Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

Letter from Leonard Rue III to Dr. E. H. McCleery


Letter to Dr. E. H. McCleery from Leonard Rue III (of Leonard Rue Enterprises, signed "Lennie Rue"), who photographed Dr. McCleery’s wolves for True Magazine. Rue tells Dr. McCleery about his friend, Fred Space, a mink farmer and owner of the largest zoo in New Jersey, who is interested in purchasing Dr. McCleery’s wolf pack. Rue wishes to be remembered to Rose. The envelope is postmarked from Wallpack Center, NJ.

The date of this letter is likely between 1958 and 1960. The cancelled stamp on the envelope of this letter is for 4 cents, a rate which was introduced August 1, 1958 and discontinued after Dr. McCleery's death in 1962. Judging from what is visible of the year on the postmark, the last digit has a rounded bottom, suggesting an 8, 9, or 0.



Between 1958 and 1960


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