Charity chain letter. McKinley monument. Late example,
no. 212. "I am in receipt of a letter from a friend calling my attention
to ..." US, 1911.
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 15, 1911.
Capt. T. S. Stover, Iola, Kan.
Dear Sir: - I am in receipt of a letter from a friend calling my attention
to a chain letter for the purpose of erecting a monument to the martyred
William McKinley. Justice Day of the United States Supreme Court is president
of the movement. You will therefore send ten cents to the Hon. Justice Day,
Dayton, Ohio, and write three distinct letters, copies of this, signing your
name and number one higher than this one to a near friend, and others far
away as possible. If you have already received one of these kindly return
this one to me, but by no means break the chain.
Published: The Iola Register
(Iola, Kansas), Aug. 17, 1911, p. 1.
"Capt. T. S. Stover was in receipt this morning of an endless chain letter
from a friend of his in St. Louis, the object of the letter being to secure
contributions to a monument to William McKinley. ¶ Following
is the letter received by Captain Stover" [text]
Entered by DWV, Sept. 10, 2014.
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