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GARVEY, Marcus (1887-1940). Typed letter signed ("Marcus Garvey"), as President-General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, to Major Thomas Harvey. St. Andrew, Jamaica, 26 March 1931. 

1 page, 8vo, on Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities' League letterhead, creases, light toning.

A brief note thanking Thomas W. Harvey (1893-1978) for a letter received with further direction for future papers. Written while Garvey lived in Jamaica after his imprisonment and subsequent deportation from the United States. Thomas Harvey joined the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League in 1919 and Garvey taught him philosophy. He became a confidant of Garvey and served in many offices within the UNIA including the commissioner of the State of New York and High Chancellor of the Parent Body. In 1956, he was elected the President-General of the UNIA and would serve until his death. 

Provenance:Property from the Collection of Eric Majette Jr.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000
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