22nd and 24th President. Two-page, recto and verso, autograph letter signed (ALS) “Grover Cleveland”, 4.5×7, embossed “Gray Gables / Buzzards Bay / Massachusetts” stationery, August 21, 1903, in part:
Your letter is just at hand. Adopting your suggestion…you would make and send to me as soon as possible, two fishing rods…I would be glad to have the rods soon so that I can use them before I have to…I judge from what you write you will furnish the rods with only two pieces – butt and tip…
As is common with Cleveland letters, his handwriting is quite difficult to decipher.
Kit Clarke, according to his obituary in the Chicago Tribune of July 6, 1918 was “many times the fishing companion of Grover Cleveland and Joseph Jefferson, and known in newspaper circles as ‘the dean of American theatrical press agents’…He was credited with having originated the method of alliterative advertising…”
In very good condition, folds, even toning.