4 pages, 8vo, on Florence K. Harding personal stationery, center crease repaired. | Christie's" /> HARDING, Warren G. (1865-1923), <I>President</I>. Autograph letter signed ("Hardings") to "Colonel and Cooney," Christmas 1904. <I>4 pages, 8vo, on Florence K. Harding personal stationery, center crease repaired</I>. | Christie's
  • Fine Printed Books and Manuscr auction at Christies

    Sale 2227

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 231

    HARDING, Warren G. (1865-1923), President. Autograph letter signed ("Hardings") to "Colonel and Cooney," Christmas 1904. 4 pages, 8vo, on Florence K. Harding personal stationery, center crease repaired.

    Price Realised  

    HARDING, Warren G. (1865-1923), President. Autograph letter signed ("Hardings") to "Colonel and Cooney," Christmas 1904. 4 pages, 8vo, on Florence K. Harding personal stationery, center crease repaired.

    "YOU MIGHT BE DEAD, OR WORSE, IN POLITICS"

    A particularly jovial Harding, warm with Christmas cheer, writes on behalf of himself and his wife ("the Duchess" he calls her, "she's a regular female Santa Claus") to a couple, sending Christmas gifts. "Things are not half bad," Harding writes. "You might be dead, or worse, in politics... The book and booze are for the Colonel. I wonder which he will like best. The Duchess says the book will last the longer. Great head, hasn't she? I fancy he will enjoy both." He signs on behalf of himself and his wife, as "Hardings," and underneath adds "Rooting and Grunting and glad."


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    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of H. Richard Dietrich, Jr.