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Description: This friendly July 29, 1958 letter was typed and signed by the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman (1884-1972). Truman writes to Albany judge Martin Schenck: “Thank you very much for your letter of the 23rd enclosing the photograph taken at the University of the State of New York in Albany. I am very pleased to have it. I am still interested, of course, in your book on A. P. Hill and hope that it will work out to your entire satisfaction.”

Harry S. Truman was a farmer, haberdasher, county court judge, and World War I veteran before he was elected to the US Senate in 1934. After more than a decade representing Missouri as a Senator, he became Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Vice President in 1945 and succeeded to the Presidency after Roosevelt’s death. He was re-elected in 1948.

Martin Schenck was an Albany County Judge and author of the 1958 book, Up Came Hill: The Story of the Light Division and Its Leaders, a biography of Confederate General A. P. Hill.

Typed on a 10 ½” x 7 ¼” sheet of “Harry S. Truman Independence, Missouri” imprinted stationery. Includes a 9” x 7” black and white photo of Truman shaking a man’s hand (probably Judge Schenck and a duplicate of the photo mentioned in the letter). Item #A01293

Condition: Mailing fold lines, otherwise very good condition with a neat, bold signature.