"BETTY AND I LOVE THE MAGNIFICENT BOOK—LAST OF THE CALIFORNIOS… BETTY JOINS ME IN WISHING YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR"
FORD, Gerald R. Autograph letter signed. Rancho Mirage, California: December 18, . WITH: Engraved free frank envelope addressed in typescript. WITH: CROSBY, Harry, COPLEY, Helen. Autograph letter signed WITH: Last of the Californios. La Jolla, California, 1981.
Scarce December 1981 autograph letter signed by President Ford on his personal letterhead with embossed gilt presidential seal, entirely penned by Ford, thanking publisher Helen Copley, head of San Diego's Union Tribune Publishing Company and CEO of Copley Press, for her holiday gift of the signed limited first edition of Last of the Californios, with letter reading, "Betty and I love the magnificent book—Last of the Californios. We look forward to reading it more carefully. We are most grateful for your thoughtfulness at Christmastime. Betty joins me in wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Jerry Ford," along with letterhead envelope bearing engraved free frank, addressed in typescript to Copley. $1500.