Train, George Francis, 1829-1904

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American entrepreneurial businessman, independent presidential candidate, and noted eccentric.

From the description of George Francis Train letter to C.L. Greave[?] [manuscript], 1901[?] October 23. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 781412191

Born in Boston was a merchant, promoter, author, and eccentric. Ran for president in 1869, traveled around the world in eighty days in 1870 and was jailed on obscenity while defending Victoria Woodhull.

From the description of Letter, June 26, 1866. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55941357

Boston merchant, shipowner, and champion of eccentric causes.

From the description of Letters, 1848-1903. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233117349

George Francis Train, b. Boston, orphaned, raised and educated by his grandmother, worked for a relative, Enoch Train, in the shipping business; claimed to have ordered the famous ship, the Flying Cloud; went to England in 1850, thence to Australia and around the world, returning to the United States in 1856; authored several books and many pamphlets, also worked on railroads, as writer, activist, and politico; involved in numerous adventures and eventually several marginal escapades; ultimately considered something of a crank.

From the description of Letters to Ira C. Chace and Editor, Lincoln Nebraska Journal, 1864 February 6 and 1901 October 9. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 56791412

George Train was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He was sent to Melbourne to establish a subsidiary of his family's Boston shipping business Caldwell, Train & Co. He died in New York in 1904.

From the description of Autograph, 1975, August 26 [manuscript]. 1975, August 26. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 278178132

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referencedIn Riley, William Harrison, 1835-1907. William Harrison Riley papers, 1844-1899 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Train, George Francis, 1829-1904. Letters to Ira C. Chace and Editor, Lincoln Nebraska Journal, 1864 February 6 and 1901 October 9. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Train, George Francis, 1829-1904. George Francis Train letter to C.L. Greave[?] [manuscript], 1901[?] October 23. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Heron, Matilda, 1830-1877,. Autograph letters signed from Matilda Heron to various people [manuscript], 1862-1877. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn National Woman's Association. Broadside, 1867. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Train, George Francis, 1829-1904. Letter, June 26, 1866. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Colby, Clara Bewick, 1846-1916. Papers, 1821-1985. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Fowler and Wells families papers, 1807-1968, 1836-1901(bulk) Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
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referencedIn Fowler family. Fowler and Wells families papers, 1807-1968, 1836-1901(bulk). Cornell University Library
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creatorOf Train, George Francis, 1829-1904. Letters, 1848-1903. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Eaton, Ellen Dwight, 1832-. Papers, 1857-1868 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Riley, William Harrison, 1835-1907. William Harrison Riley papers, 1844-1899 (inclusive). Yale University Library
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Birth 1829-03-24

Death 1904-01-05

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