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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3235. Letter, 14 August 1931, written by Alex Witherspoon to Carl D. Herdman, Bowling Green, Kentucky, regarding Witherspoon’s gift to Herdman of The Martyrdom of Man by Winwood Reade, found in an Edinburgh, Scotland bookshop, and recommendations for other reading. Includes photocopies of the book’s title page, Witherspoon’s inscription, and comments pasted into the book, presumably by Herdman. Also includes data about Witherspoon, a graduate of Bowling Green’s Ogden College and Yale University.


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