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Guide to the William Henry Burr Letters, 1883, 1897

Summary

Collection comprises two letters by William Henry Burr. Topics in the 1883 letter include a scam involving "that fellow 'Kellogg'" and rumored presidential scandals involving Chester Arthur and James Garfield. The 1897 letter involves Burr's making a copy of a letter by Thomas Paine regarding Paine's service as an editor for the Pennsylvania Magazine.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11265
Title
William Henry Burr letters
Date
1883, 1897
Creator
Burr, William Henry, 1819-1908
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises two letters by William Henry Burr. Topics in the 1883 letter include a scam involving "that fellow 'Kellogg'" and rumored presidential scandals involving Chester Arthur and James Garfield. The 1897 letter involves Burr's making a copy of a letter by Thomas Paine regarding Paine's service as an editor for the Pennsylvania Magazine.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], William Henry Burr Letters, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Letters
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

William Henry Burr was an atheist and newspaper reporter; one of his popular works was "Self-Contradictions of the Bible."


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Provenance

The William Henry Burr Letters were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, August, 2016

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2016-0083