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Greeley, Horace (1811-1872) to R. L. Sanderson

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00608 Author/Creator: Greeley, Horace (1811-1872) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 November 1871 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Serving as editor of the New York Tribune, Greeley offers advice to Sanderson: "...I say to all who are in want of work, Go West!" Written on New York Tribune stationery.

People: Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872.
Sanderson, R. L., fl. 1871.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Journalism, Westward Expansion, Immigration and Migration

Sub Era: Development of the West