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Ronald Reagan Writes to the Wife of the Man who Gave him his First Job

Category: Presidents
Item Number: 14103
Price: $3,400

Ronald Reagan

U.S. President. Fascinating handwritten autograph letter signed. ALS signed “Dutch,” one page, 6.25" x 4.25," on "Ronald Reagan" letterhead with presidential gold seal, July 11, 1991. Letter to his longtime friend Lydia ‘Hup’ MacArthur. In full: “Have your letter and assure you I’m saying some prayers for you and will continue until you are healed. You don’t deserve such ill health. Things are about the same here—speeches to make—one last night to the Jr Chamber of Commerce and my allergys [sic] are kicking up. So my ailment is a lot of sneezing and use of Kleenex. Well enough about me. You get well and you’ll be in our prayers.” In fine condition. Lydia Hupfer ‘Hup’ MacArthur was the widow of Pete MacArthur, program director of WOC in Davenport, Iowa. In 1932, MacArthur had given a then 21-year-old Reagan his first job as a sports announcer. They would remain friends until her passing at the age of 102 in 1995.

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