Oration at the Inauguration of the Statue of Benjamin Franklin, in his Native City, Sept. 17, 1856.

Oration at the Inauguration of the Statue of Benjamin Franklin, in his Native City, Sept. 17, 1856.
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Boston: Press of T. R. Marvin, 1856. 8vo, 28pp. Original printed wrappers with foxing. Author’s gift inscription to front wrapper, above border. Moderate perforation to spine. Interior clean and unmarked. A very good copy. First edition. Robert Charles Winthrop (1809 – 1894) was an American lawyer and philanthropist. After studying law with Daniel Webster, Winthrop was admitted to the bar in 1831 and practiced in Boston. He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1835 to 1840, and served as Speaker of the House of that body from 1838 to 1840. Winthrop donated money to various Southern schools, and in fact made the first contribution to a teacher’s college in South Carolina that eventually became Winthrop College (now University). Inscribed by the author. (Item Id: 6205)

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