1924 John H. Taylor Handwritten Letter with Fantastic Content. Along with Harry Vardon and James Braid, Taylor formed Britain's "Great Triumvirate" of golfers in the late 19th and early 20th century, with each now representing a tremendous challenge for serious golf autograph collectors. Though Taylor's most productive days were behind him at the time he penned this note to a fellow linksman, it is noteworthy that he finished fourth in the British Open this year, at the advanced age of fifty-three. His elegant script in flawless black ink reads in part, "I am pleased to know that you are going to South Africa because I feel sure you will do well there, but at the same time British golf cannot afford to lose you young fellows as it is bound to impoverish the Home talent. I feel sure you will uphold the dignity and prestige of British Professional Golf wherever you may find yourself." Best is the closing "JH Taylor" signature, to which is added the glorious inscription, "Open Golf Champion 1894 - 1895 - 1900 - 1909 - 1913." The note is written on a single sheet of paper which has been folded into quarters, with the horizontal fold passing through Taylor's signature to minor effect. Very minor separation at the intersection of the two folds at center encounters no writing. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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