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Research Guide to Unique William Allen White Resources in the United States

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Title:[William Allen White] Letters, 1909-1939.
Extent:73 items in one box.

Scope and Content: This collection contains letters of White to his friend D.A. "Gus" Ellsworth. The letters are chiefly personal in tone although there are scattered references to White's books and articles.

Finding Aid Available: Information unavailable.

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