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Webster Electric Company electric bill for R.C. Bruce

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09400.592 Author/Creator: Webster Electric Company Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph document Date: 1 December 1920 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22 x 19 cm.

People: Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898
Junkerman, Julius (fl. 1877)

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: African American HistoryElectricityFinance

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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