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Howard Chandler Christy Autograph Letter Signed on Elbert Hubbard

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Christy on Roycroft founder Elbert Hubbard: "He had the faculty of creating ambition and the desire to do things worth while"

American artist and illustrator (1872–1952) widely known for his iconic WWI posters. ALS, one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead, September 17, 1938. Letter to Elbert Hubbard II about his father Elbert Hubbard, the founder of the Roycroft artisan community. In part: "I will be proud and glad to have you use my name as one of the 8 persons of the Commemorative Committee and in saying this I not only knew your father personally but have read and re-read not only all of the Little Journeys but also his Sketchbook and all other writings I could obtain. His—was a very great mind and very constructive and in reading him I always felt I was in good company for he had the faculty of creating ambition and the desire to do things worth while—to forget selfishness—and to give out to others. For this reason I am happy and proud to his associated with Him and that the opportunity has come where 'all who run may read' for it will bring happiness into their lives—and make the more worthwhile American citizens." In fine condition.

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Christy on Roycroft founder Elbert Hubbard: "He had the faculty of creating ambition and the desire to do things worth while"

American artist and illustrator (1872–1952) widely known for his iconic WWI posters. ALS, one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead, September 17, 1938. Letter to Elbert Hubbard II about his father Elbert Hubbard, the founder of the Roycroft artisan community. In part: "I will be proud and glad to have you use my name as one of the 8 persons of the Commemorative Committee and in saying this I not only knew your father personally but have read and re-read not only all of the Little Journeys but also his Sketchbook and all other writings I could obtain. His—was a very great mind and very constructive and in reading him I always felt I was in good company for he had the faculty of creating ambition and the desire to do things worth while—to forget selfishness—and to give out to others. For this reason I am happy and proud to his associated with Him and that the opportunity has come where 'all who run may read' for it will bring happiness into their lives—and make the more worthwhile American citizens." In fine condition.

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