Harry Truman Signed Letter to Robert Gray Taylor, 1954

Presented is a one page typed and signed letter from Harry Truman to Robert Gray Taylor. Dated March 3, 1954, and written on cream Federal Reserve Bank Building letterhead, the short letter regards a previous question posed by Taylor. Truman writes that Taylor’s “question will be answered in the book which I am ready to publish, as soon as possible.” The book referenced is Truman’s  first volume of personal memoirs. Truman’s memoirs were published in two volumes: Memoirs by Harry S. Truman: Year of Decisions (1955) and Memoirs by Harry S. Truman: Years of Trial and Hope (1956). 

Truman’s Memoirs are an invaluable record of the former president’s tumultuous years in office, his early days in Missouri, and his rise in local and state politics. There are delightful glimpses of his family life, striking appraisals and anecdotes of world leaders such as Churchill, Stalin, Chiang and De Gaulle, and candid disclosures about the background of national and international events. But overshadowing all is the story of the glorious task of bringing a war to an end, of working for an enduring peace and leading the free world into a new age.


Very good condition. 1 page typed letter, on Federal Reserve Bank Building letterhead. Cream paper, with flattened mail folds and minor soiling. Has bold signature, at bottom right, in black ink, slightly faded to dark brown. Unframed. Dimensions: 10 ½” H x 7 ¼” W.

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