Lot #2014
George Washington Carver Typed Letter Signed

"I find that color has but little to do with the recognition of efficiency"
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Estimate: $300+


"I find that color has but little to do with the recognition of efficiency"

TLS signed “G. W. Carter,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute letterhead, January 21, 1930. Letter to Henry H. Overton of Detroit, Michigan, in part: "I am sorry that you have been ill and hope that you are quite yourself again by this time. I have had a rather acute attack of the 'flu,' but I am feeling much better at this time. The weather has been rather cold. It is raining today and will no doubt turn cold. You must take care of yourself as best you can. I am pleased to learn that Mr. Ford is taking on some of the men that he laid off. I wish all of them could get back to work or fin[d] work else where. I think it an excellent thing for you to begin to think more seriously about the consummation of your ideas. To be sure, you must prepare well, as you can accomplish so much more when well prepared then when you have to strain along just about help doing things. I wish I could meet your instructor in metalaurgy. I dare say that he is not only competent but a fine man. I am very certain that as you study white people, you will come more and more definitely fixed in your present observations. I find that color has but little to do with the recognition of efficiency, and we are getting to be recognized more and more." In fine condition, with short splits to the tops of the vertical folds.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Science & Technology and Space Exploration
  • Dates: #588 - Ended July 16, 2020

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