'Letters of Note' contains 125 examples that range from a clay tablet in the 14th century BC to almost the present day. The authors usually need little introduction – Mick Jagger, Ernest Hemingway, Katharine Hepburn and Leonardo da Vinci among them – but the sentiments they express might cause you to look at them in a different way.
One of the featured letters of importance from the last three thousand years is Elvis Presley's letter to USA President Richard Nixon, 1970!
Elvis was an avid collector of police badges – and so keen to get his hands on one from the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs that he took a flight to the White House to hand deliver this letter.
"Dear Mr President, First, I would like to introduce myself. I am Elvis Presley and admire you and have great respect for your office. I talked to vice-president Agnew in Palm Springs three weeks ago and expressed my concerns for our country. The drug culture, the hippie elements, the SDS, Black Panthers, etc do not consider me as their enemy or as they call it, the establishment. I call it America and I love it. Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out. I have no concerns or motives other than helping the country out...."
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