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Letters to Ira C. Chace and Editor, Lincoln Nebraska Journal [manuscript] 1864 February 6 and 1901 October 9.

Train, George Francis
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Variant Title
George Francis Train letters
Related Title
Lincoln journal (Lincoln, Neb.)
Summary
1864 letter refers to the election of the next president of the United States, mentions a new motto, and also claims that the country will be called America and not the United States.
1901 letter (actually notes) concerns newspaper article, pasted onto letter, from the Lincoln Nebraska Journal questioning Train's sanity. Article deals with whether to rename the Train School based on the "plea that Train has been crazy for years." Train's notes seem to be a request that the Omaha Board of Education retain the name.
Description
2 items.
Cite as
George Francis Train Letters, 1864, 1901, in the Clifton Waller Barrett Library, Accession #13122, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Notes
Forms part of the Clifton Waller Barrett Library.
Biographical Note
George Francis Train, b. Boston, orphaned, raised and educated by his grandmother, worked for a relative, Enoch Train, in the shipping business; claimed to have ordered the famous ship, the Flying Cloud; went to England in 1850, thence to Australia and around the world, returning to the United States in 1856; authored several books and many pamphlets, also worked on railroads, as writer, activist, and politico; involved in numerous adventures and eventually several marginal escapades; ultimately considered something of a crank.
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    a| 1901 letter (actually notes) concerns newspaper article, pasted onto letter, from the Lincoln Nebraska Journal questioning Train's sanity. Article deals with whether to rename the Train School based on the "plea that Train has been crazy for years." Train's notes seem to be a request that the Omaha Board of Education retain the name.
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