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Willard E. Mead collection

Identifier: HC.MC-826

Scope and Contents

Letters addressed to Sir Francis Campbell, founder of the Royal Norwood College for the Blind in England. These letters are from outstanding personalities and leaders in the cultural, social and political affairs of the period. Among them are Lyman Abbott, Alexander G. Bell, Robert Browning, Andrew Carnegie, Joseph H. Choate, Dinah Maria Craik, S. Coleridge Taylor, General John Eaton, George Henschel, Helen Keller, Anton Rubinstein, John Ruskin, Clara Schumann, Arthur Sullivan, Brigham Young and others. Some letters were directed to Campbell's wife.

The letters are concerned with education of the blind and with Campbell's efforts to enlist European notables particularly musicians, in education of the blind.


  • circa 1852-1914


0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)