RARE 1930 PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER LETTER NOTE GETTYSBURG MEMORIAL DAY SPEECH
RARE 1930 PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER LETTER NOTE GETTYSBURG MEMORIAL DAY SPEECH:
Note hand-written to renowned American journalist and historian Mark Sullivan (1874-1952) by Herbert Hoover as President requesting assistance with preparation of a Memorial Day speech to be given by Hoover at Gettysburg Battlefield on May 30, 1930. Sullivan was a close friend and confidante to Herbert Hoover. When called upon by Hoover, Sullivan would assist with the preparation of speeches and addresses to the public. Mark Sullivan was considered 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 1920's. Sullivan correspondence can be found archived in the manuscript division of the Library of Congress and in the Herbert Hoover Institution Archives. Hand-written correspondence by Herbert Hoover is rarely found and hand-written letters and notes tended to be spontaneous and personal. Hoover himself indicated "I do not write more than one letter per annum with my own hand." Hand-written correspondence by Hoover during his years as President are even more elusive and considered exceptionally rare and practically impossible to find. Very few letters/notes of correspondence written by Hoover as President have ever been offered for sale. The note is hand-written using pencil on paper measuring approximately 8" x 3.5" with ink printed "ADDRESS" letterhead. There is a paper clip stain and two pinholes on the right side and some age toning of the paper. ACCURACY OF DESCRIPTION, CONDITION AND IMAGES: The item is described as accurately as possible along with any condition issues. The images show the quality of the item as accurately as possible although because the images were taken using a camera with flash the resulting images may show bright spots or a shine, shadows or color tone variations from flash use and reflection. Computer screens can also vary in how they show images of items so there may possibly be some tonal variation seen depending on the computer screen from which the images are viewed. PAYMENT TERMS: Vermont residents add 6% sales tax. RETURN POLICY: If the item is found by the buyer not to be as described, the buyer is to notify us within 48 hours of receipt of the item of buyer's intent to return the item for a full refund of the purchase price. Buyer to pay return shipping and insurance costs. A full refund of the purchase price will be sent to the buyer upon receipt of the returned item. SHIPPING: Items are carefully packaged to withstand shipping. The fee for shipping outside of the U.S. will be determined by where it will be sent.