Autograph Letter, signed (“Jas. J. Corbett”), to Mr. Kendrick. James J. Corbett.

Putting a Wreath on Bob Fitzsimmons’ Grave

Autograph Letter, signed (“Jas. J. Corbett”), to Mr. Kendrick.

Hollywood, California: Hollywood Hotel, March 2, 1920.

1 p. pen and ink on Hotel Hollywood stationery. 1 vols. 8vo. Putting a Wreath on Bob Fitzsimmons’ Grave. Creased from prior folding. Item #261586

Corbett was an American pugilist who won the heavyweight championship of the world from John L Sullivan in New Orleans in 1892 and lost it to Bob Fitzsimmons in 1897.
Reading in part, “Yes I remember the name Michael Madden that's all and my father was Pat Corbett stable keeper. I also remember Levers the boxer and wrestler … I went out to Fitz [Bob Fitzsimmons] grave one day and put a wreath on it …”.

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