Frank Parsons papers 1888-1908


Frank Parsons papers 1888-1908

Correspondence, notes and manuscripts for books and articles, and other documents and papers of Frank Parsons, lawyer, educator, and lecturer and writer on economics and social reform. There is very little material of a personal nature. Included is a file of correspondence with Ralph Albertson, a close friend of Parsons, mainly concerned with the cooperative movement.

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