ALS, one page, 4.5 x 6.75, personal letterhead, May 12, 1917. Letter to war correspondent Roy W. Howard. In full: “Believe me I appreciate to the full all that you have done. It has been a most patriotic service; I thank you from the standpoint of the country; I am very deeply grateful.” In very fine condition. Howard had had a long and distinguished career as an American journalist. Roosevelt is probably thanking him for his service as a war correspondent in Europe and Russia, particularly for his important interview with British Prime Minister David Lloyd George in 1916. In this interview, which caused a sensation, Lloyd George expressed his opposition to President Wilson’s efforts to mediate a settlement between the parties. Two years later it was Howard who sent the United Press telegram announcing the Armistice. Accompanied by an unsigned engraving. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
RR Autograph Auctions Theodore Roosevelt Autograph Letter Dated 1917 Signed