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Guide to the Cornelius Rea Agnew Letters, 1875-1888

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Summary

Letters from former patients and friends in Fla. to Agnew. Some letters concern the welfare and education of Seminole Indians, especially Howling Wolf, who was a prisoner at Fort Marion (Castillo de San Marcos) in St. Augustine, Fla. Howling Wolf's eye treatment in N.Y. is also discussed. Includes a letter of Dr. H. Caruthers of Tarrytown, N.Y. Letter of E.P. Pitcher of St. Augustine, Fla. concerns education of Seminoles at Hampton Institute, Va. and potential racial problems between Seminoles and Negroes. Letter also mentions religious conversations and prayer Pitcher had with Seminoles and their favorable response. Includes note from General William T. Sherman sent from Army headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.30037
Title
Cornelius Rea Agnew letters
Date
1875-1888
Creator
Agnew, Cornelius Rea
Extent
15 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Letters from former patients and friends in Fla. to Agnew. Some letters concern the welfare and education of Seminole Indians, especially Howling Wolf, who was a prisoner at Fort Marion (Castillo de San Marcos) in St. Augustine, Fla. Howling Wolf's eye treatment in N.Y. is also discussed. Includes a letter of Dr. H. Caruthers of Tarrytown, N.Y. Letter of E.P. Pitcher of St. Augustine, Fla. concerns education of Seminoles at Hampton Institute, Va. and potential racial problems between Seminoles and Negroes. Letter also mentions religious conversations and prayer Pitcher had with Seminoles and their favorable response. Includes note from General William T. Sherman sent from Army headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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Contents of the Collection

Cornelius Rea Agnew letters, 1875-1888
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Historical Note

Professor of eye and ear diseases at College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York.


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This finding aid was derived from a MARC record using a crosswalk defined in marc2ead_section.xsl. The finding aid was generated as part of a larger project to digitize several thousand small collections housed in Section A, December 2016.

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Cataloged from card catalog.