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W. W. Fisher Letter

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Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 25 Feb 2013

Biographical History

Nothing is known of the author of this letter or of the individual mentioned, other than what is given in the letter. Searches of archives of local newspapers have not yielded any further information.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The W. W. Fisher Letter consists of a letter from Reverend W. W. Fisher of Palmyra, New York, to "My dear Brother" E. B. Walsworth at Auburn Theological Seminary. Among other things, Fisher desribes "a disgraceful outrage committed of late," in which a local mixed-race couple were brutally attacked by several men, led by one Schuyler Parshall. A transcript of this portion of the letter is provided.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Fisher, W. W., fl. 1846.
Parshall, Schuyler.


Hate crimes -- New York (State)
Interracial marriage -- New York (State)


Palmyra (N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

W. W. Fisher Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2013.

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