1939 Presidential Hopeful, Governor of Kansas Alf Landon Writes About Publishing His Speeches

1939 Presidential Hopeful, Governor of Kansas Alf Landon Writes About Publishing His Speeches
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Description: On January 21, 1939, former Governor of Kansas Alf M. Landon (1887-1987), typed and signed this letter to James T. Williams, Jr. of the Metropolitan Club in Washington, D.C. He tells Williams that “Dorrance & Company Inc. of Philadelphia have written me several letters offering to publish a book if I cared to write it. Why don’t you take up with them the question of your editing and their publishing my speeches?” He goes on to say that “Certainly the recent developments have made my speeches of ’36 on religious freedom and political freedom maybe worthwhile.” Landon may be referencing the rise of Adolf Hitler as one of the “recent developments” in his letter. The outbreak of World War II occurred less than nine months after this letter was written. Landon served as Governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1937 and was the Republican Party’s presidential nominee for the 1936 election. He ultimately lost to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and after his term as Governor ended, Landon did not seek public office again. Typed on a sheet of Landon’s personal stationery that measures 10 ½” x 7 ¼”. Includes original transmittal envelope. Item #A01087.

Condition: Fold lines, otherwise in very good condition with a large bold signature.