Lot #212
Herbert Hoover

Hoover anticipates Nazi capture of Spain in 1941
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Hoover anticipates Nazi capture of Spain in 1941

TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, May 22, 1941. Letter to Lawrence Requa of Idaho. In full: "It seems to me that you could be of more service to the country running a quicksilver mine that [sic] in the Naval Intelligence. There are plenty of men who can be in the Navy Intelligence, but I doubt if there is anybody else who can get as much quicksilver out of that mine as you can. The day that the Nazis control Spain there is going to be a world shortage of quicksilver, and we are going to need all the quicksilver we can produce. If you would not object, I will start a little pull in Washington to see that you are not called up." In fine condition, with filing holes to the top.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: June 26 - July 12

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