O.O. MCINTYRE AUTOGRAPHED LETTER


Oscar Odd McIntyre was born February 18, 1884 in Plattsburg, Missouri – died February 14, 1938 in New York City, New York.  Oscar was a famed New York newspaper columnist of the 1920s and 1930s. The Washington Post once described his column as “the letter from New York read by millions because it never lost the human, homefolk flavor of a letter from a friend.” For a quarter of a century, his daily column, “New York Day by Day,” was published in more than 500 newspapers. In 1902, he began his newspaper career on the Gallipolis Journal in Gallipolis, Ohio where he married Maybelle Hope Small. He moved on to East Liverpool, Ohio to become a feature writer on the East Liverpool Morning Tribune. After a period as managing editor of the Dayton Herald (Dayton, Ohio), McIntyre worked as assistant managing editor at the Cincinnati Post. He was 28 years old when he arrived in New York in 1912 as an associate editor at Hampton’s Magazine, which folded shortly after he took the job. While freelancing and doing public relations work in 1912, he started writing a daily column about New York City life for “the home folks.” He circulated these mimeographed columns through the mail, and the Bridgeport Post was the first newspaper to run the column at an annual fee of $8. With his wife handling his business affairs, he soon had syndication contracts with Scripps-Howard and McNaught. Within two years, 26 papers had signed on at an annual fee of $600. In New York his column appeared in the Journal-American. Back in Gallipolis, the Gallipolis Tribune ran the column on its front page. Original O.O. McIntyre Autographed Letter, typed on The McNaught Syndicate, Inc. Typed on Letter: February 21, 1931. Dear Mr. Tricker: Thank you for your letter. I cannot comply with your request, because I do not smoke cigars. Very sincerely yours, O.O. McIntyre. Mr. Frank Tricker, 5656 Beaumont Ave., West Philadelphia, Pa. Approx. Size 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Regular Price – $ 145.00 / Sale Price – $ 48.95.

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