TLS as president signed “Jerry Ford,” one page, 5.25 x 8, White House letterhead, October 20, 1976. Letter to representative Joe Skubitz. In full; “It is a pleasure to send you a ceremonial pen to mark my action in signing S. 2398, and act to authorize the establishment of the Eugene O’Neill Historic Site, to provide for a cooperative agreement in the operation of the Cherokee Strip Living Museum, and for other purposes. I thought you would like to have the pen as a memento of the legislation becoming Public law 94-539 on October 18.”
The navy blue barrel Parker pen is imprinted in silver with the words “The White House” and “Gerald R. Ford,” and the silver top is engraved “Parker” and “Made in U.S.A.” and comes with its original box. The letter and pen are mounted, matted and framed, without glass, with the mount signed in black ink, “With best wishes Joe Skubitz, Cong. 5th Dist. Kansas,” to an overall size of 27 x 22.5. In very good to fine condition, with scattered foxing to letter and mount. Oversized. RR Auction COA.