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"Richard Theodore Greener: A Story of a Busy Man"

Manuscript, [1882], "Richard Theodore Greener: A Story of a Busy Man," attributed to Frances R. Marchant, a biographical sketch submitted to the Gloucester Bulletin summarizes Greener's student days at Oberlin and Harvard, his election to the faculty of the University of South Carolina, and his subsequent work there as acting librarian. It also provides information on Greener's speeches and publications, one of which was a catalog of the books at the University of South Carolina library. A native of Massachusetts, Greener (1844-1922) was the first African-American graduate of Harvard. He distinguished himself in the fields of oratory, education, and law.

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