Hand-wrtten Note By Herbert Hoover As President Gettysburg Memorial Day Speech
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Hand-wrtten Note By Herbert Hoover As President Gettysburg Memorial Day Speech:
Note hand-written to Mark Sullivan 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. When called upon by Hoover, Sullivan would assist with the preparation of speeches and addresses to the public.
The recipient of thisnote was renowned American journalist and historian Mark Sullivan (1874-1952). Sullivan corresponded with many leading politicians and authors from the early 1900's and was a close friend and confidante to President Herbert Hoover. Between 1926 and 1935 Sullivan wrote a six volume book by the title 'Our Times' which chronicled the period of U.S. History from the late 1800's to early 1900's.
Hand-written correspondence by Herbert Hoover as President is exceedingly raredue to an affliction he had with his writing hand. Hand-written letters by Hoover are among the scarcest of Presidential correspondence and very rarely obtainable.
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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