Albert Purdue correspondence, 1905-1917.


Purdue, A. H. (Albert Homer), 1861-1917. Albert Purdue correspondence, 1905-1917.

Albert Purdue correspondence, 1905-1917.

Letters and telegrams exchanged with Herbert Clark Hoover and others, regarding John Casper Branner, mining and mineral resources in Missouri, food production and conservation in U.S. during World War I.

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Purdue, A. H. (Albert Homer), 1861-1917 (person)

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