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Lot 300: Charles F. Thwing (1853-1937) American clergyman

Art, Autographs, Old Documents, Books

by East Coast Books

October 29, 2016

Wells, ME, USA

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Description: Charles F. Thwing (1853-1937) American clergyman and educator. He graduated from Harvard University in 1876, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1879. He then served as a pastor in churches in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Reverend Thwing became president of Adelbert College and Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1899, as president of Western Reserve, he signed a petition to President William McKinley to mediate the conflict between Great Britain and the Transvaal and the Orange Free State. In 1909 was a member of the National Negro Committee, the precursor to the NAACP. He was an active supporter of the new NAACP from 1909 through at least 1929. He died on August 29, 1937. Offered here is a TLS, 1922, 1-1/2 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 in. To Howard Lane Blackwell, Cambridge, Mass. VG

Condition Report: VG

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