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Roosevelt, Theodore.

CHECK PAYABLE TO THEODORE ROOSEVELT, ENDORSED BY ROOSEVELT ON REVERSE, from Edward W. Bok, editor of the Ladies Home Journal.

Philadelphia December 28. 19 Oblong 3 x 6.5, partialy printed and manuscript, folds, cancel holes, minor soil. Edward Bok's printed name, filled in and signed by Bok, payable to Theodore Roosevelt for $600.00. Theodore Roosevelt writes on back, "Pay to order of Roosevelt's son" and SIGNED BY THEODORE ROOSEVELT. Below is written "Roosevelt and Son" within an ink deposit stamp from Roosevelt & Son. Also on verso is ink stamp from Hanover National Bank dated Jan 3 1917. Bok, a famous self-made man, began his journey as an immigrant from Holland, working his way up to being the editor of the Ladies Home Journal, revolutionizing the magazine world in the process. Roosevelt anonymously wrote the LHJ column "Men," and in October of 1916 wrote the preface to the famous LHJ article "My Mother and I: The Story of How I Became an American Woman" which was later expanded into a full-length book with Roosevelt's preface. Roosevelt was probably hiding this income, funneling it through his father's old importing business. Nice, important piece.


Book Id: 97-3578

Price: $950.00

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