Herbert Hoover 1938 Typed Letter Signed – “Press Protection”


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31st President.

Typed letter signed “Herbert Hoover,” 7.25×10.5, personal stationery but sent from The Waldorf Astoria Towers, New York City, May 11, 1938. To Paul C. Smith, editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, in full:

Many thanks for yours of the 9th.

I have not undertaken to make any address before the United States Chamber of Commerce.  The fact is I would not do such a thing, so we might keep open the chance to talk to the Junior Chamber of Commerce some day.

As a matter of fact, what I need is press protection when I am traveling about.

Fine condition, mailing folds.