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Carnegie, Andrew (1835-1919) to Heram Hitchcock

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02896 Author/Creator: Carnegie, Andrew (1835-1919) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 January 1889 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: States that they must begin at once for Carnegie Hall to be ready by next winter. Remarks that the location of the hall should not be below 56th Street. Discusses other financial and real estate arrangements for building Carnegie Hall. Written on 5 West Fifty-first Street, New York, stationery.

People: Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919.
Hitchcock, Hiram, 1832-1900.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and Film, Building Construction, Finance, Land Transaction

Sub Era: The Gilded Age