Papers, 1881-1913.


Blankenburg, Rudolph, 1843-1918. Papers, 1881-1913.

Papers, 1881-1913.

Correspondence concerning Philadelphia politics, including statements concerning graft in the City Treasurer's Office, 1881, as well as material on high speed transit ant the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company, the sending of the Liberty Bell to San Diego,1915, and other items showing interest in good government for the city. Correspondents include: Wayne MacVeagh, Edward T. Stotesbury, and Morris L. Cooke. Some miscellaneous pamphlets and clippings.

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Blankenburg, Rudolph, 1843-1918 (person)

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