Item #35260 Typed Note Signed. Robert M. HUTCHINS.
Typed Note Signed.

Typed Note Signed.

This wunderkind of educators had already served as dean of Yale Law School when named president of University of Chicago in 1929! With Mortimer J. Adler, he introduced the famed "Great Books" program, eliminated intercollegiate football and made other radical curriculum changes; he authored many volumes on education issues and served in other influential positions, including president of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, which he founded in 1969. TNS, 1p, 7¼" X 10½", Chicago, IL, 1940 June 28. Addressed to noted Abraham Lincoln and Civil War scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). Near fine. Brief note on "University of Chicago / Office of the President" letterhead thanking Gates "for writing me again and sending me a copy of 'Amberglow'. I am sure the University of Chicago will be glad to welcome you this summer...." Boldly signed. Accompanied by a copy of this scarce booklet, "Amberglow of Abraham Lincoln and Ann Rutledge" (West Leisenring, PA: The Griglak Printery, 1939), a 15-ppage 16mo pamphglet in prange wrappers. The up-and-coming 25-year-old Lincoln enthusiast self-published this essay in an edition of 300 copies. Good plus. Outer wrappers (only) a tad soiled and a bit edge-chipped, but internally near -- tight and bright. Uncommon. Item #35260

Price: $75.00

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