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Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) to Rufus C. Dawes

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04912 Author/Creator: Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 November 1934 Pagination: 2 p. ; 19.7 x 14.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Congratulates Rufus C. Dawes, the President of the "Century of Progress Exposition," a world's fair celebrating the city of Chicago's centennial from 1933-1934. Written on personal stationary.

People: Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Dawes, Rufus Cutler, 1867-1940

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

Subjects: PresidentProgressive EraExpositions and Fairs

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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