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    Two J. Edgar Hoover Typed Letters Signed as FBI Director. Each letter is typed on Hoover's personal Federal Bureau of Investigation letterhead, 7" x 9.5", Washington DC, dated March 22, 1940 and June 7, 1940. Original FBI transmittal envelopes included. Both letters are addressed to Lester B. McNelly in Los Angeles, and concern McNelly's attempts to secure employment for his son with the FBI. All items are lightly age toned. Fine condition.

    More Information: In the March 22nd letter, Hoover sends an application to McNelly; by June 7th, Hoover expresses his belief that "your son will be happy in his association with the Federal Bureau of Investigation."

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