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    Herbert Hoover Typed Letter Signed "Herbert Hoover". Two pages, 7.25" x 10.5", personal letterhead, April 6, 1943. Though he served only one embattled term as President, Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) enjoyed three productive decades of public service on a global scale after leaving the White House. Raised in the Quaker faith, he was concerned with the issue of world peace throughout his long life. Dubbed "The Great Humanitarian" for his relief work during and after World War I, he pursued a similar course in the aftermath of World War II. In this wartime letter to William D. Mitchell typed in his apartment at the Waldorf Astoria Towers in New York, Hoover writes in part: "I receive constant demand or expression of hope for the formulation of more adequate, more realistic and more definite bases of peace policies. The issue is new since the last Party Conventions and will be at the door in another year. The subject should not be partisan, but the constructive views of Republicans would be helpful to the whole country. ...We proposed wholly new approaches to the machinery for making lasting peace so as to avoid another debacle like Versailles. Yours faithfully, Herbert Hoover" The letter is in fine condition, with two folds and a paper-clip mark in the upper left corner.

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