[AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, JOURNALISM, POLITICS]. On offer here is an original autograph letter signed by Whitelaw Reid, former newspaper editor, politician and author. The letter is on'New York Tribune' stationery and is mounted to a larger sheet.
Whitelaw Reid (October 27, 1837 - December 15, 1912) was an American politician and newspaper editor, as well as the author of Ohio in the War, a popular work of history. The circulation grew to about 60,000 a day, but the weekly edition became less important. He invested heavily in new technology, such as the Hoe rotary printing press and the linotype machine, but bitterly fought against the unionized workers for control of his shop.As a famous voice of the Republican Party, he was honored with appointments as ambassador to France and Great Britain, as well as numerous other honorific positions. Reid was the party's nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 1892 election.
In 1898, President William McKinley appointed him to the American commission that negotiated peace with Spain after the Spanish-American War.