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J. EDGAR HOOVER TYPED LETTER SIGNED & ARCHIVE OF FBI DIRECTOR

$250.00

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J. EDGAR HOOVER TYPED LETTER SIGNED, "J. Edgar Hoover", 1p, 8 x 10.5, Nov 8, 1933. Excellent content and collateral items all dated before the Division of Investigation became known as the FBI. In June 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the formation of a Division of Investigation composed of the Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Prohibition. Director Hoover who was the head of the Bureau of Prohibition was appointed Director of Investigations. The typed letter signed is on Division  of Investigation letterhead responding to a social welfare worker's request for a criminal case history "and his family for two generations back." Hoover writes that the Division of Investigation "has no such data. However, you will find enclosed the following bulletin and memoranda dealing with the documents mentioned, including Uniform Crime Reports, Installation of Single Fingerprint File, The Identification Unit of the Division of Investigation, International Exchange of Fingerprints , and Statistics compiled from Fingerprint Cards Receive.... Light general toning; paper clip stain at top margin of Hoover's letter, the other five, multi-page, reports included in this archive provide a nice documentation of U.S. Department of Justice criminology of the 1930's before the name FBI was used. 

$250   #11333

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