SPELLMAN, Cardinal Francis J. (1889-1967)
Archbishop of New York; auxiliary bishop of Boston under Cardinal O’Connell. Military vicar to the Armed Forces. Long-time friend of Pope Pius XII; author of several books and a renowned philatelist (stamp collector).
TLS – Typewritten Letter Signed, one page, January 1948. To New York photographer John Loughlin. Reads: Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness and kindness in sending me a picture of the Cathedral altar on the occasion of the Forty Hours devotion. With best wishes for a happy New Year… Light toning and folds and evidence of mounting residue in upper left and lower right, sell away from writing or signature. Priced accordingly. Sold primarily for autograph. Could be matted with the accompanying small color reprint image.