loading..

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/30/1932 - HFSID 217851

GEORGE W. CARVER George W. Carver sends an autograph letter asking when a friend will be able to come. Autograph Letter Signed: "G.W. Carver," 1p, 8½x11. Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, 1932 May 30.

Sale Price $900.00

Reg. $1,600.00

Condition: See item description
PSA / JSA Authentication Guarantee
Free U.S. Shipping
Chat now or call 800-425-5379

GEORGE W. CARVER
George W. Carver sends an autograph letter asking when a friend will be able to come.
Autograph Letter Signed: "G.W. Carver," 1p, 8½x11. Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, 1932 May 30. On stationery of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute for the Training of Colored Young Men and Women, as Director of the Research and Experiment Station, to Tuskegee student Ford Davis. In full: "Looked for you, with pleasant anticipation, all afternoon yesterday. Hope you are not ill. When can you come?" George Washington Carver (circa 1860-1943) had received a degree in Agricultural Science in 1894 from Iowa State Agricultural College. He was appointed the Director of Agricultural Research at Tuskegee Institute by its founder, Booker T. Washington, in 1896, the year Carver earned his master's degree from Iowa. Serving at Tuskegee for the next 47 years, Carver developed over 300 uses for peanut by-products and 100 product uses for sweet potatoes and soybeans. Beginning in mid-1930, Carver began offering his expertise to Grady Porter, a researcher with the Tom Huston Company, a peanut processing plant in Columbus, Georgia. Porter was experimenting with planting Virginia-type peanuts in Georgia, Alabama and Florida, and, after the experimental crops failed, Carver diagnosed plant diseases that were ruining more than 20 percent of the crop. He detailed his findings in "Some Peanut Diseases", which was published by Porter and his fellow researcher, Bob Barry, in February 1931. After Porter and Barry sent 5,000 copies of Carver's report to peanut farmers, shelling plants and agencies, including the United States Department of Agriculture, the USDA recognized Carver as a "gifted naturalist", and beginning in 1935, Carver collaborated on the agency's Plant Disease Survey. Amazingly, the Tom Huston Company, which shared Carver's genuine concern for Southern farmers, had been the only company of its kind to take advantage of Carver's scientific advice. In addition to his research, Carver frequently corresponded with "his boys", students who showed particular promise while at Tuskegee and young men, who attended various schools throughout the country (most had met Carver at a lecture). Carver's correspondence provided these students with support and encouragement in their studies and goals. Two file holes at top center. Browned at edges, foxing, vertical fold through the "C" in Carver.

This website image may contain our company watermark. The actual item does not contain this watermark

See more listings from these signers
Make an offer today and get a quick response
Check your account for the status.

Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.

If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.

 

World-Wide Shipping

Fast FedEx and USPS shipping

Authenticity Guaranteed

COA with every purchase

Questions Answered 24/7

Contact us day or night

Submit Offers

Get a quick response