Lot 73: Rare early ALS signed "H. C. Hoover," one page, 5 x 8.25, March 31, 1909. Letter to Bewick, Moreing & Co. In part: "With regard to the Oroya Leonosa and Oroya Exploration Company directorships I would be obliged if you could see your way to approve my accepting directorships on these companies." In fine condition, with scattered creases and soiling. Shortly after graduating from Stanford with a degree in geology, Hoover began to work for Bewick, Moreing & Co., a London-based gold mining company, who dispatched him to the gold fields of Western Australia in 1897. He quickly advanced through the company's ranks and worked all over the globe; by the time he wrote this letter Hoover was setting out on his own as an independent mining consultant, a career which ultimately made him very wealthy. Handwritten letters from this period are quite scarce, with this boasting excellent content related to his career.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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