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#215 - Andrew Carnegie

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“I am a rich-poor-man for the present”
Description                           Estimate: $400+          

TLS, one page, 7.75 x 10.25, Buckhurst letterhead, June 14, 1895. Letter to Franklin Carter, the president of Williams College. In part: “These are hard times, indeed, and I have had all I could do meeting payments promised long ago in better times, but we have the silver craze to contend with, and let us not be too sanguine. I am a rich-poor-man for the present, but do let me go partners with you in that note. Sign the note for the ‘nearly $2000,’ and write me the exact amount.” Carnegie makes a a couple handwritten corrections to the letter. In very good condition, with old mounting remnants on the reverse, blocks of toning from prior display (could be matted out), and the type a bit faded but entirely legible. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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