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Guide to the Moncure Daniel Conway Letters and Clipping, 1856-1907

Summary

Collection comprises letters, all but one of which was written by Moncure Daniel Conway, and an undated newspaper clipping outlining his work as an abolitionist. Topics of the letters include: conflict within his congregation, genealogy research, his relocation to England in 1893, arrangements for meetings and his lecture schedule and topics, his request for confirmation regarding the provenance for a manuscript, his writing plans and publications, and payment for his work. In one letter he mentions that he will be passing time with Samuel Clemens.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11266
Title
Moncure Daniel Conway letters and clipping
Date
1856-1907
Creator
Conway, Moncure Daniel, 1832-1907
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 16 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises letters, all but one of which was written by Moncure Daniel Conway, and an undated newspaper clipping outlining his work as an abolitionist. Topics of the letters include: conflict within his congregation, genealogy research, his relocation to England in 1893, arrangements for meetings and his lecture schedule and topics, his request for confirmation regarding the provenance for a manuscript, his writing plans and publications, and payment for his work. In one letter he mentions that he will be passing time with Samuel Clemens.

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Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Moncure Daniel Conway Letters and Clipping, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Letters and clipping
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

Moncure Daniel Conway (March 17, 1832 - November 5, 1907) was an American abolitionist, Unitarian clergyman, and author. Conway was also a London book agent for Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens).


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Provenance

The Moncure Daniel Conway Letters and Clipping 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: 2016-0084