GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/31/1930 - HFSID 176351
Sale Price $1,487.50
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER
George Washington Carver sends an autograph letter discussing his latest experiment.
Autograph Letter Signed: "G.W. Carver" as Director of the Research and Experiment Station at Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, 2p, 8½x11 front and verso. Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, 1930 December 31. To Grady Porter of the Tom Huston Peanut Co., in Columbia, Georgia. In part: "I have just finished polishing a small piece from the stalagmite with the numbers cut on it...I have begun cutting the small piece from Fla. I believe it is going to be pretty also. This is the richest bunch you have brought in...What a different world we would have if we all had your vision and broad humanitarian sympathies. If we would all strive, and go a little out of our way to put people to work and keep them at work there would be no more such financial panics as we are now passing through. Greed and selfishness is ruinous to great universal progress...P.S. Please remind me to show you some choice stone I collected in Virginia". GRADY PORTERwas a researcher with the Tom Huston 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 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. On verso, pencil note to "Grady" from "Bob" referring to this letter. Folds, vertical fold touches "v" in Carver. Fine condition.
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