Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 41, September 1997

Before he became President of the United States of America (1929-33), Herbert (Edgar) C Hoover was a mine engineer and was once a director of the Talisman Consolidated Coy. While stationed in Melbourne he inspected the company's mine at Karangahake. [not Edgar, see correction in Journal 42: Updates on Previous Articles - E]

In March 1995, Mr Todd Miller, a relative of Mr John Cotter who resides at Karangahake, was visiting the Hoover Presidential Library in Iowa when he spotted a letter written in September 1905 from Mr H Stansfield to Mr Hoover. Mr Miller obtained a copy of the letter and forwarded it to Mr Cotter.

Mr Cotter with the letter written to Mr Hoover

Mr Cotter with the letter written to Mr Hoover. Paeroa Gazette photo.

Historical Letter - Hoover
Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 41, September 1997
Mr Cotter with the letter written to Mr Hoover
Part of the letter reproduced to show the letterhead and style of writing.

Part of the letter reproduced to show the letterhead and style of writing.

Historical Letter - Hoover
Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 41, September 1997
Part of the letter reproduced to show the letterhead and style of writ...