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    Booker T. Washington Letter Fundraising for His Tuskegee Institute Typed Letter Signed, accomplished in purple carbon typescript but signed in ink, 1 page, 8" by 11", on the letterhead of "the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute... For the Training of Colored Young Men and Women" but headed Fifth Avenue Bank, New York, N.Y., no date. To James D. Perkins in New York. As founder of the Tuskegee Institute, the African-American leader sets out to raise money, up north, for his groundbreaking school that in time, would become Tuskegge University. "I am spending some days in the city for the purpose of securing help for the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial institute... We are in need, just now, of money for current expenses and the increasing of our endowment fund. I shall be glad of any help which you can see your way clear to give... Anything sent to the above address will reach me." From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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