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Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) to Peggy Fabian

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00793 Author/Creator: Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 February 1949 Pagination: 1 p. ; 26.5 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to a young lady his "hope that you grow up a staunch American woman - and a lady." Written on personal stationary.

Background Information: Hoover typed almost all of his personal correspondence, thus, ANY autograph letter from him is extremely rare.

People: Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Fabian, Peggy, fl. 1949

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Women's HistoryPresident

Sub Era: World War II

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