Scrapbook Compiled by a Lawyer Who Served as F.B.I. Agent in the Early 1940s [Scrapbook]. [Whitticar, Ralph M.]. [Scrapbook Compiled by FBI Agent and Lawyer Ralph M Whitticar]. Richmond and Fredericksburg, VA, 1941-1947, 1982-1983.  pp. Folio (14-1/2" x 11-1/2"). Padded imitation calf with ties, large hearth scene stamped to front cover below "Scrapbook." Light wear to extremities, front board detached, rear board partially detached, first leaf detached and moderately edgeworn, some edgewear and minor tears to several following leaves. Photographs, newspaper clippings, letters and documents affixed (with glue or cellotape) to rectos of 33 pages, three newspaper clippings from 1982 and 1983 laid in at rear of book. Most of these items have brief annotations. $1,500. * Ralph Whitticar was a lawyer from Columbus Ohio who joined the F.B.I. as a special agent in 1941. He served in Washington, DC and Virginia until he resigned in 1944 to take a position with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Remaining in Virginia, he returned to legal practice in 1946. This scrapbook, which is devoted to Whitticar's career, is devoted mostly to his years in the F.B.I., which were clearly a high point in his life. He was involved in several cases in Washington, DC, Virginia and Kentucky. Several pages, most with photographs taken, we presume, by Whitticar or other agents, are devoted to his role in the capture of legendary bootlegger, robber and murderer Kinnie Wagner. There are also four letters to Whitticar from J. Edgar Hoover, one of them a letter of commendation.
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