Autograph letter by R. Avraham Yitzchak Kook, dated 1923, on personal letterhead. Written to David Tidhar of the Jerusalem Police force requesting a police escort to accompany R. Kook on his walk to the Bais Yaakov Shul (popularly known as the Churvah Shul) on Shabbos Ha’Godol and on the first day of Pesach.
David Tidhar (1897–1970) was a Jewish-Israeli police officer. He also authored the monumental Encyclopedia of the Pioneers of the Yishuv. He served in the Palestine Police Force in Jerusalem and was a close confidante of Rav Kook. In 1926 he left the force and established his own private investigation office in Tel Aviv. His personality was popularized by author Shlomo Ben-Yisrael, who founded The Detective Library in 1930, a series of chapbooks which featured The Adventures of David Tidhar: The First Hebrew Detective.
13.8 by 19.4 cm. Pasted onto backing; fair condition. Corner of letterhead missing, not affecting text of letter. Some foxing.