Northhampton, MA: March 27, 1929. Two pages with first page having printed letterhead of, 21 Massasoit Street / Northhampton, Massachusetts, 6" x 9.5" fully in the former First Lady's hand. Two usual fold lines from mailing, otherwise an excellent quality communication in strong, clear, blue fountain pen.
Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge (January 3, 1879 – July 8, 1957) was the wife of the 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge. After her husband chose not to seek a second elected term, the couple retired to Northhampton where they lived until his death in 1933 and hers in 1957. Less than a month after leaving the White House, Grace was approached by the editor of Pictorial Review, the most popular women's magazines in the world as measured by circulation. Arthur T. Vance was the genius publisher of the magazine since 1908 and approached Mrs. Coolidge to write an article for the publication.
Very fine item giving insight into the life of one of the most popular and socially responsible First Ladies of the 20th Century. From the Estate of Malcolm S. Forbes. Item #219
She writes: "My dear Mr. Vance: Honestly, I do not see when I could possibly find any time for writing. Perhaps I do not plan my time very wisely but I haven't had a minute to spare since I came home. I take my mail to the hospital with me, open and sort it there and devote my evenings to answering it. There have been days when it seemed to be diminishing in bulk only to increase the following day. I am sorry to disappoint you but I'm afraid I'll have to decline. Sincerely Grace Coolidge March 27, 1929"