New York: July 26, 1930.
1 p. on "Mangers Hotels - New York City" letterhead. 4to. ‘Sincerity in Any Matter’. Some chipping to right head and fore-hedge, old folds, else very good. Item #310488
Reading in part: “I feel that it is for others to decide whether my life has been a successful one … I do think that sincerity in any matter, small or large, is one of the greets assets to success :”
Born in Utrecht, Netherlands, Willem van Hoogstraten (1884-1965), began studying violin at the age of eight, entering the conservatory at Cologne, Germany when he was 16. Orchestras he conducted during his lifetime included the Brahams festival in Vienna, the Mozart festival in Salzburg, the New York Philharmoic, and the Oregon Symphony.
As a high school student, Seymour Halpern (1913-1997), wrote letters to many notables of the day including politicians, military officers, entertainers, diplomats, artists, activists, writers, and businessmen, inquiring about their ideas to the keys to success in life. Halpern would later go on to serve as Republican from New York to the 86th, 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th, 91st and 92nd United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1959, to January 3, 1973.