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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S2724 (Text) 00000106201635 Manuscripts Available -

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/05/09 by Masada Sparrow. EAD finding aid created 2017/05/09 by Masada Sparrow.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
The collection is one letter written by Whitelaw Reid on February 15, 1863, in which he declines the offer of the editorship of a proposed "loyal" newspaper to be published in New Albany, Indiana, for the reason of his being settled in or, as Reid put it, being a "fixture in the Gazette." He compliments the city of New Albany, although he realizes it is reliant on a Peace Democrat newspaper, and closes by saying: "If at any time I can be of service to you in the furtherance of your enterprise,...command me."
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Whitelaw Reid letter, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Whitelaw Ried was born in Xenia, Ohio, on October 27, 1837, the son of Robert Charlton and Marian (Ronalds) Reid. Reid earned A.D. and A.M. degrees from the University of Miami, Oxford, Ohio. He married Elizabeth Reid, with whom he had one daughter, D.O. Mills, born April 26, 1881. Reid edited the Xenia (Ohio) News from 1858 to 1859. Following that position, he worked as a legislative correspondent, war correspondent, and Washington correspondent for the Cincinnati Gazette from 1862 to 1868. Still later, Reid was editor, then editor-in-chief of the New York Tribune from 1869 to 1905. He introduced linotype and organized the Linotype Company.Reid contributed to education as chancellor of University of the State of New York. Reid served as minister to France from 1889 to 1892. He was the Republican nominee for vice president of the United States in 1897. Reid was also minister to Great Britian, beginning in 1905. He also authored many books on history and public policy. Reid died on December 15, 1912.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Philadelphia Autograph Shop on 1943/04/12.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Newspaper editors > Indiana.
New Albany (Ind.)
United States > Politics and government > 19th century.
Genre: Correspondence

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