Letter dated August 9, 1939 typed by Civil Rights activist and NAACP founder Oswald Garrison Villard. The recipient of this letter was W. E Woodward, 410 East 57th Street, New York NY.He addresses an article which was written by Freda Kirchwey who succeeded Villard as the editor of "The Nation" magazine which was titled Don't You Know, Mr. Villard was critical of the President and the New Deal and suggests FDR is willing to destroy the republic "just as MacDonald did the Labor Party in England and the Socialists, through their inefficiency, permitted the rise of HItler in Germany". Sullivan was a confidant to Theodore Roosevelt as well as a good friend and confidant to Herbert Hoover. In addition to Presidents, Sullivan corresponded with many notable politicians, businessmen and literary figures of the day including Arthur Conan Doyle who he was good friends with as well as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright and many other prominent and influential people from the 1890's to mid-1900's. Sullivan correspondence can be found archived in the manuscript division of the Library of Congress and in the Herbert Hoover Institution Archives. The letter which is signed in ink by Villard is typed on stationery with personal printed letterhead. The stationery has typical fold creases. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Historical".
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