1923 Typed Letter Signed By Frank Knox, President and Editor of The Manchester Union and Leader Manchester, N.H.
Manchester, New Hampshire: Not Published, 1923. F. Letter dated 31 August 1923 on The Manchester Union and Leader Manchester, N.H. letterhead. One paragraph typed, wishing a speedy recuperation after illness of a friend in hospital. Letter signed by Frank Knox (1874 - 1944) American newspaper publisher, vice-presidential candidate with Alf Landon's campaign, subsequently FDR's secretary of the navy: "...After leaving Alma (College) in 1898 Knox, an ardent supporter of the war with Spain, joined the First Volunteer United States Calvary, popularly known as the Rough Riders....Knox was both a good businessman and a crusading editor, using his papers to fight saloons, Democrats, and waste and corruption in government...deserves to be remembered for helping to revitalize the navy after its defeat at Pearl Harbor and for his role as a highly partisan individual who put country above politics at a time when many did not. President Roosevelt addressed this point in his tribute to Knox, saying, "I like to think of his bigness and his loyalty. Truly he put his country first." (William L. O'Neill in the ANB) Approx. 8 1/2" x 11" on good Debenture Bond watermark paper; light wear, old fold lines, diagonal crease, little darkening at edges; in very good condition. Item #26335