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#202 - Howard Hughes, Sr

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American businessman (1869–1924) who made his fortune by developing drill bits during the Texas Oil Boom, though best known as the father of Howard Hughes, Jr. Small archive comprised of two letters, a document, and three telegrams, including: a boldly penned ALS signed “Howard R. Hughes,” three pages, Plankinton House letterhead, July 14, 1901, concerning oil prospects, in part: “There is lots of money here and once these Germans are started on a small piece of ground everything else will come easy…There is a peculiar spirit prevailing in Milwaukee if worked slowly will be the thing for Beaumont Oil”; a TLS signed “Howard R. Hughes,” one page, The Texas Pumping Co., July 28, 1902, acknowledging receipt of a check; and a DS signed “Enterprise Boiler Co, Howard R. Hughes, Agent,” two pages, no date, outlining the specifications for “one 50,000 Barrel Capacity Storage Tank.” Also includes three unsigned typed telegrams sent by Hughes in 1902, and a manuscript telegram from Hughes. In overall very good to fine condition, with scattered toning and soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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