Jan. 28, 1903 New York Times

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Jan. 28, 1903
New York Times - OFFERS BROOKLYN A BILLION. - President...
OFFERS BROOKLYN A BILLION. - President Swanatrom Will Leave the Texan in the Hands of His Friends. - A man whose vast wealth makes Andrew Carnegie. John D. Rockefeller, and J. Pier-pont Morgan appear to be" In merely comfortable circumstances by comparison came to light yesterday through a letter received from him by Borough President Swanatrom of Brooklyn. lie la A, C Lee of Denton, Texas, and he has so much money it annoys him. Just bow he Is hankering to send a billion dollars or so of It to Brooklyn. " In order." he writes to Mr. Bwsnstrom. " that I may see what advantages Brooklyn ?osteses as a location for the International 'oiitical Specialist School and the World's Diathetic Institute, two philanthropic institutions, kindly send me a brief description of the place. It is the Intention ef the fironosed founder of the International Po-itlcal Specialist Pchool and the World's Diathetic Institute to spend a billion dollars on and through these Institutions. These Institutions will each stand by Itself, there being nothing like either of them In the world. Let me hear from you at once." Mr. Swanatrom was at first Inclined to wire Mr. Lee to catch the t):tj limited and come right on with hla billion, but finally concluded to leave the Texan billionaire In the hands of his friends. -

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 28 Jan 1903, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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