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McKinley, William (1843-1901) to Ethel re: staying with her uncle, sending autograph (traced sig.?)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04675.26 Author/Creator: McKinley, William (1843-1901) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1890s? Pagination: 1 p. 21.4 x 15 cm

Summary of Content: Written in purple ink. "I hope your music and your morals are improving."

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Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: Children and FamilyWomen's HistoryMusicMorality and EthicsHumor and SatirePresident

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