Herbert and Lou Hoover – Librarians?

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January 10, 2016 by Lorene

The Hoovers lived in  London while Herbert was working for a mining company. One of his assignements was to catalog and standardize international mining laws. Lou, who had learned Mandarin while they lived in China, translated the laws for him.

When we wrote his first book, The Principles of Mining, she helped him organize it. Together, they translated a famous book about mining written in the 1500s. They paid for it to be printed and gave most of their copies away to schools and students.


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