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Deerfield Mass
Feb. 13. 1900.

My dear Mr Sheldon;-

After thinking more
about the matter of the street-
railway, I decided that it was
not best for me to come to
Boston. The feeling is very
high here. I think the
railroad is sure to come thro
the street. The whole business
element is on that side, and
I am not a property holder.
Were it a question of right
and wrong, I would not
have hesitated. As it is I
think it is a matter for the
citizens to fight out among
themselves. However, it is a

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This February 13, 1900 letter from George W. Holley to George Sheldon laments the fact that the trolley is certain to come through the village street of Deerfield, since "the whole business element is on that side." Mr. Holley is not a Deerfield resident and, although he is an admirer of Mr. Sheldon, argues that it is a matter for the citizens to fight out among themselves. Public opinion in opposition to that of the Railroad Corporation is a good thing in Mr. Holley's view, "for it will show the R.R. Corporation they cannot ride rough shod over us."


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Letter to George Sheldon regarding trolley

author   George W. Holley
date   Feb 13, 1900
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   9.25"
width   6.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L99.124

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