37th President. Typed letter signed (TLS) “Dick”, one page, 7×10.25, personal letterhead from New York, November 13, 1964, to Ward Quaal of WGN in Chicago, in full:
I want you to know how much I appreciated your writing and wiring as you did with regard to my participation in the recent campaign.
The results were naturally a great disappointment for those who worked so hard for victory. I am convinced, however, that the tide which ran so heavily against us this fall can be reversed within the next two years.
Our immediate objective must be to unite the Party by mobilizing support for positive Republican alternatives to the administration’s policies here and abroad which we believe are not in the best interests of the nation.
I shall look forward to working with you for what I am sure will be a great Republican victory in 1966.
In fine condition, mailing folds.
Just 10 days earlier, Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson soundly defeated Republican Barry Goldwater in the Presidential election. Just 4 years later, Nixon would be elected President.