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Gordon, George (fl. 1893-1894) To F. B. Noyes

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02150.25 Author/Creator: Gordon, George (fl. 1893-1894) Place Written: Somerville, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter Date: 25 May 1895 Pagination: 2 p. : 20 x 25.3 cm

Letter regarding a request from F. B. Noyes about geneological information about a mutual friend named Judge Wheeler. Gordon traces his ancestry several notable historical figures, including Emperor Charlemagne and Arnulf, bishop of Metz. It also talks about the subject of geneology in a more general way, speculating about the number of ancestors people have as well as how long pride in ethnic heritage maintains itself.

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