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Title Correspondence from Carl Schurz to Francis Lackner
Author Schurz, Carl
Date 18 Feb 1876 - 24 Oct 1902; 4 Apr 1962
Document Type Correspondence
Reference MSS 79, Box 1, Folder 8
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name National Carl Schurz Association Collection on Carl Schurz 1843-1966
Description Contains correspondence from Schurz to Lackner in which he requests that Lackner send flowers on behalf of him and his family upon the death of his father. Schurz discuses invitations and commitments with Lackner, and also the transfer of money and contributions. There are also memos from the Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation outlining a proposed name change to the 'National Carl Schurz Association'.
Series Description This collection was separated from the records of the National Carl Schurz Association. It contains scattered writings by Schurz; letters by Schurz's mentor, Gottfried Kinkel; biographical writings about Schurz and members of his family; and letters and telegrams concerning the celebration of Schurz's seventieth birthday.
Biographical Note / History Carl Schurz was born in Liblar, near Cologne, Prussia. After participating in the 1848-1849 German Revolution, he immigrated to the United States with his wife Margarethe in 1852. They settled in Wisconsin, where Schurz was admitted to the bar and became active in Republican Party politics. He served as American minister to Spain in 1861-1862, as a general in the Union Army from 1862-1864, was elected to the Senate from Missouri in 1868, and served as Secretary of the Interior in 1877-1881. Throughout his career he was an active spokesman for the German-American community.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Places New York City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality German
People Schurz, Carl; Lackner, Francis
Keywords finance, business, friendship, death, family, accounts, health and sickness
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language German; English
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania