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Series III. Letters to persons other than Ambler or Chesnutt (probably obtained by Ambler under his early autograph gallery effort) [series]:
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Handwritten postal card (no year indicated, but postmarked Mar. 1) from Blanche K. Bruce to J. D. Dafree, Government Printer. Provides the latter with an address correction. (Bruce was the first black to be a Senator.) Attached is a picture of Bruce clipped from a contemporary magazine.) (9)
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Handwritten note dated July 20, 1871 (76?) from Blanche K. Bruce to the Superintendent of Documents instructing the latter to deliver a copy of the medical history of the (civil) war to a Mr. Collins. (10)
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Handwritten letter dated Nov. 7, 1883 from William Still to Karl Knotz in which Still promises to send the latter a copy of the newly revised edition of Underground Railway. (11)
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Handwritten note dated July 20, 1893 from Wallace Bruce (U. S. Consul in Edinburgh) to a Mr. and Mrs. Angus. (12)
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Handwritten letter dated Dec. 8, 1887 from J. W. Rainey, first black Congressman, to the President, recommending a Henry Noah for the position of Collector of Customs in Charleston. Evidently Rainey was ex-Congressman at the time he wrote. (13)
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Letter dated May 22, 1915 from Fenton Johnson (black poet) to Stanley K. Faye, Literary Editor of the Chicago Daily News, concerning an appraisal of one of Johnson's books. (14)
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Handwritten letter of Aug. 31, 1865 (from London) from Gerard Ralston, Consul General of Liberia to an unverifiable person. (Original returned to donor, Aug. 10, 1995.) (15)