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Lot Number: 85

Description: August 20, 1918 Christy Mathewson "Chemical Warfare Service" letter. Typed letter on "War Department, Chemical Warfare Service" stationary is dated August 20, 1918 and addressed to "Mr. Christopher Mathewson, c/o Cincinnati Base Ball Club." Content reads in part, "Dear Sir: is expected in the near future that will be granted a commission in the Chemical Warfare Service. Enclosed you will find extract of a letter from an officer now serving overseas, which it is believed will be helpful to you in selecting your overseas should, at your earliest opportunity, be vaccinated..." It is signed a Captain in the Chemical Warfare Service. Fold lines and mild general handling wear. Includes Mathewson Collection certificate of provenance: VG-EX

Estimated Price Range: ($1,000-$2,000)

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