother died of typhoid fever. Roosevelt wrote "The light has gone out of my life." We have never seen any other examples of these artifacts which should draw wide collector interest. A special lot.

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    May, 2016
    14th Saturday
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