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Preble, George Henry (1816-1885) to H. W. Bryant

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03479.51 Author/Creator: Preble, George Henry (1816-1885) Place Written: Brookline, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 January 1885 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written by retired Rear Admiral Preble to Bryant. Apologizes for not realizing he was a member of the Gorgas Society. Says he never received notification of his election or a certificate of membership. Asks to be sent information.


Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Military History, Navy, Fraternal Organization

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