Jack Root was born on May 26, 1876 in Austria. He defeated Kid McCoy on April 22, 1903 to win the World Light Heavyweight Title. He later fought Marvin Har on July 3, 1905 for the World Heavyweight Title but was defeated. He retired after defeating Fred Russell on February 26, 1906 with a final record of 46-3-4 with 2 no contests and 26 KO's. Presented here is a signed letter. Jack Root has boldly signed this 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" letter in blue ink. The letter was dated August 29, 1959 and was typed on Hotel Teris letterhead. There are 2 horizontal creases where the letter was folded. No rips or tears. Clean signature.