Archive of seven (7) items pertaining to John Marshall Butler (1897-1978), United States Senator from Maryland from 1951 to 1963, including three (3) Lyndon Baines Johnson autographed items. (Johnson served as 36th President of the United States from 1963-1969 and as a US Senator from Texas and Senate Majority leader from 1949-1961). 1st item: Lyndon B. Johnson TLS, one-page typed letter on United States Senate, Office of the Democratic Leader letterhead, Washington, D.C., dated January 23, 1958, with additional stamp dated January 27, 1958. Addressed to "The Honorable John Marshall Butler United States Senate, Washington, D.C.," letter reads "Dear John: I very much enjoyed reading the newspaper accounts of your defense of the non-partisanship of the Senate Preparedness Subcommittee at a recent dinner. I know this took a great deal of courage. I want to commend you not only for that courage, but for the attitude which it reflects, without which this country will truly be in great peril. Again, I want to express my personal thanks for what you did. Sincerely, Lyndon B. Johnson" with signature below. Housed and matted under glass in a black painted wood frame with gilt wood fillet. Sight – 6 7/8" H x 5 7/8" W. Framed – 13 1/4" H x 10 3/4" W. 2nd item: Lyndon B. Johnson signed and inscribed photograph, depicting Johnson standing in front of a bookcase. Inscription reads "To John Marshall Butler / With appreciation and high regard from your friend Lyndon B. Johnson." Gillings (copyright) gilt maker's mark stamp, lower left of photograph. Float mounted under glass in a black painted wooden frame. Photograph – 11 3/4" H x 8 3/8" W. Sight – 14 3/4" H x 11 3/4" W. Framed – 16" H x 13" W. 3rd item: Senate of the United States Washington's Farewell Address proclamation signed by Lyndon B. Johnson, 37th Vice President, and Felton M. Johnston, Secretary of the Senate, 87th Congress, 1st Session, dated February 13, 1961, reading "Under the order of January 24, 1901, the Vice President designated the Senator from Maryland Honorable John Marshall Butler To read Washington's Farewell Address on February 22, 1961." Attested by Johnson and Johnston with gold foil seal and purple silk ribbon. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame. Sight – 14 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W. Framed – 15 3/4" H x 10 3/4" W. 4th-7th items: Four (4) metal newspaper printing plates, each pertaining to John Marshall Butler's senatorial elections and political career, including one (1) THE SUN, Vol. 239, No. 150, dated Wednesday, November 7, 1956, also announcing President Eisenhower's re election, one (1) THE SUN, Vol. 227, No. 150, dated Wednesday, November 8, 1950, one (1) THE EVENING SUN, Vol. 82, No. 19, dated November 8, 1950, and one (1) TIMES HERALD, Vol. XII, No. 278, dated Wednesday, November 8, 1950. All housed under glass in wooden frames. Sights approximately 22" H x 16" W. Frames approximately 24" H x 18" W. Provenance: The estate of Senator John Marshall Butler of Maryland, by descent to consignor. CONDITION: 1st item: Signature in overall good, legible condition. Minute foxing spots, primarily to mat (does not affect signature). Two areas of toning/acid burn, largest 1/4" x 2 1/4", top margin of sheet. Not examined outside of frame. Areas of loss to paint on frame. 2nd item: Overall good condition. Areas of loss to paint on frame. 3rd item: Signatures in overall good, legible condition. Few minute foxing spots, toning, and waviness to paper. Not examined outside of frame. Areas of loss to paint on frame. 4th-7th items: Overall good condition. Not examined outside of frames.
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