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Letter from Robert Todd Lincoln to William H.H. Miller,

Other Title:
Robert Todd Lincoln correspondence, 1899 May 22.
Lincoln, Robert Todd,
Other Authors:
Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926, signer.
Item ID:
Chicago, Illinois : Robert T. Lincoln, 1899.
Call Number:
PN6131 .L56 1899 MAY 22
Physical Description:
1 folded sheet ([4] pages) ; 20 cm
Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926 -- Correspondence.
Miller, William H. H. (William Henry Harrison), 1840-1917 -- Correspondence.
Pullman's Palace Car Company -- Employees.
Title supplied by cataloger.; CLICK ON WEB ADDRESS TO REACH THIS DOCUMENT.; Typewritten letter on "The Pullman Palace Car Company, Office of the President, Chicago" letterhead, addressed to "Hon. W.H.H. Miller, Union Trust Building, Indianapolis, Ind." and dated "May 22, 1899" and signed by "Robert T. Lincoln." Lincoln responds to Miller's letter of recommendation for Ambrose Hamlin for appointment as a conductor for Pullman. He details the practice for hiring conductors and states that they have asked Hamlin to present a formal application. Typed letter signed (TLS).; The eldest surviving son of Abraham Lincoln, Robert "Bob" Todd Lincoln was licensed as an attorney in Chicago on February 22, 1867. He was certified to practice law four days later on February 26, 1867. In 1877 he turned down President Rutherford B. Hayes' offer to appoint him Assistant Secretary of State, but later accepted an appointment as President James Garfield's Secretary of War, serving from 1881 to 1885 under Presidents Garfield and Chester A. Arthur. Lincoln served as the U.S. minister to the United Kingdom from 1889 to 1893 under President Benjamin Harrison. After serving as minister, Lincoln returned to private business as a lawyer. After having served as counsel to the Pullman Palace Car Company, in 1897 he succeeded George Pullman as the company's president, and he remained affiliated with the company as president or chairman of the board until his death.; William Henry Harrison Miller (1840-1917) was an American lawyer and Attorney General of the United States in Benjamin Harrison's administration. He studied law in the office of future U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite and was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1865. He started a law practice in Peru, Indiana, and also held the office of county school examiner. In 1866 he moved his law practice to Fort Wayne, Indiana. He remained there until 1874, when he moved to Indianapolis and became the law partner of General Benjamin Harrison.
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Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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