Letters, May 5, 1941

"Ironclad Evidence"

Sirs:

May I direct your attention to the brief article in the April 7 issue of TIME, which sets forth Harold L. Ickes' genealogical troubles. . . . You say that Mr. Ickes established after a "fourway check" that there is no Ickes coat of arms. I regret of course the necessity of contradicting that statement, but find it necessary to do so in the face of conclusive evidence to the contrary, which has, perhaps, escaped the attention of the Secretary. I have written him about this slight error. For your information...

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