E.D. Canter letter to Miss Virginia Taney

E.D. Canter letter to Miss Virginia Taney

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Canter, Eugene D.
Title: E.D. Canter letter to Miss Virginia Taney
Dates: 1896 November 4
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms2237

Biographical/Historical Note

1896 was a impressive year in American history. The November 3rd, 1896 presidential election saw Republican William McKinley defeat Democrat William Jennings Bryan. The most significant question in the campaign concerned the gold standard - if American would remain on it, or change to free silver. Bryan did a whirlwind oratory tour while McKinley toured more casually.

Also in 1896: the first x-ray, the first speeding ticket, the first modern Olympic games, Plessy vs. Ferguson, numerous natural disasters, and the Klondike gold rush.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of one letter from E. D. Canter in Atlanta, Georgia to Miss Virginia Taney in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York. In it, Canter says he regrets the results of the recent presidential election, lamenting Bryan's loss. He also discusses Georgia politics, especially in relation to Atlanta. The letter is signed Eugene.

Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--Politics and government--19th century--Sources.
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925 -- Political activity--Sources
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950--Sources.
Polticians--United States.
Presidential candidates--United States.
Statesmen--United States.
Taney, Virginia -- Correspondence
Women--New York (State)--New York--Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

E.D. Canter letter to Miss Virginia Taney. MS 2237. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1896 November 4