Letter from Julia R. Anagnos to Samuel Downer requesting an invitation for John S. Dwight

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Title

Letter from Julia R. Anagnos to Samuel Downer requesting an invitation for John S. Dwight

Description

In this two-page letter Julia R. Anagnos requests that Samuel Downer send an invitation to the reunion of the Free Soil Party to John S. Dwight, the editor of the Musical Journal. She states that we was one of the earliest Free Soilers and that she thinks he would really enjoy the reunion. She discusses the fact that Dwight is very liberal in his political thoughts, and then asks for Downer to excuse her for taking the liberty of asking for an invitation.

Subject

Dwight, John Sullivan, 1813-1893
Downer, Samuel, 1807-1881
Reunions
Abolitionists
Abolition movement
Political parties
Invitations
Editors
Journalism
Happiness
Etiquette

Creator

Anagnos, Julia R. (Julia Romana Howe), 1844-1886

Publisher

Hingham Public Library

Date Created

1877 August 3

Rights

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Format

JPEG

Extent

3.25 MB
3.18 MB

Language

English

Type

Correspondence

Identifier

bpc-0093a
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Spatial Coverage

Boston (Mass.)

Temporal Coverage

1848
1877 August 9

Rights Holder

Hingham Public Library

Text

Institution for Blind.

                August 3rd

Dear Mr Downer,

I know that I take a great liberty in writing to say to you that it would give me very great pleasure if you thought proper to extend an invitation for your hospitable fete, to our old friend, Mr John Dwight, Ed. Musical Journal. He was one of the earliest Free Soilers, though not a public man politically; + would, I think, enjoy the Reunion with great zest, being about the most thorough liberal whom I know, + very genial. 

Pray excuse my suggesting his name. In case you should see fit to send to him, the address is, 12, Pemberton Sq.

                Believe me ever

                Yours very sincerely,

                Julia M. Anagnos

Physical Dimensions

8” x 5”

Citation

Anagnos, Julia R. (Julia Romana Howe), 1844-1886, “Letter from Julia R. Anagnos to Samuel Downer requesting an invitation for John S. Dwight,” Hingham Public Library Local History & Special Collections, accessed September 19, 2017, http://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/97.