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Title Henry Aspinwall Letter to Edwards Pierrepont
Author Aspinwall, Henry
Date 1864
Document Type Correspondence
Reference SC 059
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Description One letter from Aspinwall, a railroad tycoon, to Judge Edwards Pierrepont, who later served as Attorney General under President Grant. The letter proposes creation of an organisation to pay for the passage of emigrants, particularly from Ireland and Germany, to the American West.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Politics, Legislation and Governance; Onward Travel
Country (from) Germany; Ireland
Country (to) United States of America
Nationality German; Irish
People Pierrepont, Judge Edwards
Keywords railway, politics, immigration, travel, westward expansion, business
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language English
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania