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Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) to Lewis L. Strauss

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00707 Author/Creator: Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) Place Written: s.l. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 25 April 1934 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Concerns the Rindge Land business, the financing and outlook of investing in "The richest soil in California." Also mentions tenant-related issues, particularly keeping land in the hands of white farmers rather than Asian tenants. Typed on personal stationery. With an autograph and initialed postscript pertaining to a possible visit by Strauss.

People: Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
Strauss, Lewis L.

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

Keywords/Subjects: Immigration and Migration, President Land Transaction, Finance, Westward Expansion, American West, Asia, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry

Sub Era: The Great Depression