Herbert Hoover (1874-1964)


Very scarce autographed letter signed with his early form of his signature

Scarce autographed letter signed with his early signature form “HC Hoover”. 1p., 8.5 x 11.0 inch. San Francisco, 1913 May 13. On stationery engraved "H.C. Hoover / 604 Mills Building and No. 1 London Wall Buildings / London, E.C.” Written in dark ink to Timothy Hopkins, President Trustees Stanford University. In full: "Dear Mr. Hopkins: I attach hereto the correspondence (not present) with Dr. Jordan regarding the definition of his position together with the memorandum which we settled with him as it is probable that these documents should go into the Trustees files." In a postscript, he writes, "I am tonight telegraphing the resolutions to Branner." Mailing folds, staple holes, else fine condition. John Caspar Branner was president of Stanford from 1913 to 1915, he was also Stanford's first professor and chair of the Department of Geology and Mining, which was Hoover's field“. Hoover holograph letters of all dates are the scarcest of all Presidents. He once wrote that he had probably not written over a dozen handwritten letters in his entire life (Vrzalik, Minor – From the President’s Pen, page 92/93). The signature form is very uncommon, until about 1915 he signed “H.C. Hoover”, afterwards he always signed “Herbert Hoover”. A very scarce letter.

 

Price: $ 1,050 / € 890

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Signature matted with photograph

Signature “Herbert Hoover”. 4.0 x 1.5 inch, dark black ink. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Hoover to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Fine condition. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Beautiful presented!

 

Price: $ 190 / € 150

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