"I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids--and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me."

 - Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man"

Letter Maj. George Ford from Theodore Roosevelt

Letter Maj. George Ford from Theodore Roosevelt

From the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.  A letter written to Major George Ford from Theodore Roosevelt. Addenda V24-P176

Maj. Geo. W. Ford, Fort Scott, Kansas                                                      Dec. 31st, 1900.

My Dear Major:--

I have your letter of the 26th in (? inlegible) with inclosures which I return herewith.  I have hitherto rididly refrained from recommending men whom I did not personally know, but I feel that you have rendered services that entitle you to all the aid I can give. I shall see Secretary Root as soon as possible and find out if he is willing that I should speak to him about these matters.

Very sincerely yours,

Theodore Roosevelt