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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885) to Michael Cramer re: his round-the-world trip

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03595 Author/Creator: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885) Place Written: Rangoon, Burma Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 March 1879 Pagination: 4 p.

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Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: Union GeneralPresidentAsiaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyTravelGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The Gilded Age

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