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GEORGE VON L. MEYER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/23 - HFSID 291670

The Secretary of the Navy inquires about a stock transaction. Autograph Letter signed: "GvL Meyer" as Secretary of the Navy, 1 page, 5¾x7¾. Scott Circle, Washington, D.C., 1913 February 23. Pencil note (unknown hand) in upper right corner.

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GEORGE von LENGERKE MEYER
The Secretary of the Navy inquires about a stock transaction.
Autograph Letter signed: "GvL Meyer" as Secretary of the Navy, 1 page, 5¾x7¾. Scott Circle, Washington, D.C., 1913 February 23. Pencil note (unknown hand) in upper right corner.On personal letterhead to "Messers Jackson & Curtis. In full: "Will you let me know when the Stock of the Ludlow [?]Class is payable? I purchased 200 rights through you. Yours truly". George von Lengerke Meyer (1858-1918) was US Ambassador to Italy (1900-1905) and Russia (1905-1907). President Roosevelt used the blue blooded von Meyer for personal messages to Kaiser Wilhelm II and Tsar Nicholas II. He was Postmaster General (1907-1909) and Secretary of the Navy (1909-1913). Returning to civilian life, he was active in the National Security League and the Naval League, critical of what he deemed President Wilson's inadequate naval preparedness. Multiple mailing folds. Pencil notes (unknown hand) not effecting signature. Lightly toned and creased. Stain at lower edge. Otherwise, fine condition.

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