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Beecher, Henry Ward (1813-1887) to J. M. Rosse

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04353.12 Author/Creator: Beecher, Henry Ward (1813-1887) Place Written: Peekskill, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 September 1885 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Signed also by J. M. Rosse. Thanks him for his letter. Thinks his idea of an article from his friend on Mugwumpism in the South from a Southern perspective, showing the benefits of political unity of the North with the South, is an excellent idea. His friend should send it to the New York Evening Post. At the bottom of page 3 Rosse has written: "received Sept. 14th." On the recto and verso of that page is a letter from Rosse to a Mr. Robinson, in which he encourages him to write the article.

People: Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Politics, Journalism

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