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L.L. Whitman correspondence, 1903-1911
mssHM 81903-82022  
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This collection consists of letters from L.L. Whitman and his wife to his mother R.J. Whitman, in South Paris, Maine.
Lester L. (Lester Lee) Whitman was born in 1861. He was a well-known transcontinentalist. Whitman made several cross country automobile trips in a Franklin, a Reo, and an Oldsmobile. In Pasadena, California, he owned an automobile manufacturing shop. He held several automobile records including San Francisco, California to New York City in 15 days 2 hours and 12 minutes in 1906. He also made the ascent to Mount Wilson in his 1907 Franklin and said, "Not for five hundred dollars would I make the trip again."
121 items in 3 boxes
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