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Wallcut, Robert (fl. 1853) to David P. Harmon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06143.18 Author/Creator: Wallcut, Robert (fl. 1853) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 May 1854 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 13.5 x 18.5 cm. Order a Copy

Upon Harmon's request, Wallcut includes a list of suitable publications for inclusion in a public library. Amongst other works the list includes: William Garrison's Writings, Gidding's Speeches, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," Theodore Parker's "Discourse of Religion," and the writings of Solomon Northup.

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