John McDonogh, His Life and Work.

Baltimore, MD: (Meyer & Thalheimer), 1939. First edition. 8vo. xiii, (3), 255 pp. Illustrated from photographs and old prints and paintings, plates, portraits. Biography of McDonogh (1779-1850), a Maryland native, businessman and philanthropist who lived in Baltimore and New Orleans as an adult, established more than 30 schools in New Orleans in the 1840s for poor children, both black and white, freed his slaves and helped fund the American Colonization Society, and left money to establish a school for underprivileged boys in Baltimore. Very good. Original navy cloth, gilt title on spine. (9265). Item #62517

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