* BRYAN, William Jennings (1860-1925). Autograph letter signed ("W. J. Bryan"), to Mr. Thomas. Lincoln, Nebraska, 23 July [1920?].
2 pages, 4to, on recto and verso, on The Commoner letterhead, minor ink blotting, small hole in upper blank margin, some minor show-through, creased at folds. Requesting a postponement of a trial until after the election, written the day after Bryan declined the nomination for President at the National Convention of the Prohibition Party held in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. In the letterhead Bryan is listed as Editor and Proprietor of The Commoner (his brother is listed as Associate Editor and Publisher).
Estimate $ 500-700
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California