33rd President. Typed letter signed “Harry S. Truman” AS PRESIDENT, 8×10.25, January 8, 1952, The White House Washington stationery. The letter is addressed to “Honorable John R. Steelman / The White House”, in full:
I can’t tell you how very much I appreciated the Southwest Historical Series which you and the other members of the Staff presented to me for Christmas. I’ve been reading it with a lot of interest and I find that it is an accurate statement and written in line with the other historical documents which I have on the subject.
It was certainly thoughtful of the Staff to give me such a wonderful Christmas present.
In very good condition, horizontal mailing fold.
John Roy Steelman (June 23, 1900 – July 14, 1999) was first person to serve as “The Assistant to the President of the United States”, in the administration of President Harry S. Truman from 1946 to 1953. The office later became the White House Chief of Staff.