John Debo Galloway papers, 1920-1940.


John Debo Galloway papers, 1920-1940.

Correspondence, clippings, and miscellaneous promotional material relating to his participation in the Hoover presidential campaigns, and to his efforts to obtain gifts from various sources for the Lick Observatory.

.5 linear ft. (1 box).


SNAC Resource ID: 8336053

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