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Plan for Giving New York Needed Transit Facilities

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CLARKE, Samuel B(elecher). With Francis Lynde Stetson. "Plan for Giving New York Needed Transit Facilities." Offset (?) or some early reproduction process, the document dated as series of letters for 1906. 13”x 8”, bound with brass clasps at top, printed from typed originals on one side only. There's a bit of short tears and such here and there as well as a fold along the top vertical inch of the work. VG condition. No copies are located in WorldCat/OCLC. Provenance: Library of Congress (Pamphlet Collection), via a gift by “Mrs. Woodrow Wilson” in 1959. __+__ Discussion of the constitutional and other governmental concerns in funding a railroad (subway) proposal. A version of this work appeared in American Law Review, vol 42 p 692, July 1908. __+__ Clarke (1852-1929, Harvard Law 1874) was a very well-established lawyer with highly prominent partners (John C. Breckenridge and Henry L. Stimson). His correspondents were perhaps even better connected: Stetson's firm (“.represented J. P. Morgan's United States Steel Corporation; he was also Morgan's personal attorney. President Grover Cleveland was a partner in the firm between his two terms as President, and a close friend. Stetson also served as counsel for Samuel J. Tilden in the controversy over the 1876 presidential election. He was president of the New York City Bar Association from 1910-1911. “--Wikipedia.)
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