THE TRAVELS OF AN UNOFFICIAL ATTACHÉ Described In Simple Narrative For His Friends
THE TRAVELS OF AN UNOFFICIAL ATTACHÉ
Described In Simple Narrative For His FriendsPublication date 1904
Inscribed by the Author
Wiborg, Frank Bestow, 1855-1930, Private Press, Dedicated to Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles and friends.
An account of a journey with Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles. Ordered by the President of the USA to inspect the military department of the Archipelago “Phillipines” Then on to Japan and Peking, China, on a similar mission. Returning to Washington headquarters in the mid-winter via, the Trans-Siberian Railway to St. Petersburg, then England and onto New York.
Frank Wiborg's diaries can be found in the Gerald and Sara Murphy Papers, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
He was born on April 30, 1855 to Henry Paulinus Wiborg, a Norwegian immigrant, and Susan Isidora Bestow. He attended the Chickering Scientific and Classical Institute and graduated in 1874. He worked for Levi Addison Ault to pay his way through school.
He married Adeline Moulton Sherman (1859-1917), the daughter of Hoyt Sherman in 1882. He was the Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Labor.
He died of pneumonia at his home at 756 Park Avenue in New York City on May 12, 1930.