Rare 1930 President Herbert Hoover Letter Note Gettysburg Memorial Day Speech
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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 wasa close friend and confidanteto 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 correspondingwith Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover. Sullivan was also aconfidant 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 peoplefrom the 1890's to mid 1900's.
Sullivan wrote and publishedbetween 1926-1935a six volumebook 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 Hooveris 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 fewletters/notes of correspondence written by Hoover as President have everbeen 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.
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