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#37 - Herbert Hoover

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Uncommon collection of handwritten Hoover letters


Collection of four uncommon ALSs from Herbert Hoover to Lewis Strauss and his wife Alice, two signed “Herbert” and two signed “Herbert Hoover,” each one page, dated in the 1950s and 1960s. His letter to Alice, in part: “This tourmaline has the advantage of great age—Pre Manchu—but the amateur sender did a poor job of trying to make a pendant of it. However tourmalines are the Chinese stone of affection.” One is in pencil, July 7, 1960, in full: “It seemed to me you needed more of a memento of Larry than just a rod. This is his favorite deep-sea reel.” Also includes an ANS in pencil, signed “H.,” with a memo dated February 4, 1918, instructing Strauss to forward a copy of the statement. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by a letter from Hoover’s secretary and a couple other unsigned carbon copies and ephemera. Lewis Strauss began working as Hoover’s assistant in 1917, when Hoover was serving as head of the Commission for Relief in Belgium. Strauss went on to serve in the Navy, rising to a rank of rear admiral, and became a major figure in the development of nuclear weapons and nuclear power in the United States. He developed a lasting friendship and working relationship with Hoover, becoming one of his most trusted associates and a frequent correspondent. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.

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