American army officer (1860–1948) who was Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War I and one of the most celebrated soldiers in American history.
Autograph letter signed “John J. Pershing”, March 6, 1933 “Arizona Inn / Tucson, Arizona” stationery, 7.25×10.5, to the wife of Edward Spafford, in part:
Many thanks for your very nice note. My sister and I are here for the month of March and I shall be going east shortly thereafter, and probably abroad – though I do not know exactly when…I hope you are having a pleasant winter. It is much better than being in the cold…best wishes to you and Spafford…
Accompanied by original mailing envelope, accomplished in Pershing’s hand.
Folds and wrinkling. Pershing is uncommon in handwritten form.
Edward Spafford, a career military man originally from Vermont, was elected National Commander of The American Legion, at the National Convention held in Paris, France on September 22, 1927.