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Cleveland, Grover (1837-1908) to William H. Riding

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00655.18 Author/Creator: Cleveland, Grover (1837-1908) Place Written: Tammarth, New Hampshire Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 September 1906 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Discusses an article Cleveland writes for the Youth Companion about what should the government do with ex-Presidents. Writes, "This subject, i think was suggested by me. I have thought of it a great deal and have gone so far as to make a start in its preparation." Asks, however, to change the topic to something about the "importance of rehabilitating and stimulating the determination of good citizenship in its broad sense, as a steadying saving agency against the wildness...that threatens the well being of our (?) nation."

People: Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908.
Riding, William H., fl. 1906

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Keywords/Subjects: President, Journalism, Children and Family, Government and Civics, Progressive Era

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