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Guide to the William Oland Bourne Papers
 MS 69

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Collection processed by Margaret Bausman

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 21, 2016
Finding Aid is written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bourne, Wm. Oland, (William Oland), 1819-1901
Title: William Oland Bourne Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1837-1881
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, newspaper clippings and lectures related to the career of William Oland Bourne (1819-1901), a social reformer, editor and author in New York City. Of particular note are materials related to his publication, Soldier's Friend, a newsletter for Civil War Veterans through which Bourne organized a Left-handed Penmanship Contest for veterans who had lost their right arm. The collection contains photographic portraits of four of the contest participants, left-handed writing samples and a sample written with a prosthetic arm. Much of the contents of Folder 2: Left-handed Penmanship Papers, 1865-1868 has been digitized and is available online via New York Heritage.
Quantity: 0.75 Linear feet
Language of Materials Note: The William Oland Bourne Collection is written in English.
Mixed materials [Box]: 2
Mixed materials [Box]: 1
Call Phrase: MS 69