The Resource Papers of Robert Green Ingersoll, (manuscript)

Papers of Robert Green Ingersoll, (manuscript)

Label
Papers of Robert Green Ingersoll, 1877-1909
Title
Papers of Robert Green Ingersoll
Inclusive dates
1877-1909
Creator
Contributor
Correspondent
Recipient
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The collection contains a biography of Ingersoll by Elbert Hubbard and correspondence with the Knickerbocker Publishing Company about the manuscript
  • The collection also contains 4 manuscripts by Ingersoll: 3 essays attacking religion, particularly Christianity and a manuscript quotation
  • Letters from Ingersoll discuss lectures, financial matters including a payment to Ouida, social events, Henry George, and an unsubstantiated charge of indictment for blasphemy. There are also notes of sympathy and replies to admirers. Judge John J. Brady, [Baron Harden-Hickey?] and Edgar Fawcett are also mentioned
  • In addition the papers contain a scrapbook, 1884-1892, re Ingersoll and other subjects of contemporary interest including William H. Thomson's address on materialism, the Rev. Charles H. Parkhurst's conflicts with B.F. DeCosta and William O'Brien Pardow, and obituaries of prominent people including Walt Whitman. With these is an annotated telegram re prayers offered for Ingersoll in Cleveland, Ohio
Biographical or historical data
American lawyer and author. Green was a colonel in the Union Army, attorney general of Illinois, 1867-1869, and a noted agnostic lecturer.
Cataloging source
VA@
Label
Papers of Robert Green Ingersoll, (manuscript)
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/search?text=&text-join=&title=&identifier=&collection-number=7025*&f1-publisher=University+of+Virginia%2C+Special+Collections+Dept.&smode=advanced0
Note
Forms part of the Clifton Waller Barrett Library
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • Special Collections
Cumulative index finding aids
Annotated list available.
Extent
32
Note
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Barrett Fund.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u2235538
System control number
  • (Sirsi) AKU3552
  • (OCoLC)31448306
Type of unit
items.

Library Locations

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