Lot 1638

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(1895 - 1972) Controversial Director of the F.B.I. who built the organization into the world's finest investigative agency. T.L.S., 1p. 4to., Washington, D.C., Jan. 24, 1962, to Mr. George E. Deming. Hoover thanks his correspondent for his kind remarks on an address Hoover made on receiving an award, and states that he cannot further assist him: "...the FBI being an investigative agency of the Federal Government neither makes evaluations nor draws conclusions as to the character or integrity of an organization, individual or publication..." The subject of this cryptic statement is not made clear. Hoover signs at the conclusion in blue ink. Shows original mailing folds, else very good. Also present is a printed document, 8pp. 4to., the text of the above-mentioned address given by Hoover on Dec. 7, 1961, entitled "The Faith to be Free", as well as five contemporary issues of the conservative newsletter "Human Events", with other related ephemera.

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August 1, 2018 10:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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