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Lindon Bates, Jr. collection
2016C4  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
2 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder (1.5 Linear Feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.