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Selections from the correspondence leading to the hiring of Burnham by the Merchants Club

MacVeagh to Burnham, June 24, 1906


Commercial Club member Franklin MacVeagh, who previously discussed with Burnham the idea of the club backing an effort to offer a plan for Chicago, expresses his approval that Burnham will work with the Merchants Club on this project. At the bottom, Burnham appends his note to Charles Norton stating that he is ready to begin.

See also: Burnham Plan; Commercial Club of Chicago

Norton to Burnham, September 19, 1906


Charles Norton informs Burnham that he and Frederic Delano want to meet with him as soon as possible.

See also: Burnham Plan; Commercial Club of Chicago

Burnham to Norton, September 19, 1906


Burnham accepts Norton's invitation to discuss the project.

See also: Burnham Plan