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Taft, William H. (1857-1930) to Nellie Taft re: President McKinley, nomination, politics and campaigning

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05585.03 Author/Creator: Taft, William H. (1857-1930) Place Written: Cincinnati, [OH] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1899/09/21 Pagination: 6 p. 23.3 x 15 cm

Summary of Content: Mentions that President McKinley believes he has friends in Cincinnati. One person who he assumed was his friend would prefer to nominate someone else. Mentions that his walks on Syracuse Hill are for medical purposes.

People: Taft, William H. (William Howard)., 1857-1930

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: PresidentElectionPoliticsFriendshipHealth and Medical

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