1871 · New York
Henry Whitney Bellows (1814–82), Unitarian minister and founder of the U.S. Sanitary Comission, which cared for the sick and wounded during and after the U.S. Civil War, was noted as something of a difficult and irascible personality: Here architect A. J. Bloor, who had done some work for the commission, presents documentary evidence to vindicate himself against one of Dr. Bellow's attacks.
Variously catalogued with the supplied title as above or the following supplied title: [Pamphlet in repudiation of attacks injurious to his good name, New York, May 9th, 1871 ... ], and alternatively as, "[Documents published by A.J.Bloor in refutation of a calumny circulated by a member of the executive committee of the United States Sanitary Commission: namely that he had been endeavoring to blackmail the Commission]," this copy begins: "Having sent advance sheets of the following excerpts to parties mentioned in them..." and subscribed, "New York, May 9th, 1871. A. J. B."
Very uncommon: We trace copies to Yale, Harvard Divinity, and Boston Public only. Removed from a nonce volume; stitched. Some chipping in margins and light soiling on outer pages. Inked marginalia. (Inventory #: 10428)