Elihu Burritt letter, 1850 Mar. 11.
- Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879
- Physical Description:
- 2 pages
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unrestricted access.
- Burritt writes to an unnamed German colleague in Leipzig, 14 Mar. 1850, discussing preparations for the Third International Peace Conference, organized by Burritt, to be held in Frankfurt. He describes the appointment of delegates from each state of the Union, and looks forward to the opportunity to demonstrate that peace is a world priority.
- In Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (#1984-0062R/A-S)
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased from Ximenes, 1984.
- Administrative History:
- Elihu Burritt was an American reformer and peace advocate. Apprenticed as a blacksmith, he sought opportunities for learning, and taught himself Latin, Greek, mathematics, and other subjects while working as a smith. He began publishing, and lecturing, and acquired the nickname of The learned blacksmith. He continued to work for peace and the abolition of slavery, founding periodicals and writing tracts.
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