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Harvard's 'special' commencement on the end of the Civil War... Slavery abolished in Georgia...
Item # 688527
July 25, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, July 25, 1865
* Harvard University commencement
* Georgia no longer a slave state
* Post civil war reconstruction era
The entire front page features the coverage of "HARVARD" "Culmination of the Grand Commencement" which concludes on the back page.
Although the Civil War had not formally concluded, Harvard's Commencement Week, celebrated the end of the Civil War and honored the Harvard alumni who had served and died in it.
A "Commemoration Ode" delivered as part of the ceremonies by James Russell Lowell and printed on the front page, was widely reprinted. Among the notables who spoke was Ralph Waldo Emerson.Page two reports: "Restoration in Georgia - A Proclamation by Gov. Johnson - Important Speech at Macon - Slavery Utterly Extinguished". Page 5 has a nice baseball game report including the box score.
Eight pages, irregular at the blank spine, a few minor margin tears, nice condition.