Schlesinger, Arthur Meier. (1917–2007)

Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the historian and intellectual to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italiana, declining an invitation to speak.  September 22, 1965;  1 pp. on personal stationary, in part "I wish so much I might be able at this point to accept the invitation of the ACI to lecture in Italy this year.  Unfortunately my present plans are so uncertain that I cannot make any commitments at this time.  If my situation should change, I will be in touch with you."  Expected mailing folds, two holes to left margin, else fine.  5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 21.6 cm.).

Arthur Schlesinger was an American historian and public intellectual whose work focused on leaders such as Harry Truman, Franklin Roosevelt, and John and Robert Kennedy.  Schlesinger won the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House.

Irma Antonetto (1920-1993), was founder and director of the Associazione Culturale Italiana [Association of Italian Culture] for 46 years, during which time she brought some 400 philosophers, writers, scientists, artists, and Nobel winners to lecture in Italy. She was recipient of the 1964 Cavaliere al merito della Repubblica italiana. (19210)

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