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Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) to Herbert Hoover

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00162.13 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) Place Written: Sagamore Hill, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 October 1917 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Discusses the starvation relief in Europe and Hoover's part in its management. Expresses his support and advises Hoover as to the next steps in food distribution abroad. Discusses rationing. Stamped on page one by the U.S. Food Administration, received 30 October. Pages two and four have been written vertically by Theodore Roosevelt. Accompanied with photograph. [decimalized .13.01 - .13.02]

People: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Keywords/Subjects: Disaster, President World War I, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Finance, Progressive Era, Charity and Philanthropy, Vice President

Sub Era: World War One