A Map of the Baruch College Area of New York City
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Stewart sending thanks, urging General Walker to visit. ALEXANDER STEWART WEBB.
Autograph Letter Signed “Webb,”
as President of City College of New York, to General F.A. Walker. New York, N.Y. March 20, 1888. 3 pp., 8 3/8 x 13 in. With holograph map.
“As you made a drawing for me, I now endeavor to draw [for] you by the means of the map in the next sheet.”
Map shows the intersections of 23rd Street with 5th Avenue, Broadway, Lexington, Madison, and 4th Avenue, using arrows to show the path to his house, including present-day Baruch College. On “15 Lexington Avenue” letterhead.
Alexander Stuart Webb (1835-1911). During the Civil war Webb rose to the rank of Major General in the Union Army. The highlight of his military career came at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he won the Medal of Honor for playing an instrumental role in stopping Picket’s Charge. Following the war he became the President of New York City College.
Very good. Remnants of prior mounting at corners of terminal page.