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Albion Tourgée Letters

Identifier: MSS 0136

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two letters. The first, dated May 10, 1880, is written to "My Dear Doctor [Anderson]" and talks of the success of A Fool's Errand: "The ordinary trade edition will reach 100,000 this month, or at least soon after." The second, dated July 24, 1896, is written to the editor of "The Independent" regarding Albion's proposed article on Harriot Beecher Stowe's life and influence.


  • 1880 - 1896


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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Albion Winegar Tourgée (1838-1905) was a soldier, lawyer, judge, novelist, and diplomat.

The collection consists of two letters written by Albion Tourgée.

Method of Acquisition

The 1896 letter was purchased from Michael Brown Rare Books in March, 2002.

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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