Typed letter signed, one page, 7,25 x 10,25 inch, `Kyung Mu Dai` letterhead, Seoul, 24.03.1955, to cartoonist C. D. Batchelder of the Daily News - inter alia concerning `flattering cartoons` for his birthday, Korea`s unification, and `ideals for which the United States stands`, signed by Syngman Rhee (as President of Republic of Korea) in black ink "Syngman Rhee", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Rhee in a head and shoulders portrait (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), with two horizontal letter folds and scattered mild signs of wear to the edges - in fine to very fine condition. In parts: "I want to thank you personally for the flattering cartoons you drew and sent to me for my birthday anniversary … I deeply appreciate your friendship and your use of your great talents in behalf of the cause of freedom. As you know, Korea's unification as an independent democracy is the major purpose of my life. I cherish America's strong support because the ideals for which the United States stands are the inspiration of freedom-loving peoples everywhere. Your cartoons are a most valuable feature of the New York Daily News. They play an important part in the thinking of millions of New Yorkers and others..."
|Profession||First president of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea & the first president of the Republic of Korea|
|Year of birth||1875|
|year of death||1965|
|Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm)||7,25 x 10,25 (altogether 16,5 x 11,75)|
|Condition||fine to very fine|
|Type of Autograph||letters|