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Buchanan, James (1791-1868) to William Milnor Roberts

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00541 Author/Creator: Buchanan, James (1791-1868) Place Written: Lancaster, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 August 1837 Pagination: 1 p. ; 32.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Serving as Pennsylvania Senator, Buchanan apologizes to noted civil engineer Roberts for being unable to attend the opening of the first division of the Cumberland Valley Rail Road.

Background Information:

People: Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Roberts, William Milnor, 1810-1881

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: RailroadWestward ExpansionTransportationPresident

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