This American historian and academic eon the 1934 Pulitzer Prize for his "John Hay: From Poetry to Politics"; he also edited the 1939 "Lincoln and the Civil War in the Diaries and Letters of John Hay." Item #42556
TNS, 1p, 7¼" X 10½", Hague, NY, 23 June 1941. Addressed to Arnold F. Gates (1914-93, noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar). Near fine. "It is always a delight to hear from a perfect stranger," he writes, "that something I have written has found appreciation." He also sends congratulations for something that Gates sent him -- he was publishing Lincoln essays in booklet form -- with "every good wish that you may continue in what is certainly one of the most satisfactory intellectual exercises." Boldly signed in black ink.