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ALs from Bishop of Tennessee, 1875 aiding black & white folks  

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Autograph Letter Signed - 1875 Bishop of Tennessee aided the poor, white and black

Quintard, C.[harles] T.[odd]

St. Mary's Cathedral, Memphis


April 8, 1875


Autograph Letter Signed as Protestant Episcopal Bishop of Tennessee, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Memphis. 2 pp.

To Miss Emery: “…your kind offer of help to… my missionaries enables me to come to you very cheerfully in behalf of a Rev. James J. Vaulx, one of the Missionaries…working in a hard field at a station eight miles distant from Memphis. He maintains his family partly by teaching a small school. A few days ago the poor man came in looking so worn and weary – with patched knees and such a threat bare coat that I asked him to send me his measure and let me appeal to you for help.  He has a wife who is a real helpmate to him…they have four children aged 7, 5, 5 &1…[and]…received into his home and is caring for a poor orphan boy whose father – one of the Fairfax’s of Virginia - was once a man of handsome estate and high social position…Anything you can do for the family will be gratefully received and highly appreciated…” Born a Connecticut Yankee, Quintard was a physician, a college professor and clergyman in Memphis before the Civil War, who served as  Chaplain and Surgeon to a Confederate regiment during the War, and then became the South’s first post-war Bishop, notable for promoting social service to the poor and disadvantaged, assisting white and black laborers who lacked food, housing and education, opposing segregation of African-American congregations, and helping to found an African-American seminary at Fisk University in Nashville.

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