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    Typed Letter Signed by Booker T. Washington. One page, 4to, on Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute letterhead, Tuskegee, Alabama, February 5, 1901. Educator, author, and African-American leader Booker T. Washington founded the National Business League in 1900, and the following year published his autobiography Up From Slavery. His celebrity caused the editor of Success magazine to request that he contribute an article, but as noted in this letter, his schedule will not allow it. In part: "I regret very much to have to advise that the great number of matters which I have on hand and which are pressing for attention absolutely prohibit my taking on anything additional just now." Ink transfer due to folding; else fine.

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