TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute letterhead, October 17, 1899. Letter to a gentleman who inquired of a speaking engagement. In part, “Your letter has been referred to…the Secretary of our Board of Trustees for attention. Mr Bedford has entire charge of all my Western engagements. He has no affiliation with lecture bureaus and you may feel entirely free in communicating with him.” Tape remnants to three corners, intersecting folds, one through middle initial, and a diagonal crease to left side, otherwise fine condition. R&R COA.