December 22, 1937

Herbert Hoover Explains, in Holograph, His Antipathy to Writing Holograph Letters

Autograph Letter Signed
2 pages
SMC 328
Here, at last, the conundrum of how the President who is probably the most common in typed letters but among the rarest in autograph ones,  is solved. "I am not in favor of holograph letters,” Hoover proclaims. “I would not get through 1/10th of 1% of my mail that way - moreover the typewriter spells better and leaves a record by which you can prove what you did not say, and that is part of one's daily occupation.”  
Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pages, recto and verso, on his personal letterhead, no place, December 22, 1937. To Mr. Lampson. Very rare.
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