Sumner, Charles (1811-1874) to [Arnold] B. Johnson
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02095.13 Author/Creator: Sumner, Charles (1811-1874) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 October 1863 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 20.7 x 13 cm.
"The 'water-closet' is one of the gifts of modern civilization, & must always be taken into account when you select a house." Written to Johnson in Washington, D.C.
According to several sources, including Sumner's Memoir, Sumner had a secretary named Arnold B. Johnson.
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