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Lot 182: ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. Typed Letter Signed, to Harvard historian Robert M. Johnston,

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by Swann Auction Galleries

November 1, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: BRITAIN IN 1914: "THEY HAD FAILED TO DO WHAT THEY OUGHT TO HAVE DONE" ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. Typed Letter Signed, to Harvard historian Robert M. Johnston, sending money to subscribe to his new magazine [not present], and observing the British reaction to his own statement that Britain should have been better prepared [for the war], and adding that the U.S. would have done worse. 1 page, small 4to, personal stationery; "Return" written in unknown hand at upper left, folds. Oyster Bay, 24 November 1915

Notes: "I feel as gloomy as you do; . . . I look forward to seeing your articles in the Tribune. You may be amused to know that the English are most sensitive about my having stated that they had failed to do what they ought to have done, thanks to their lack of preparedness in advance; and this although I stated at the same time that we would have done infinitely worse."
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--Theodore Roosevelt. Typed Letter Signed, "T. Roosevelt," to Charles E. Knowles, expressing regret that he cannot help him. 1 page, oblong 8vo, "Republican State Committee" stationery; all edges trimmed, collector's note typed near letterhead. New York, 30 November 1898.

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