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Collection Reference Number GLC05797
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1890s 
Title Benjamin Harrison to Murat Halstead, concerning his recent trip to New York and Brooklyn
Date 17 May 1894
Author Harrison, Benjamin (1833-1901)  
Recipient Halstead, Murat  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Amusing personal letter written on mourning stationery, concerning his recent trip to New York and Brooklyn. He writes that since he has been free of work for the last year, he can be considerably more genial. "Few of the newspaper writers seem to get on to the fact that a poor ass, that is carrying three loads, cannot be expected to be as frisky as a ... colt."
Subjects President  Humor and Satire  Journalism  
Place written Indianapolis
Theme The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945