Rare note hand-written by Herbert Hoover with song verse pinned by Hoover to the note. The verse “You may tempt the upper classes With your odious demi-tasses, But Heaven will protect the working girl” is from a 1909 song composed by A. Baldwin Sloane with words written by Edgar Smith for the Broadway show Tillies Nightmare which opened in 1910 at the Herald Square Theatre. The verse reflects perspective on Hoover as the humanitarian that he was known to be. Hoover was well known for his humanitarian efforts and compassion towards others. The quote he attached to his note using a pin reflected his viewpoint on the importance of social equality. The note which is written using pencil on plain paper is signed by Hoover with his initials. Mark Sullivan was considered one of the most widely respected journalists of his day corresponding with Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover. Sullivan was also a confidant to Theodore Roosevelt as well as a good friend and confidant to Herbert Hoover. In addition to Presidents, Sullivan corresponded with many notable politicians, businessmen and literary figures of the day including Arthur Conan Doyle who he was good friends with as well as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright and many other prominent and influential people from the 1890’s to mid 1900’s. Sullivan correspondence can be found archived in the manuscript division of the Library of Congress and in the Herbert Hoover Institution Archives. Hand-written correspondence by Herbert Hoover is rarely found and hand-written letters and notes tended to be spontaneous and personal. Hoover himself indicated I do not write more than one letter per annum with my own hand. Hand-written correspondence by Hoover during his years as President are even more elusive and considered exceptionally rare and practically impossible to find. Very few letters/notes of correspondence written by Hoover as President have ever been offered for sale. ACCURACY OF DESCRIPTION, CONDITION AND IMAGES: The item is described as accurately as possible along with any condition issues. The images show the quality of the item as accurately as possible although because the images were taken using a camera with flash the resulting images may show bright spots or a shine, shadows or color tone variations from flash use and reflection. Computer screens can also vary in how they show images of items so there may possibly be some tonal variation seen depending on the computer screen from which the images are viewed. Will be determined by where it will be sent. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Political\Presidential”. The seller is “norwich222″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, China, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
- President: Herbert Hoover
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: Herbert Hoover