Unsigned Telegram / Facsimile Signature

REYNOLDS, Owen (1900-84)

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From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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This University of Georgia football player captained the Georgia Bulldogs in 1921, and they received All-Southern honors in 1919, '20 and '21; in 1925 he became the first Bulldog to play for the NFL when he joined the New York Giants in their first season (1925-26). Original "Western Union Telegram," 1p, 8¼" X 6 3/4", n.p., 1921 October 15. Good only. A bit edgeworn, with chips along blank left margin; heavy original folds. Printed on thick, moderately age toned stock, with printed letterhead data at the top and five-line message printed in blue at center in the usual all capital letters. Oliver Morton telegrams Reynolds on the eve of a 1921 game, as follows: "CAPT UNIVERSITY OF GA FOOTBALL TEAM COPLEY PLAZA HOTEL BOSTON MASS GIVE BEST TO DICK MERCER FLETCH AND ALL THE BOYS LUCK TO YOU IN TODAYS GAME WE ARE PULLING OUR DARNDEST DOWN HERE IN GEORGIA IF YOU HAVE TIME WIRE US ABOUT 500 WORDS OWN PERSONAL VIEWS OF GAME WE GET LINEUP HERE GO TO IT BULLDOGS." An extremely unusual and desireable memento of the 1921 Georgia Bulldogs match against Harvard -- one of only two losses (final score 7-10) they suffered that season under coach Herman Stegeman. This is accompanied by a small Typed Note Signed from Owen's son, James C. Reynolds, heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p., 1984 May 12. Addressed to Richard C. Laade. Very good. Regrets he cannot send his father's autograph, for "Owen died April 11, 1984, the day following his 91st birthday. The only signature I could locate at present is a carbon copy, which may be of little use to you; here it is at any rate, along with an old telegram that may be of some interest." (The son was badly mistaken about his father's age; if aged 91 he would have been born in 1893 -- too old to have attended University of Georgia around 1920!) The signature facsimile is present, an 8½" X 2½" slip clearly removed from the bottom of a typed letter, bearing a large full "Owen G. Reynolds" carbon copy signature beneath a carbon copy typed "Sincerely." Original envelope present. An interesting trio. Bookseller Inventory # 39540

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Title: Unsigned Telegram / Facsimile Signature

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