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Autograph letter signed ("Louis Satchmo Armstrong"), 2 pages (7 x 5 1/4 in.; 180 x 136 mm), Paris, 16 Deccember 1934 to F. Grahame Elmore; soiled; with autograph envelope Accompanied by: Photograph inscribed and signed, ("Best wishes from Louis Armstrong 11/7/34"), (7 7/8 in.; x 6 in.; 201 x 152 mm); some soiling.
An enthusiastic Satchmo. Armstrong notes he has received a lengthy letter from Eric A.C. Ballard, "telling me about the wonderful chance I have of becoming the President of the Eccles & District Rythm [sic] & Gig Club." He relays his happiness, enthusiastically accepts the nomination and writes: "Yessir—Just carry on with those "SWINGING" proceedings and Ol President Satchmo Armstrong will be very happy." He mentions he will send along a photo as soon as he has "some decent ones made." Armstrong closes his letter sending regards to all the members and fans "and tell them to 'SWING', 'SWING', 'SWING.'"