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Record number: WCP4856

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Benjamin Webb Williams
Sent to:
Daniel Coit Gilman
30 March 1886

Sent by Benjamin Webb Williams, The Williams Lecture and Musical Bureau, 258 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA to Daniel Coit Gilman John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA on 30 March 1886.

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14 November 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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LETTER (WCP4856.5255)

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Special Collections, The John Hopkins University
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Daniel Coit Gilman Papers, Ms. 1, Box 1.50
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The Williams

Lecture and Musical Bureau


258 Washington St[reet]., Boston, Mass[achusetts].

Boston March 30 1886

President D. C. Gilman

John Hopkins University

Baltimore Md

Mr. A. R. Wallace of England he celebrated Naturalist is to lecture, under my care next fall & winter. I understand you would like to see him lecture in your city. Will you, please inform me about what time you want him[.] Of course I must make his engagements in groupes[sic] so are the same him[?] travel[.] He [1 word illeg.] to have his [[2]] Lowell course here in October. I think it will probably run until November some.

Mr Lowell1 will decide very soon. If you could indicate the dates you would like, I should be glad. All his engagements will be made by me & of course, all his dates will be kept at my [1 word illeg.].

Should be pleased to receive an early [1 word illeg.]

Yours most sinc[erel]y. | B. W. Williams [signature]


1. Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891). American poet, critic, editor and diplomat.

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