Memorial volume, Commission for Relief in Belgium issuances, and printed matter relating to Lindon Bates, Jr., a Commission
for Relief in Belgium worker who died in the sinking of the ocean liner
Lusitania by a German submarine in 1915. Includes telegrams from Herbert Hoover.
Lindon "Rox" Bates, Jr., was a first-class passenger on the Lusitania's final crossing, bound for London to serve with Herbert Hoover's Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB). By the age of thirty-two,
Bates had already established himself in New York City as an engineer and a local politician. Bates's father, mother, and
brother also worked on the Commission's behalf.
2 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder
(1.5 Linear Feet)
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