Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Burritt, Elihu (1810-1879) to Edmund Fry

Request a pdf of this item here.

Log in
or
subscribe to see this thumbnail image

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.135 Author/Creator: Burritt, Elihu (1810-1879) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph note signed Date: no date Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 10.9 x 10.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Offers special hotel rates for unspecified delegates.

Background Information: Burritt worked as blacksmith in Worcester, Massachusetts 1828-1839, published numerous periodicals, formed the League of Universal Brotherhood to further world peace, organized the Brussels Peace Congress of 1848, and served as ...U.S. consul at Birmingham, England (Library of Congress).

Edmund Fry (1811-1866) appears to have been a leading member of the Peace Society in England during the 1840s and 1850s. As a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), Edmund Fry was a pacifist and an opponent of aggressive military action. Fry was a friend and associate of Elihu Burritt (Sussex PhotoHistory).
See More

People: Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879
Fry, Edmund, 1811-1866

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Reform Movement

Sub Era:

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources