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Cleveland, Grover (1837-1908) to Everett P. Wheeler re: preservation of American forests

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05318 Author/Creator: Cleveland, Grover (1837-1908) Place Written: Princeton, NJ Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1897/05/13 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content:


Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Progressive Era, Geography and Natural History, Ecology and Wildlife Preservation, President

Sub Era: The Gilded Age