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William Rainey Harper to Ernest D. Burton, telegram, March 4, 1892.
William Rainey Harper to Ernest D. Burton, telegram, March 4, 1892. Harper first approached Burton in the spring of 1891 about coming to Chicago. Burton was reluctant to leave a very good position at Newton and wanted specific commitments about responsibilities and salary before agreeing to move. Harper would not relent, and Burton finally accepted on March 24.