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GOVERNOR SHELBY M. CULLOM - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 11/03/1891 - HFSID 34348

A letter of introduction from an associate, introducing Mrs. Judd, whose late husband intimately knew President Lincoln. Cullom would later become the chairman of the Lincoln Memorial Commission Manuscript Letter Signed: "S.M. Cullom", 2p, 5x7. U.S. Senate Chamber, Washington, D.C.

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SHELBY M. CULLOM
A letter of introduction from an associate, introducing Mrs. Judd, whose late husband intimately knew President Lincoln. Cullom would later become the chairman of the Lincoln Memorial Commission
Manuscript Letter Signed: "S.M. Cullom", 2p, 5x7. U.S. Senate Chamber, Washington, D.C., 1891 November 3. To Hon. Whitelaw Reid, U.S. Minister, Paris. Letter of introduction for "Mrs. Norman B. Judd who is now visiting in Russia with a sister, a baroness of that country, and who expects to spend the winter in southern Europe and the spring in Paris, perhaps. Mrs. Judd's late husband, Hon. Norman H. Judd, was our minister in Berlin under Mr. Lincoln, many years ago. He was a very intimate friend of Mr. Lincoln, as he was also of myself up to the time of his death...." In 1892, WHITELAW REID became the Republican candidate for Vice President with President Harrison who was seeking reelection; they lost. SHELBY M. CULLOM (1829-1914) was Governor of Illinois (1877-1883) and U.S. Senator (1883-1913). Previously a teacher, Cullom became influenced to join politics by his father, and moved to Springfield, Illinois to study law to further his political career. After serving as Governor and Senator of Illinois, Cullom was elected chairman and resident commissioner of the Lincoln Memorial Commission. He also was a member of the commission appointed to prepare a system of laws for the Hawaiian Islands. Erased pencil notes at upper margin first page. Toned. Corners slightly worn. Normal mailing fold. Slight surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.

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