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Bryan, William Jennings (1860-1925) [Fragment of speech by William Jennings Bryan]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.052.02 Author/Creator: Bryan, William Jennings (1860-1925) Place Written: Suez, Egypt Type: Autograph document signed Date: 10 April 1906 Pagination: 2 p. 27.2 x 20.9 cm

A fragment of a speech by Bryan comparing Christ and Confucius marked B. 6: "Confucius dealt with forms and formulas; Christ dealt with substance and with unchanging truth." Typed by Bryan's wife with autograph notes and handwritten continuation on verso by Bryan.

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