GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/22/1932 - HFSID 176362
Sale Price $1,487.50
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER
George Washington Carver sends an autograph letter including a recipe.
Autograph Letter Signed: "G.W. Carver", 1p, 8½x11. Tuskegee, Alabama, 1932 August 22. On letterhead of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute to Mr. [Grady] Porter.In full: "Here is a recipe you and Mrs. Porter will like. Any kind of meat can be used, a small onion ground up with the meat improves its flavor for most people. It was certainly fine to have you and Mr. Barry over here the other day. Sorry I had so many here at that time. I am selfish enough to want no interruptions when you and Mr Barry come over. Don't forget to try out the gravy." Carver, who joined the staff at Tuskegee in 1896 at the invitation of founder Booker T. Washington, developed over 300 derivative products from peanuts and 188 from sweet potatoes. GRADY PORTER was a researcher with the Tom Houston Company, a peanut processing plant in Columbus, Georgia. Beginning in mid-1930, Carver began offering his expertise to Porter, who was experimenting with planting Virginia-type peanuts in Georgia, Alabama and Florida. After the experimental crops failed, Carver diagnosed plant diseases that were ruining over 20 percent of the crop. He detailed his findings in "Some Peanut Diseases", which was published by Porter and his fellow researcherBOB BARRY in February 1931. Lightly creased. Folds, vertical fold touches the first "r" in Carver. Lightly shaded at upper margin and on verso. Fine condition.
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