A typed letter on official stationery of the Office of the Vice President, Washington, dated August 11, 1956, signed in brown ink "Dick", by Richard Nixon. The sheet, 9" by 7", is currently unframed. Text is "Dear Randall"/This is just a note to tell you how deeply I appreciated your expression of confidence and loyalty as conveyed in the wire I received from Sacramento last Saturday./As you can imagine, I have received a considerable volume of wires and letters during the past two weeks. But nothing could mean more than this gesture of support from my friends in California./I hope to see you in San Francisco next week. [which would have been at the Republican convention held at the Cow Palace, at which Dwight Eisenhower was officially made the presidential candidate, and Nixon once again his VP].
This letter was written to The Honorable Randall F. Dickey, when Nixon was VP under Eisenhower in the latter's first term. Nixon of course lost the 1960 election to JFK, and it was not until 1968 that he won the presidency. Randall Dickey (1899-1975) served in the California legislature. From 1947 to 1951, he was Republican Floor Leader of the California State Assembly.
The vintage paper is convincingly yellowed and is rumpled and there is evidence of light folds, with wear at right lower edge, and there is a stain creeping in from left. An interesting bit of political memorabilia and history.