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The college library has recently received through Miss Annie Wakeman, a picture of George Washington, a gift from Mr., John Corbett, M. P. from Mid-Worcestershire. The following letter accompanies the gift.
Impney, Droitwich, Oct. 26, 1889. MISS WAKEMAN: When I paid a visit to the United States of America some years ago, I had the great pleasure of a charming interview with your talented and distinguished countryman, the late Henry W. Longfellow, and promised to send him, for presentation to Harvard college, a miniature on silver of General George Washington, purchased at the sale of a celebrated collection of pictures, curiosities and articles of virtue in London. But shortly after my return to England I saw, with deep regret, in the Times, the death of America's great poet: I now have the pleasure of consigning to your care a small relic of the first president of the great American Republic, to be forwarded by you to Harvard college, not so much for its intrinsic value, but as a memento of the great man of whom all Americans must be proud. Believe me faithfully yours,
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