|Creator:||Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915|
|Title:||Booker T. Washington letter to Dr. E. R. L. Gould|
|Dates:||1910 February 26|
|Quantity:||0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; housed in 1 document box with minor collections MS 1330 to MS 1334)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of a letter written on the stationery of "The Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute for the Training of Colored Young Men and Women," where Booker T. Washington addresses Dr. E. R. L. Gould of New York on 26 February 1910. Obviously in the hand of another, Washington has signed this one page appeal for funds for the Institute. He describes the financial arrangements for students' tuition and notes that "they are wholly unable to pay the cost of fifty dollars per year the cost of teaching each one."|
Booker T. Washington was an educator and reformer, first president and principal developer of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (now Tuskegee University), and the most influential spokesman for black Americans between 1895 and 1915.
Booker T. Washington letter to Dr. E. R. L. Gould. MS 1331. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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