Joseph Pulitzer

One staunch Democratic millionaire businessman to another, Belmont writes Pulitzer, “I cannot understand the Republican Confidences. We do not find it…”

Autograph Letter Signed “August Belmont,” 1p, 4.25” x 7”. 44 East 34th Street [New York City] letterhead. No date. To Mr. [Joseph Pulitzer]. Fine condition.

In full, “Tuesday. Dear Mr. Pulitizer: Bon Voyage & good news for you by wireless on the 8th. I send you a basket of grapes from my greenhouses at Hempstead. I cannot understand the Republican Confidences. We do not find it. Believe Me, Yours Very Sincerely August Belmont." Possibly written before an election, with Belmont planning to wire Pulitzer the results on November 8th. Belmont had two homes, one in the city on 34th Street, the other, his country home in Hempstead, Long Island.

“St. Louis Post-Dispatch” and “New York World” publisher Joseph Pulitzer was a staunch Democrat who had been a delegate to the 1880 Democratic National Convention and represented New York in Congress from 1885-1886. Banker August Belmont Jr. was Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee and his brothers, Democrats O.H.P. Belmont and Perry Belmont, were New York Congressmen.


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