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#154 - Andrew Carnegie

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ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, Skibo Castle letterhead, June 17, 1902. Letter to Alexander Crombie Humphreys. In part: “It is a great honor indeed to be thought the man to succeed President Morton & to be head of the ‘Stevens.’” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Carnegie’s reference is to Henry Morton, president of the Stevens Institute of Technology; Carnegie was a major benefactor of the institution, and between 1899 and 1903 he donated nearly $300,000 for the construction and development of an engineering laboratory; Alexander Crombie Humphreys, the recipient of this letter, succeeded Morton as president of the school within weeks of this correspondence. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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