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Source: The Life and Letters of Joel Chandler Harris
Source type: book
Document type: letter
Document title: none
Author(s): Harris, Joel Chandler [letter]; Harris, Julia Collier [book]
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Place of publication: Boston, Massachusetts
Year of publication: 1918
Pagination: 460-61

 
Citation
Harris, Joel Chandler. [untitled]. The Life and Letters of Joel Chandler Harris. By Julia Collier Harris. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1918: pp. 460-61.
 
Transcription
excerpt
 
Keywords
Joel Chandler Harris (correspondence); McKinley assassination (personal response); McKinley memorialization (Atlanta, GA).
 
Named persons
William McKinley.
 
Notes
The letter (excerpted below) is addressed to James Whitcomb Riley and dated “Wes’ Een’, Ga., 30 September, 1901.”

The letter appears in chapter 23 (“The Second Novel,” pp. 441-67).

From title page: With Portraits and Other Illustrations.
 
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[untitled] [excerpt]

     The passing of McKinley, to which you refer, is one of those events that I hate to think about. Sad as it was it has brought the sections still closer [460][461] together. Down here in Atlanta a fund has already been raised to build a McKinley monument—a fact that will give you an idea of the feeling in the South.

 

 


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