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Series II. Letters to Ambler [series]:
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Handwritten letter dated Dec. 5, 1890 to Ambler (at Pentwater, Michigan) from John Langston of the House of Representatives. Enclosure: two newspaper clippings of unknown date or provenance on Langston. One is titled "Virginia's Colored Representative" and the other, a profile more of Langston's wife, has no heading. (4)
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Letter dated Feb. 13, 1892 to Ambler from J. Willis Menard, House of Representatives. He refers to himself as "the Congressional pioneer of my race" (although he, evidently, was not the first black congressman). (5)
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Packet postmarked Feb. 14, 1892 to Ambler from Menard which contains a signed photograph of him and a newspaper clipping about him as "the First Colored Congressman," from the Baltimore American. The date of the paper is not clear. Note that this packet contains a pencilled transcription of item number 5. Is the transcription in Ambler's hand? (6)
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Handwritten letter dated June 16, 1992 to Ambler from Edward W. Bemis, School of History and Economics at Vanderbilt. (Bemis apparently was about to become Associate Professor at the University of Chicago.) (7)
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Handwritten letter dated July 18, 1892 to Ambler from Rev. J. C. Price, founder and first president of Livingston College. He promises to send something for the autograph gallery. (8)
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Enclosure: Handwritten cover note dated Sept. 22, 1892 saying that he hopes the other enclosures are what Ambler wants. (8a)
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Enclosure: Handwritten comment on "The Southern Problem." On the same Livingstone College note-sized letterhead, but without a salutation. (8b)
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Enclosure: Same letterhead, same date. Handwritten note to a Mr. Farley of the Richmond Photograph Company, instructing him to send a photograph to Ambler. (8c)
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Enclosure: Newspaper or magazine clipping of unknown date or provenance, a brief biographical sketch of Price. (8d)