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RR Autograph Auction Leslie R. Groves Army officer Manhattan Project

RR Autograph Auction Leslie R. Groves

Army officer (1896–1970) who headed the Manhattan Project and oversaw the construction of the Pentagon. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, Remington Rand Inc. letterhead, December 8, 1952. A letter to a Remington Rand plant manager. In full: “I continue to hear highly complimentary comments on the fine performance of the Univac on election night. I realize fully that this quality of performance could not have been reached if it had not been for enthusiastic, intelligent, and careful preparation by yourself and your colleagues and associates. In saying this, I do not wish to detract in any way from the part played by CBS-TV. While I did not write you formally at the time, I think you realize fully my feeling that the handling of the AEC problem last February was extremely well done. It has already resulted in the sale of two new installations. It is this type of performance that is necessary if we are to keep in the forefront in the high-speed computer field, and I am sure that with the present leadership and personnel at Eckhart-Mauchly this can and will be done.” In fine condition, with a spot of toning to the lower left, trivial creases to the top edge, and a few pencil notations to the text. RRAuction COA

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