Brainerd F. Phillipson, Rare Books: Typed Letter Signed (TLS)
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HEINLEIN, ROBERT A.
Typed Letter Signed (TLS) with its original stamped envelope.
. A 1-page typed letter written 28 April, 1984 and signed by Robert A. Heinlein: "Dear Mr. Montroll, An ever-increasing flood of mail forced me to choose between writing letters and writing fiction. But I read each letter sent to me and check its answer. Your letter was most welcome!--loaded with friendliness and with no requests or demands. You suggested that no answer was expected but I must tell you how much it pleased me. I wish you calm seas, following winds, and a happy voyage through life. Sincerely yours, Robert A. Heinlein." . Robert Anson Heinlein (1907 ˝ 1988) was an American science fiction writer. Often called the "Dean of science fiction writers", he was one of the most influential and controversial authors of the genre in his time. He set a standard for scientific and engineering plausibility, and helped to raise the genre's standards of literary quality. He was one of the first science fiction writers to break into mainstream magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post in the late 1940s. He was one of the best-selling science fiction novelists for many decades, and he, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke are often considered to be the "Big Three" of science fiction authors. A notable writer of science fiction short stories, Heinlein was one of a group of writers who came to prominence under the editorship of John W. Campbell, Jr. in his Astounding Science Fiction magazineˇthough Heinlein denied that Campbell influenced his writing to any great degree. Within the framework of his science fiction stories, Heinlein repeatedly addressed certain social themes: the importance of individual liberty and self-reliance, the obligation individuals owe to their societies, the influence of organized religion on culture and government, and the tendency of society to repress nonconformist thought. He also speculated on the influence of space travel on human cultural practices. Heinlein was named the first Science Fiction Writers Grand Master in 1974. He won Hugo Awards for four of his novels; in addition, fifty years after publication, three of his works were awarded "Retro Hugos"ˇawards given retrospectively for works that were published before the Hugo Awards came into existence. In his fiction, Heinlein coined words that have become part of the English language, including "grok" and "waldo", and popularized the terms "TANSTAAFL" and space marine. He also described a modern version of a waterbed in his novel The Door Into Summer, though he never patented or built one. Several of Heinlein's works have been adapted for film and television.
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Book number: B309
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KENNEDY, JOHN F. (TLS AS SENATOR)
A Typed Letter Signed regarding the Bricker Amendment. With a color photo from May, 1961.
. Written by John F. Kennedy as senator from Massachusetts on United States Senate stationary, Washington, D.C. Dated: Monday, March 22, 1954 To: Mr. Neil Leonard Bingham, Dana & Gould 1 Federal Street Boston, Massachusetts Dear Mr. Leonard: Thank you for writing to me concerning my vote on the Bricker Amendment. My position on this resolution was reached only after considerable study and deliberation and a statement was prepared setting forth my reasons for opposing this resolution as well as the George Amendment. In the event that this statement has not come to your attention, I am enclosing a copy for your information. With every good wish, I am, Sincerely yours, John F. Kennedy Enclosure JFK: wjd Condition: Very clean and clear, typed in bright blue ink, with 2 horizontal folds not affecting any of the text. The enclosure is not present, but there are tiny staple holes at the top left-hand corner just above ?John F. Kennedy.? . The Bricker Amendment is the collective name of a number of proposed amendments to the United States Constitution considered by the United States Senate in the 1950s. Each of these amendments would have placed restrictions on the scope and ratification of treaties and executive agreements entered into by the United States and are named for their sponsor, Senator John W. Bricker of Ohio, a conservative Republican. The best-known version of the Bricker Amendment, considered by the Senate in 1953˝54, declared that no treaty could be made by the United States that conflicted with the Constitution, was self-executing without the passage of separate enabling legislation through Congress, or which granted Congress legislative powers beyond those specified in the Constitution. It also limited the president's power to enter into executive agreements with foreign powers. Bricker's proposal attracted broad bipartisan support and was a focal point of intra-party conflict between the administration of president Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Old Right faction of conservative Republican senators. Despite the initial support, the Bricker Amendment was blocked through the intervention of President Eisenhower and failed in the Senate by a single vote in 1954. Three years later the Supreme Court of the United States explicitly ruled in Reid v. Covert that the Bill of Rights cannot be abrogated by agreements with foreign powers. Nevertheless, Senator Bricker's ideas still have supporters, and new versions of his amendment have been reintroduced in Congress periodically. (Wikipedia) . With a candid color photo stamped with the date of May, 1961 on the back showing the President arriving on Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard via ferry. In very good condition.
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Book number: B308
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WASHINGTON, BOOKER T.
Personal tls to Mrs. Whitman regrding fees for one of his students at Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute.
April 22nd, 1819. Dear Mrs. Whitman: I write to acknowledge receipt of $5. for Viola Applen. I am very glad to tell you that a Mrs Lovett of West Newton has sent us through Mrs. E.N.L. Walton $50. for Viola. I presume she sent this as a result of your notice in the Look-Out Magazine. This help is very encouraging to us as well as to Viola. I feel sure she will prove worthy of it. We are most grateful to you for your interest and help. Yours truly, Booker T. Washington, Prin. Written boldly in black fountain pen. Scarce
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Book number: 3481
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