So, as the title says, in 1940 young Fidel writes to the President requesting a ten bucks. This letter is on display in the National Archives. You can see a copy online here: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/american_originals/castro.html
My question is, Fidel wasn’t anybody until at least 15 years later. How did anyone at the archives figure out it was that Fidel Castro? How did anyone remember some kid’s letter for over a decade? Roosevelt probably got thousands of letters from kids. Do they save all of them? Was it that unusual to get a letter from Cuba? Did someone set it aside because of the audacious request for 10 dollars, thinking it was funny?
Fidel apparently took the rejection of his request pretty hard.