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Collection Reference Number GLC02114
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1870s 
Title Horace Porter to George C. Pullman with political news and innovations in trains
Date 12 June 1878
Author Porter, Horace (1837-1921)  
Recipient Pullman, George C.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written as Vice President of the Pullman Company to the President while on vacation. Mentions political news, cost-effectiveness of the elevated trains in New York, and scheduling trains to handle rush hours. Written on Pullman Palace Car Company letterhead.
Subjects Industry  Transportation  Railroad  Travel  Politics  Finance  
People Porter, Horace (1837-1921)  Pullman, George Mortimer (1831-1897)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Science, Technology, Invention; Government & Politics; Industry
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Pullman was the originator of the sleeping car enterprise.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945