HERBERT HOOVER Running for re-election, the President signs a typed reply to Massachusetts notable John Hays Hammond. Typed Letter Signed: “Herbert Hoover” as President, 1 page, 7×8¾ affixed to a 7¼x9¼ board (two surfaces). The White House, 1932 August 13. To Hon. John Hays Hammond, Gloucester, Massachusetts. In full: “You are most kind to send me your cordial message, and I appreciate it deeply.” U.S. mining engineer, diplomat and philanthropist JOHN HAYS HAMMOND (1855-1936) was associated with Cecil Rhodes in developing South Africa’s natural resources and shared a common interest with HOOVER, a former mining engineer who majored in geology at Stanford. President Hoover, in the midst of his reelection campaign against Franklin D. Roosevelt, had celebrated his 58th birthday on August 10th. Pinhead-size mark at lower right blank margin. Fine condition. – Please contact us if you have any questions or require additional information. HFSID 262773
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