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  1. Packer, Asa, 1805-1879.
    [Document] 1849 October 25, draft for $5000 [to] Joseph Trotter / Asa Packer.
    Packer's signature appears at the bottom of a draft for $5000 dollars to be paid to Mr. Trotter from an account at the Easton Bank in Easton, Pennsylvania. Asa Packer was a captain of industry who built the Lehigh Valley Railroad and controlled a coal-mining empire in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania. He also founded Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA in 1865. Born from humble beginnings, Packer became the third-wealthiest man in the United States, beginning his career in the canal industry and then branching out to railroads. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State legislature and a served two terms in Congress; he vied unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for the Presidency as well as for the governorship of Pennsylvania. He died in 1879 after a fall in his Philadelphia office.
  2. Packer, Asa, 1805-1879.
    [Railroad pass] 1877 August 20 [to] Robert Rathburn[?], from Mauch Chunk to Bethlehem and return / Asa Packer.
    Asa Packer was a captain of industry who built the Lehigh Valley Railroad and controlled a coal-mining empire in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania. He also founded Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA in 1865. Born from humble beginnings, Packer became the third-wealthiest man in the United States, beginning his career in the canal industry and then branching out to railroads. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State legislature and a served two terms in Congress; he vied unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for the Presidency as well as for the governorship of Pennsylvania. He died in 1879 after a fall in his Philadelphia office.
  3. Packer, Asa, 1805-1879.
    [Railroad pass] 1863 / Asa Packer.
    Asa Packer was a captain of industry who built the Lehigh Valley Railroad and controlled a coal-mining empire in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania. He also founded Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA in 1865. Born from humble beginnings, Packer became the third-wealthiest man in the United States, beginning his career in the canal industry and then branching out to railroads. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State legislature and a served two terms in Congress; he vied unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for the Presidency as well as for the governorship of Pennsylvania. He died in 1879 after a fall in his Philadelphia office.
  4. Packer, Asa, 1805-1879.
    [Document] 1846 April 15, check for $2500 to Robarts & Walton / Asa Packer.
    Packer endorses a check promising to pay $2500 within four months of April 15, 1846. Asa Packer was a captain of industry who built the Lehigh Valley Railroad and controlled a coal-mining empire in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania. He also founded Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA in 1865. Born from humble beginnings, Packer became the third-wealthiest man in the United States, beginning his career in the canal industry and then branching out to railroads. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State legislature and a served two terms in Congress; he vied unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for the Presidency as well as for the governorship of Pennsylvania. He died in 1879 after a fall in his Philadelphia office.
  5. Packer, Asa, 1805-1879.
    [Letter] 1865 July 23, Aix la Chapelle [to] R.H. Sayre, Bethlehem, Pa. / Asa Packer.
    Packer asks after Rob's father's health, abjuring, "God's will be done!" and requests that Rob tell him that a day does not pass that Packer does not think of him and pray for him. Packer notes that his own health continues to improve, and he urges Rob not to worry about the state of the business, telling him that "our turn will come." Packer promises to take Abbott with him to England to learn all he can about the manufacture of steel rails. Asa Packer was a captain of industry who built the Lehigh Valley Railroad (of which Sayre was the chief engineer) and controlled a coal-mining empire in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania. He also founded Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA in 1865. Born from humble beginnings, Packer became the third-wealthiest man in the United States, beginning his career in the canal industry and then branching out to railroads. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State legislature and a served two terms in Congress; he vied unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for the Presidency as well as for the governorship of Pennsylvania. He died in 1879 after a fall in his Philadelphia office.
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