26th President. Typed letter signed “Theodore Roosevelt” AS PRESIDENT, December 19, 1903, White House Washington stationery, to Constance Kantner in Salem, Oregon, who he addresses as “My dear Little Friend”, in full:
I thank you so much for you letter. I shall always remember you. I send you my photograph.
Mailing folds, scattered soiling.
Constance Kantner (1898-1968) was undergoing treatment for a spinal condition at 5 years old when she received a personal greeting during Roosevelt’s visit to Marion Square in Salem, OR, in May of 1903 (“Fifty Thousand Voices Raised,” Daily Oregon Statesman, May 22, 1903).