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Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) to Louis L. Emmerson

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03146 Author/Creator: Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 10 July 1931 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Confidential letter written to the Governor of Illinois about America's economic situation during the Great Depression and the prospect of continued destitution. Praises Emmerson's "organization last winter" and discusses the need for earlier appropriations of federal money to the states. Typed on White House stationery.

People: Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
Emmerson, Louis L. (Louis Lincoln), 1863-1941.

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

Keywords/Subjects: Great Depression, President Economics, Poverty, Government and Civics, Finance

Sub Era: The Great Depression