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John Louis O'Sullivan letter

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1127

Scope and Contents

Letter sent from Lisbon to James E. Harvey, the U.S. Minister for Portugal, regarding newspaper articles attacking Harvey. States he is certain that Harvey has the support of the government and it would be unwise for him to withdraw and return home. O'Sullivan states that he is giving advice as one who previously held Harvey's office and has great sympathy for him but does not support his party. Includes original signed letter and typescript.


  • Created: July 15, 1861


Biographical / Historical

Nineteenth-century journalist, diplomat, adventurer, O'Sullivan became a defender of slavery, a champion of reforms for women, labor, criminals, and public schools, and ended his life promoting spiritualism.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 3 pages

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