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GEORGE M. PULLMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/05/1888 - HFSID 73797

The railcar engineer writes to the Union Pacific Railroad Co. about his emigrant sleeper business cars and his, at the time, unbuilt vestibule car. He then says he would love to meet one of the company's representatives while he is in Chicago. Extremely rare!

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GEORGE M. PULLMAN
The railcar engineer writes to the Union Pacific Railroad Co. about his emigrant sleeper business cars and his, at the time, unbuilt vestibule car. He then says he would love to meet one of the company's representatives while he is in Chicago. Extremely rare!
Typed Letter Signed: "Geo M Pullman" as President of Pullman's Palace Car Company, 1p, 7¾x10½. Chicago, 1888 October 5. To C. S. Mellen, Esq., Gen. Purchasing Agent Union Pac[ific]. R[ailwa]y. Co., Omaha, Nebraska. In part: "Your President, Mr. Adams, wires me under date of the 4th inst. that you would be ready at any time to take up the question of the emigrant sleeper business, as (sic) also the proposed special vestibule train. I expect to go East one week from today, and would be glad to meet you any day between this and that date; and write to know if it is your intention to visit Chicago soon." American engineer GEORGE M. PULLMAN (1831-1897) made American travel easier when he designed the Pullman Sleeping Car, which was marketed as a luxurious means of travel. Besides the sleeping car bearing his name, Pullman devised cars to suit what he thought were necessary needs for travel, including dining and kitchen cars, tailor cars, ticket collecting cars and vestibule cars which converted an entire train into a single car. After the success of his railroad cars, Pullman created the company town of Pullman, which he he believed was a safe and happy environment for his workers. CHARLES F. ADAMS, the grandson of John Quincy Adams, was President of the Union Pacific Railway Co. from 1884 until 1890, when railroad tycoon Jay Gould forced him out. Vertical fold just touches the "M" and bottom of the "Pu" in signature. Multiple folds. Lightly creased. Signature and text faint, but completely legible. Toned. Light surface creases. Corners slightly worn and creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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