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Guide to the G. B. Windship Letter, 1850 October 30

Summary

George Barker Windship was a physician and weight lifter; he was believed to have been the strongest man in the world of his weight. Collection contains a letter written by G. B. Windship to C. C. Shackford (1850 October 30) regarding his lecture schedule. As an addendum, the letter also includes copy for tickets to or a broadside for his lecture, including the text "At the close of the lecture the Dr. will give several wonderful illustrations of his immense Physical Power...."

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11455
Title
G. B. Windship letter
Date
1850 October 30
Creator
Windship, George Barker, 1834-1876
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 1 item
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection contains a letter written by G. B. Windship to C. C. Shackford (1850 October 30) regarding his lecture schedule. As an addendum, the letter also includes copy for tickets to or a broadside for his lecture, including the text "At the close of the lecture the Dr. will give several wonderful illustrations of his immense Physical Power...."

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How to Cite

G. B. Windship Letter, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Letter
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

George Barker Windship was a physician and weight lifter; he was believed to have been the strongest man in the world of his weight.


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Provenance

The G. B. Windship Letter was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, April, 2017

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2016-0187