Rare Herbert Hoover Letter as President: "One Per Annum"

December 19, 1932

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Rare Herbert Hoover Letter as President: "One Per Annum"
Autograph Letter Signed
1 page | SMC 1347

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      Hoover liked to say that he doubted he wrote more than a dozen autograph letters in his life – which wasn’t true. But that he wrote not more than six or seven as President is no exaggeration. This is one of them – and, as Hoover happily acknowledges, it’s his “one autograph letter per annum.” “In these days of efficient stenographers and few minutes to waste,” Hoover explains, a President simply hasn’t any time for more than one.


      Autograph Letter Signed, as President, 1 page, quarto, The White House, Washington, December 19, 1932. To Mr. Kernan.  Exceedingly rare.
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