Letters, 1825 January 22-1860 February 1, Cambridge, to George Ticknor, Philadelphia and Boston.

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Letters, 1825 January 22-1860 February 1, Cambridge, to George Ticknor, Philadelphia and Boston.

1825-1860

News of an overseer's meeting and the need for reform at the School. Mentions Story, Pickering, Lowell and Gray. Encloses note from Wallenstein; obtaining autographs; political events; slavery; mentions Wheaton, Washington, Maine; answers several literary questions, Duplessis.

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