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Finding aid/guide for papers of Bishop Charles W. Currier

November 25th, 2013 by  

New finding aid, collection guide for the papers of Bishop Charles W. Currier. He was a colorful figure, born in the West Indies to US and Dutch parents and affiliated with both NY and DC. He was a prolific writer and speaker once accursed of plagiarism by Lew Wallace (author of Ben Hur, gov of NM who hunted Billy the Kid, and Union General). Currier was also a great advocate of rights for Indians and a proponent of Pan Americanism. He served briefly as Bishop of Matanzas in Cuba.