New York: Biglow, 1876.
First edition. 198 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Cloth. Very good. Item #211257
Inscribed on t.p. by John P. Townsend Seond Vice-President to F.B. Sanborn, Esq
Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, 1831-1917, American journalist, author, and philanthropist, b. Hampton Falls, N.H., grad. Harvard, 1855. An active abolitionist, he was a friend and agent of John Brown, although he disapproved of the Harpers Ferry raid. He was a correspondent of the Springfield Republican, editor (1863-67) of the Boston Commonwealth, and a founder of the American Social Science Association and editor (1867-97) of its journal. He served as secretary of the MassachusettsBoard of Charities and helped found the Massachusetts Infant Asylum, the Clarke School for Deaf Mutes, and the National Prison Association
Long a resident in Concord, Mass. , he wrote valuable biographies of Bronson Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, W. E. Channing, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and others.