Description: In this two-page autograph letter signed, Blaine writes from Cluny Castle, Kingussie, N.B. [North Britain] to a B. F. Jones, Esq. with a reference for his cousin's son, John Ewing. He is trying "to secure a position on the South Penn RR."
Benjamin Jones of Jones & Laughlin's Ltd. was a large initial investor in the Railroad.
James Blaine (1830-1893) had a long political career, serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, was U.S. Secretary of State under two different presidents and ran unsuccessfully for the presidency in 1884.
Written on a folded 6" x 8" sheet of imprinted stationery. Item #A00764.
Condition: Fold lines, otherwise very good.