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Description: In this typed letter signed Baruch states in part: “This is to… say that I gave up the experiment in rice more than 20 years ago. But that was only after I had spent a considerable sum of money in an endeavor to rebuild the rice fields. There is a very interesting book by Galbraith Welch, called “Prelude to North Africa” which has a lot of information regarding the negro race and it is quite worth while reading.”

Typed on a 9 3/4″ x 7 3/4″ sheet of stationery imprinted: “Bernard M. Baruch 597 Madison Avenue New York 22, N. Y.” Item #A01475

Bernard Mannes Baruch (1870-1965), a major American financier, was an advisor to Woodrow Wilson, as well as, Franklin Roosevelt. He owned Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown District, SC. In the 19th c. this area was noted for rice production, especially with the assistance of slaves.

Condition: Mounting tape remnants at upper recto corners, mailing folds, otherwise very good. Comes with transmittal envelope.