Horace Greeley letter archives selling for $45,000 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 15:07

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A dealer of rare historic documents is selling a trove of more than two dozen letters written by legendary newspaper editor Horace Greeley that describe his difficult and often critical relationship with President Abraham Lincoln during and after the Civil War.

The Raab Collection in Philadelphia has set the price at $45,000 for the 33 letters that belonged to an anonymous private collector.

The collection consists of 30 letters from the New York Tribune editor to then-reporter and future lawmaker Samuel Wilkeson, two to War Secretary Simon Cameron and one from Cameron to Wilkeson.

In one letter, Greeley writes "if this country is destined to fall, history will lay the blame on Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet." The one-time presidential candidate also takes aim at "half-hearted commanders" and "scoundrelly contractors."

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


Front Page Stories

Perrysburg Twp. Man Sentenced to 22 Years for Rape
07/24/2014 | Sentinel-Tribune Staff

A Perrysburg Township man was senteced to more than 22 years in prison after being found guilty Thur [ ... ]

Vigil set for BGSU student
07/24/2014 | Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — A vigil for a Bowling Green State University student who was found dead in Lorain [ ... ]

Other Front Page Articles