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Raymond, Henry Jarvis (1820-1869) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05603.01.25 Author/Creator: Raymond, Henry Jarvis (1820-1869) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 August 1855 Pagination: 2 p. ; 19.7 x 13.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Directed to "Gentlemen." Agrees to deliver a lecture on slavery during the upcoming winter, noting, "I shall fail to say anything possessing either novelty or merit upon a topic which has been more profoundly and carefully discussed in Boston than in any other part of the Country." Will speak December 20. Includes an incomplete newspaper clipping attached to verso. The clipping contains Horace Greeley's praise of Raymond (Raymond initially served as Greeley's assistant, before starting the Times).

Background Information: Raymond was editor and chief proprietor of the New York Times from 1851 until his death. He was active in the formation of the Republican Party.

People: Raymond, Henry J. (Henry Jarvis), 1820-1869
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: JournalismAfrican American HistorySlaveryReform MovementAbolition

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