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Description: While serving as Governor of Louisiana in 1931, Huey P. Long typed this brief letter to Mr. Erold Beach of Marblehead, Massachusetts discussing his preferred choice of paper. The letter reads in part: “Several companies make this cotton paper, but the best comes from the Unitex Company of Greenville, South Caroline…”

Huey Long (1893-1935) served as the 40th Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932) and then as a U.S. Senator until his assassination in 1935. Long is best remembered for his criticism of FDR’s New Deal and for being a robust Populist who wanted to redistribute wealth in the United States.

Typed on a 10 3/4″ x 8 1/4″ sheet of Long’s personal gubernatorial “textile” stationery imprinted: “State of Louisiana Executive Department Baton Rouge”. Item #A01482

Condition: The stationery is indeed composed of woven cotton and has slight fraying at edges, as well as, horizontal fold lines. The letter was stored in a 1960’s album with tacky pages….consequently there are vertical stripes of bleed-through from glue on verso. Generally good condition with a large, bold signature.