Leverett Saltonstall autograph collection, 1930-1996 ; bulk: 1930-1979.

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Leverett Saltonstall autograph collection, 1930-1996 ; bulk: 1930-1979.

1930-1996; bulk: 1930-1979.

Letters written to Massachusetts Senator Leverett Saltonstall throughout his political career and into retirement from politicians, politicians' wives, journalists, and television personalities, 1930-79, discussing political opinions, friendship, pending legislation, and campaign support. Includes letters from Presidents George Bush, Calvin Coolidge, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Herbert Hoover, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and Franklin D. Roosevelt; politicians Edward Brooke, James Michael Curley, Michael Dukakis, Edward and Robert F. Kennedy, Tip O'Neill, Endicott Peabody, Francis Sargent, and Paul Tsongas among many others; political wives Barbara Bush, Kitty Dukakis, Jacqueline Kennedy (Onassis), and Eleanor Roosevelt; journalist Peter Jennings; media personalities Bob Hope and Lawrence Welk; and many other figures from the 20th century political scene. Collection also includes similar letters addressed to Leverett's son William Saltonstall, 1979-96. Collection also includes a guest book kept at the Massachusetts State House while Saltonstall was Governor signed by visitors, 1939-44, including Maurice Tobin, mayor of Boston; and a bound volume of testimonial letters written to Saltonstall from political colleagues when he retired from the Senate in 1966.

3 boxes and 1 v. in cases.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7615307

Massachusetts Historical Society

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