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Harding, Warren G. (1865-1923) Address of W.G. Harding, Before Railway Business Association

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01968 Author/Creator: Harding, Warren G. (1865-1923) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: [circa 10 December] 1914 Pagination: 35 p. ; 17.5 x 21.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Draft of a speech in which Harding reflects on the history of the railroad and his personal connection with it. He extols its benefits and its role in developing modern life, and argues the importance of maintaining it to the United States. He does not advocate government ownership of the railroads, though. Also discusses labor in regard to the rails. Written in pencil on half-sheets, with some additions in pen. Paginated 1-24, 1A, 2-9, "Final" and "2"; p. 21 is typed and noted to be a "later substitution." Signature written in the title (in the third person).

People: Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: RailroadPresidentTransportationIndustryGovernment and CivicsInfrastructureProgressive Era

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform

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