Calvin Coolidge

He was the first president born late enough to have spent his entire adulthood in the era of the typewriter. His letters are usually brief, and his autograph letters somewhat uncommon.

About Collecting Calvin Coolidge Autographs


Calvin Coolidge was the first president born late enough to have spent his entire adulthood in the era of the typewriter, so although he wrote out his own letters from time to time, typed correspondence predominates throughout his life (as it does with his successors). His letters are usually brief and deal with the matters at hand; few tackle significant topics in a meaningful way. They are the written equivalent of his conversation, and he was not called “Silent Cal” for nothing. Although the president may have been quiet, the era over which Coolidge presided, the Jazz Age, was anything but.