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Whittle, James, Manchester, England, and Dublin, Ireland, to Conway Whittle II and Mrs. Frances M. Lewis, Norfolk, Virginia, 1830 July 13 - August 28, 1867

 File — Box: Manuscripts Oversize Box 13, Folder: 1
Identifier: id114539

Scope and Contents

Concerning Conway's appointment as Collector of the Port under Andrew Jackson's Administration; Cobbett's writings on the U.S., Mexico, and Cuba; O'Connell agitating the Irish to revolt; ineffectiveness to date of emancipation; general living conditions; personal experiences working on The Manchester Guardian; British account of James Monroe's death; politics; friendship with William Cobbett; death of James' father; position at Guinness brewery; reflections on the Civil War and effects on the South; trip into Germany and the Netherlands; retrospective (1869) view of the Reform Bill of 1832; Catholic movement for "Freedom of Education" exchange of photographs; family news; death notice enclosed (James Whittle, 1801-1874) 12 autograph letters signed; Printed Death Notice.


  • Creation: 1830 July 13 - August 28, 1867


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From the Collection: 7.75 Linear Feet


From the Collection: English

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