Oakland, CA: 1902. One mimeographed letter, signed, and ms post script, one envelope, and one metal button. Typed in blue ink, button features a b/w image of George C. Pardee. Letter: 10-3/4" x 8-1/8"; Folded in envelope: 3-1/2" x 6-1/4"; Button: approx. 3/4" Self wrappers. A fine letter in original envelope, and campaign button. Item #44794
George Pardee (1857-1941) was the second native-born Californian to assume governorship, and was governor during the 1906 earthquake. This letter is from his campaign headquarters, addressed to George R. Simmons, and includes a campaign button that reads "Pardee For Governor." The text reads: "Dear George: Many thanks for your friendly letter reviving recollections of the old times, and congratulating me on my nomination. If elected, as I expect to be, I shall try to do credit to my family and to all the friends who have said good things about me. I have made no pledge except to give the people a good administration. That promise I shall keep. Let us hope Shasta County will give a handsome majority for the whole ticket. Very truly yours, Geo. C. Pardee. P. S. Peel your coat, George, and get at it. Let me know if you strike any stumps, and come and see me at the Capital." Dated September 2, 1902.