(CHICAGO) (KOHLSTAAT, H. H.)
A group of six letters from 1897 to 1901 addressed to H. H. Kohlstaat, then-publisher of both the Chicago Times Herald and the Chicago Evening Post. Together with a copy of Kohlstaat's work From McKinley to Harding: personal recollections of our Presidents (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923).
The group includes an autograph letter signed from Lew Wallace (1898), hoping for Kohlstaat to offer a position to his nephew, and one from Paul Du Chaillu (1897), thanking him for his help in trying to secure "an appointment to Sweden and Norway." Also included are two typed letters signed by Presidential Secretaries (for McKinley and Roosevelt); the latter appears on "White House" stationary, whereas the former is sent from the "Executive Mansion."
Estimate $ 600-800
Property from the Friends of the Lake Forest Library, Lake Forest, Illinois