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Description: In this brief, friendly letter dated August 15, 1931, Vice President Charles Curtis says in part: “My dear Beach: I have your letter of recent date, was very glad to hear from you and assure you greatly appreciate your kind expressions. I was sorry to miss my New England trip. Had everything ready to start when a personal business matter came up which prevented me from going. I know you look back with a great deal of pleasure on the days you spent as a minister in the small town in Nebraska.”

Typed on a 10 1/2″ x 8″ sheet of “The Vice President’s Chamber” imprinted stationery. Item #A01574

Charles Curtis (1860-1936) served as Vice President under Herbert Hoover from 1929 to 1933. Curtis was a member of the Kaw Nation and was the first person with Native American ancestry to reach either of the highest offices in the federal executive branch. Earlier in his career he served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas (1893-1907) and as a U.S. Senator from Kansas (1915-1929).

Condition: Mailing fold lines, the letter had been stored in one of those ubiquitous “sticky” page photo albums and the glue from the page has migrated to the recto of the letter leaving light tidy stripes, otherwise very good condition with a neat, bold signature.