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Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919.  26th President of the United States.  Typed Letter Signed, Theodore Roosevelt, one page, 5 x 8, on stationery of the American Embassy, Paris, April 22, 1910.

Roosevelt, in Europe to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, writes from Paris to decline an invitation by the Council of the London Chamber of Commerce.

On December 10, 1906, the Nobel Prize committee awarded Roosevelt the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in brokering peace in the Russo-Japanese War.  Roosevelt was the first American to win the Nobel Prize in any of the six categories. Since he did not think it right to accept the prize while he was still in the White House, Roosevelt waited to receive it until 1910, while he toured Europe following his long-anticipated safari to Africa in 1909-1910.  He wrote this letter from Paris while on that trip.  Less than two weeks later, on May 5, 1910, he received the prize in Christiania, Norway.

Roosevelt has signed with a full signature and has made a couple of handwritten corrections to the text.  The letter has mailing folds and shows some wrinkling and wear.  Overall it is in very good condition.


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