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RARE HERBERT HOOVER HAND-WRITTEN LETTER NOTE WITH PINNED SONG VERSE

 
RARE HERBERT HOOVER HAND-WRITTEN LETTER NOTE WITH PINNED SONG VERSE (Image1)
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Circa: 1920's
Manufacturer: Herbert Hoover

Rare note hand-written by Herbert Hoover with song verse pinned by Hoover to the note. The verse is from a 1909 song composed by A. Baldwin Sloane with words written by Edgar Smith for the Broadway show 'Tillies Nightmare' which opened in 1910 at the Herald Square Theatre. The verse reflects perspective on Hoover as the humanitarian that he was known to be. The note which is written using pencil on plain paper is signed by Hoover with his initials.

Hand-written correspondence by Hoover is rarely found and tends to be spontaneous and personal. Hoover himself indicated "I do not write more than one letter per annum with my own hand".

The recipient of this note was prominent American journalist Mark Sullivan (1874-1952). Sullivan was considered to be one of the most widely respected journalists of his day corresponding with Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover. Sullivan was also a confidant to Theodore Roosevelt as well as a good friend and confidant to Herbert Hoover. In addition to Presidents, Sullivan corresponded with many notable politicians, businessmen and literary figures of the day including Arthur Conan Doyle who he was good friends with as well as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright and many other prominent and influential people from the 1890's to mid 1900's.

Sullivan wrote and published between 1926-1935 a six volume book by the title 'Our Times 1900-1925' which chronicled the social and political history of America from the 1890's to the 1920's.

Sullivan correspondence can be found archived in the manuscript division of the Library of Congress and in the Herbert Hoover Institution Archives.

Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.



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