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Channing, William Ellery (1817-1901) to George Roberts

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02509.04 Author/Creator: Channing, William Ellery (1817-1901) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 March 1852 Pagination: 1 p. + address

Summary of Content: Was much affected by his editorial today on barbarism. Questions the veracity of the piece and suggests that if Roberts can provide evidence to his readers, this would create such indignation that it would "put an end to these atrocities." In a p.s. he warns him: "you will make no reference to this communication in your paper." Recipient is possibly the George Roberts who edited the Boston Times from 1852 to 1855.

Background Information: As for the dates when this letter might have been written, March 13th fell on a Saturday in 1841, 1847, 1852, and 1858. See scope and content note for the choice of 1852 for possible ...imprint date. See More


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: ReligionTranscendentalistReform MovementJournalismAtrocity

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