Mar 10, 2011 - Sale 2239

Sale 2239 - Lot 278

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(EDUCATION.) GREENER, RICHARD. Autograph Note Signed to Professor R. E. Thompson of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Small 4to leaf, written on one side only, with a return address on the reverse. Washington, 4 April, 1882

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Richard Theodore Greener (1844-1922) was the first African-American to graduate from Harvard. His career is nothing short of amazing: Professor of Mental and Moral philosophy at the University of South Carolina, dean of Howard University's Law School; and later American consul to India and China, receiving one of China's highest honors for his help during the Boxer War and the Shansi Famine. Greener responds here to a request to provide biographies of great colored men for the Encyclopedia Britannica.