Horace Greeley Political Autograph Letter Signed Signed, "Horace Greeley," one page, 5" x 8". Office of The Tribune, New York, November 29, 1864. To Hon. E. Cornell, Ithaca, N.Y. In full: "It is now more than twenty years since I have spent any considerable time at Albany, so had much to do with legislative matters. I went up at the opening of the session of 1861 to try and beat Littlejohn but did not succeed. I think I tried again two years thereafter with like ill-luck. I am not sure that I shall go up this Winter. But all I know of Mr. Ford induces me to think that he would make a good Speaker, and I now think I shall give him what little influence I may have." Horace Greeley was probably the most influential newspaperman in the country. He was founder and editor of the New York Tribune, and received the Liberal Republican and Democratic nominations for President in 1872, but was badly beaten in the election. He died just 24 days later. Ezra Cornell was a major contributor to the endowment of Cornell University, named in his honor. He had earlier organized the Magnetic Telegraph Company and Western Union Telegraph Company, and had worked closely with Samuel F. B. Morse on developing insulating wire on the poles used for telegraph transmission. Irregular left edge, creased and lightly yellowed. Lightly stained at blank bottom edge. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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