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    Railroad Executive George Jay Gould Autograph Letter Signed "George J Gould". Two pages, 5" x 6.5", "On Board Atalanta" foldover lettersheet, September 1, 1896, to L Maddocks. Sending regrets for an invitation, Gould writes, in part: " take a drive with your committee over your beautiful town...I could not very well leave the ship. I hope sometime to have the pleasure of being at Boothbay and enjoying the beautiful scenery of your harbor..." The Atalanta was Gould's steam yacht and Boothbay Harbor is in Maine. Gould, the son of financier Jay Gould, was a railroad executive heading both the Denver and Rio Grande Western and the Western Pacific Railroads. Fine condition, one fold; dark, legible writing. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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