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Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) to Richard Edmonds

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02346.01.01 Author/Creator: Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 20 December 1929 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22.5 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: Acknowledges to Edmonds, the founding editor of the Manufactures Record, that their unemployment was high but contends "it is fantastic for the Englishman you mention to talk about five million." Also notes that he needs to hear from Edmonds "because it gives me a new and important slant amongst these new and conflicting views." Written on White House stationary. Accompanied by a signed White House card (see GLC02346.01.02)

People: Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Edmonds, Richard Hathaway, 1857-1930

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: PresidentGreat DepressionGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGovernment and CivicsEconomicsFinance

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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