[ Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, American naval historian. ] Autograph Signature ('A. T. Mahan') cut from document, with note in another hand on reverse.

Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914), United States naval officer and historian
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Mahan has been described by the military historian John Keegan as "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century'. The present item is the valediction of a letter, on 4.5 x 12.5 cm. slip of paper. It reads: 'Sincerely Yours | A. T. Mahan'. In good condition, lightly aged and slightly creased. On reverse, in a contemporary hand: 'Captain Mahan U. S. Navy. | Author of | Influence of Sea Power on History | a great friend of mine [last word deleted]'.

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