Food Administrator’s File

The British Ambassador on Special Mission ( Reading ) to the Food Administrator ( Hoover )

My Dear Mr. Hoover : I have just received a telegram from Mr. Balfour asking me to convey to you an invitation from His Majesty’s Government to be their guest during your forthcoming visit to England.

I hope that you will feel that this invitation is from the British people as much as from the British Government, and I trust that you may be able to authorize me to inform Mr. Balfour that you will be able to accept it.

Believe me [etc.]