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29115. (document) Letter of Introduction for Charles F. Allen c.1888.

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29115. (document) Letter of Introduction for Charles F. Allen c.1888.

29115. (document) Letter of Introduction for Charles F. Allen c.1888. One page letter on stationery of the Fresno Canal and Irrigation Company, recommending Mr. Allen for a position either on the road or in the shops, noting that Mr. Allen was a thorough and competent machinist. Some years later Mr. Allen would perfect and receive patents for a number of inventions, and later would become a lighthouse keeper on the West Coast at stations including Humboldt Bay and Point Hueneme, California, serving the Lighthouse Service for thirty-eight years. For 15 years he was keeper at the big government station at Point Conception. Document is overall clean with some wear and original folds. (VG-). $28.