Columbus, Ohio. June 3, 1892. 1p. Single horizontal fold. Minor soiling and faint offsetting. Very good. Item #WRCAM43510
Typed letter, signed by William McKinley as Governor of Ohio, requesting that officials abroad assist Professor Charles B. Martin in gaining access to museums and libraries during his travels. Martin was a faculty member of the Classical Studies department at Oberlin College. McKinley writes: "To the Diplomatic and Consular Officials of the United States abroad, and; To whom it may concern: The bearer, Prof. Charles B. Martin, is a member of the faculty of Oberlin College, one of the largest institutions of learning in this country. He goes abroad for a year of study and travel. Prof. Martin is a man of great learning and high attainments. I will be personally very much obliged if you will render him all necessary assistance in obtaining free access to libraries, museums and such other places of interest as he may desire to visit." McKinley was Governor of Ohio from 1892 to 1896, immediately preceding his term as President.