San Francisco, 1962. unbound. 1 page, 8.5 x 6 inches, Diocese of California, San Francisco, October 24, 1962, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, responding to noted autograph collector Jacob Bacel, in full: "I am happy to exceed to your request of September 17th and to congratulate you on your interest in the Nation's spiritual leaders because of their influence in this vital period of human affairs." Accompanied by a 4 x 5-inch signed photograph depicting the Bishop with his trademark glasses and collar. Both items are in near fine condition. Controversial American Episcopal Bishop who confronted Senator Joseph McCarthy, supported Planned Parenthood, and actively participated in the American Civil Rights Movement as an early supporter of Dr. Martin Luther King. He died mysteriously in the Judean Desert and is buried in the Protestant Cemetery in Jaffa, Israel. (Inventory #: 273888)
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