MAJOR GENERAL OLIVER O. HOWARD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/24/1905 - HFSID 154766
OLIVER O. HOWARD Oliver O. Howard sends a typed letter asking for a donation to the Lincoln Memorial University. Typed Letter Signed: "O.O. Howard," 1p, 8½x11. Burlington, Vermont, 1905 February 24. As President of Lincoln Memorial University at Cumberland Gap Tennessee.
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OLIVER O. HOWARD
Oliver O. Howard sends a typed letter asking for a donation to the Lincoln Memorial University.
Typed Letter Signed: "O.O. Howard," 1p, 8½x11. Burlington, Vermont, 1905 February 24. As President of Lincoln Memorial University at Cumberland Gap Tennessee. To Addison Allen, New York. In full: "I am just making a strong effort to enlarge our endowment. Meanwhile, we will need contributions to our Lincoln Memorial University, and if you can help us by any amount, small or great for this academic year, it will make my heart glad. I enclose a copy of Dr. Stooksbury's letter setting forth some of our present needs. Permit me to subscribe myself with much esteem." Usual folds not near signature. Fine condition. Included original typed mailing envelope 6½x3½, postmarked Burlington, Vermont, 1905 February 25. Lightly worn. Fine condition. Oliver O. Howard, the commander of the Army of the Tennessee in Sherman's march to the sea, lost his right arm at Fair Oaks and fought at Gettysburg. After the war, he directed the Freedman's Bureau, where he strongly advocated land and votes for former slaves. In 1867, he founded and served as first President of Howard University (1869-1874). He negotiated a peace agreement with Cochise's Chiricahua Apaches (1872) for President Grant. From 1881-1882, Brigadier General Howard was Superintendent at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Two items.
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