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Overview of the Lindon Bates, Jr. collection
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Description
Memorial volume, Commission for Relief in Belgium issuances, and printed matter, relating to Lindon Bates, Jr., Commission for Relief in Belgium worker, who died in the sinking of the ocean liner Lusitania by a German submarine in 1915. Includes telegrams by Herbert Hoover.
Background
Lindon “Rox” Bates, Jr., was a first-class passenger on the Lusitania’s final crossing. By the age of thirty-two, Bates had already established himself in New York City as an engineer and a local politician, Bates was bound for London to serve with Herbert Hoover's Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB). Bates’s father, mother, and brother also worked on the commission’s behalf.
Extent
2 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 4 oversize folders (1.5 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research.