History of the Class of '70; Department of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan Supplement, 1903-1921

History of the Class of '70; Department of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan Supplement, 1903-1921

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...shook his hand and called him comrade, telling him that he was glad to meet him. The rounds of the hospital were not made, as time did not permit the president to stay much longer. In all he was there about ten minutes. Before leaving he shook hands with each sister and referred to a coincidence in regard to the name of the hospital.. The only hospital in which he had ever been a patient in his life, the president said, was also conducted by sisters, and was called Providence hospital. That was in Indianapolis. As the president entered his carriage the crowd surged closer, but there was no cheering, only an appearance of suppressed enthusiasm. Way was made, the horses whipped up. and the party proceeded to the Washington. Michael A. Meyendorff has been intimately acquainted with the president ever since the days when the latter was chairman of the civil service commission. Mr. Meyendorff holds the office of special agent for the general land office of the interior department, and having been long in the government service has made the acquaintance of many prominent men. Mr. Meyendorff's career has been a picturesque one from his early days. He comes of a noble Polish family, and would, if he claimed his rank in his native country, be termed a baron. When he was l.'i years old he entered the Polish army as a private in the revolution of 18(,3, and fought for two months side by side with the older soldiers. His brother was shot and his family ruined. Young Michael was given the chance of swearing allegiance to Russia or going into exile. But exile was preferable and after imprisonment in a Russian fortress he was sent to Siberia, presumably for life. A half brother of Meyendorff's, Col. Julian Allen, of the American army, also a refugee, was...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236674375
  • 9781236674371