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Horace Greeley letter to Thomas L. Kane

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9504

Scope and Contents

Letter from Horace Greeley, Boston, to Thomas L. Kane, Philadelphia, inquiring about Kane's health, which was poor at this point. Greeley also describes events that happened recently with his wife, Ida, having traveled to England, including some mentions of her poor health. He ends the letter mentioning lecturing in Ohio and the state of the New York Tribune, which he founded. Original envelope and a transcription of the letter are included. Dated January 4, 1855.


  • 1855 January 4


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Biographical / Historical

Horace Greeley was born on February 3, 1811 in Amherst, New Hampshire to Zaccheus Greeley and Mary Woodburn. In 1831 he moved to New York City, where he worked as a newspaper editor. Greeley married Mary Cheney in Amherst, Massachusetts on July 5, 1836, and they had eight children. In 1841 he founded the New York Tribune, where he worked as editor for the rest of his career. In 1872, he ran for president of the United States, but died in New York shortly after the election on November 29, 1872.


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Custodial History

Purchased in 2021 from Read'Em Again Books and Paper.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Read'Em Again Books and Paper; 2021.


Mormon History (Mormon and Western American Manuscripts Collection Development Policy V.B.5.a, 2020).

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Processed; James Krzymowski; November 1, 2021. The materials were placed in a folder according to content and finding aid was created.

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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

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Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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