Auction 100

Lot 206:

J. EDGAR HOOVER

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Start price: $50

Estimated price: $100 - $200

VAT: On commission only

(1895 – 1972) First Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. Instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972 at the age of 77. Typed letter signed on official FBI letterhead, Washington, October 1957, 1 page, 8.5 x 7.5 in., to Mort F. Irwin, Wakefield High School, Arlington, VA. in part: ‘I am indeed appreciative of your kindness in inviting me to take part in the Annual Awards Banquet…I deeply regret that a prior commitment precludes my having this pleasure.’ Matted with an image of Hoover to 16 x 12 inches. Usual letter folds, fine.

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