Washington DC: August 31, 1924. 8" x 10" Typed letter signed on Supreme Court of the United States stationary, with a sub-header Pointe-au-Pic, Canada. Mailing folds with a light ink run on the tail of "t". Addressed to The Arthur H. Clark Company which was a publisher of fine, historically documented books of Western America.
William Howard Taft (Sep 15, 1857 – Mar 8, 1930) served as the 27th President of the United States (1909–1913) and as the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (1921–1930), the only person to have held both offices. Taft was elected president in 1908, the chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt, but was defeated for re-election by Woodrow Wilson in 1912 after Roosevelt split the Republican vote by running as a third-party candidate. In 1921, President Warren G. Harding appointed Taft to be chief justice, a position in which he served until a month before his death. Fine. Item #1033
"Gentlemen: Please send to me this fall, at 2215 Wyoming Avenue, Washington, D. C. the two volumes of Mark Twain's autobiography published by Harper & Brothers, price to be $10. Sincerely Yours, /s/ William Taft"