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L.L. Whitman correspondence, 1903-1911
mssHM 81903-82022  
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Description
This collection consists of letters from L.L. Whitman and his wife to his mother R.J. Whitman, in South Paris, Maine.
Background
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."
Extent
121 items in 3 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site.