“AS A MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL NEGRO BUSINESS LEAGUE…HAVE YOU ANY SUGGESTIONS TO MAKE?”
WASHINGTON, BOOKER T. (1856-1915) African American educator. Typed Letter Signed, “Booker T. Washington,” on The Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute / for the Training of Colored // Young Men and Women letterhead. One page, quarto. “December 20, 1905”. Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. Headed ‘Personal’. Very fine condition. Washington writes to: “Mr. T.W. Jones, Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago Ill.”:
“My dear Mr. Jones. As a member of the Executive Committee of the National Negro Business League, I am writing to say that a friend has agreed to give $2,000 annually for three years for the purpose of promoting and extending the interests of the Business League. Have you any suggestions to make in regard to the use of the money? I am very anxious that we get down to practical plans by January 1st. I think it just as well that nothing be said about this in the press at present. Very truly yours, Booker T. Washington”.