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Dated Boston, June 20, 1851, to Henry H. Crapo, New Bedford, who was acting as agent for Emerson in several investments. With instructions for maintaining a building, selling and buying some stock, financial arrangements with "J. Ricketson" and "W.J. Rotch" (both correspondents of Emerson's cousin, Ralph Waldo Emerson), and warning against allowing "R. French, or any person of that sort, to purchase a share at any rate whatever. It would be like letting a hedge-hog nestle in the burrow of quiet rabbits." George Barrell Emerson was a leader in promoting education in Massachusetts, for children and adults, and after the Civil War for freedmen in the South (DAB). Henry Howland Crapo (1804-1869) eventually became a lumberman in Michigan, and served as governor from 1864 to 1869. His grandson, William Crapo "Billy" Durant, co-founded General Motors. Two conjugate leaves, 3pp., the 4th bears the address, more than 375 words. Folded four times, remains of sealing wax and a tear where it was opened, else Fine.
Title: Autograph Letter, Signed.
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Seller ID: emerson,geo.b.georgebarrell.90datedboston,june20