Train, George Francis, 1829-1904Alternative names
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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