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Scope and Content This collection contains a letter from James P. Wickersham on July 17, 1881 to his wife Emerine written during a train ride to Atlanta from Pennsylvania. He wrote that the trip took 34 hours, including a 5 or 6 hour delay because of engine failure. He speaks of Atlanta as "beautiful and thrifty" compared to the city as he saw it in 1866 as it lay in ruins.
Dates: 1881, undated