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Description: American journalist and historian Theodore White (1915-1986)  penned a brief note to a Mr. Rasmussin beneath a letter written by his secretary. White’s note reads: “Mrs. Shaefer told us to spell your name as above. I hope it isn’t wrong. The best of luck to your two nice sons. Forgive handwriting (in train to Albany).” The secretary’s letter thanks Mr. Rasmussin on White’s behalf for introducing him at a speaking engagement at Unionville High School in Pennsylvania. The letter continues, “We did enjoy our visit to Kennett Square, and are only so sorry that it had to be so short…” Kennett Square, PA seems to be the address of Unionville High School, though the accompanying program lists the address as Unionville, Pa. The event, T. H. White “Luck in Literature,”  was presented by the Hadley Memorial Fund on December 4, 1963. Two printed tickets for the event are included as well.

Written on a plain 10 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ sheet of paper. Item #A01649

White reported for Time magazine from wartime China in the 1940’s and for other popular magazines in Europe during the 1950’s. He is best remembered for his book, The Making of the President 1960, which combined vivid writing with interviews and on-the-ground reporting.

Condition: Mailing folds, otherwise very good condition with a bold signature.