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HERBERT HOOVER
A Scarce Hoover Handwritten Letter To Secretary Of The Treasury Mcadoo: "I Send Herewith A First Draft Of My Idea Of A Joint Appeal. On Further Consideration I Am Convinced It Will Have More Force As A Joint Document"
HERBERT HOOVER (1874-1964). Hoover was the Thirty-first President. ALS. 2pg. 6" x 8". No date [circa 1917]. Washington. A very scarce autograph letter signed "Herbert Hoover" to William G. McAdoo, Woodrow Wilson's son-in-law and Secretary of the Treasury. Hoover wrote on "Food Administration" letterhead: "I send herewith a first draft of my idea of a joint appeal. On further consideration I am convinced it will have more force as a joint document. No doubt - if you agree - it can be polished up by your better command of our native tongue. Would you let me know in the morning? If you approve or otherwise or amend or what not - I can arrange for its widespread publicity, not only directly through the Press but through the public bureau that we have established in each state. I believe it will even stop the whistles in the present attitude of the public...". President Wilson appointed Hoover to be the United States Food Administrator where his successful work to conserve food needed by the army and European allies, based on volunteer efforts and without rationing, added to his growing humanitarian credentials. It is written on the first and fourth pages of one sheet, and is in mostly fine condition. Hoover is very scarce in handwritten material.
Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc. [United States]
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