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Acer, Christopher J. (b. 1886) To whom it may concern.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01625.06 Author/Creator: Acer, Christopher J. (b. 1886) Place Written: Brooklyn, New York Type: Typed document signed Date: 7 July 1930 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Offers a collection of documents related to the controversy surrounding the sale of the Friar Lands in the Philippines in circa 1902. Has shown these letters to R. W. G. Vail of the Roosevelt Memorial House, who has told him the collection would "bring a goodly sum of money." Was offered $1,500 for the collection a few years ago. Lacks steady employment and has a wife and children to support. If they are interested, please call him.


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

Keywords/Subjects: Religion, Catholicism, Land Transaction, Spanish American War, Diplomacy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Land Transaction, Asia, Finance, Book Selling

Sub Era: The Great Depression