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John Russell Young's biography
In Response To: Who was the Wanderer? ()

John Russell Young —The Internationalist as Librarian. By John C. Broderick. (includes early bio.)

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951d029745765;view=1up;seq=47

p. 119 John Russell Young’s letter of Oct. 1, 1857, written after work at 2 a.m. to his father and brother, shows Young’s youthful writing skills prior to his venture along the Beale Wagon Road in Indian Territory, whose eight letters were published in the Philadelphia Press in late 1859.

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951d029745765;view=1up;seq=49

p. 123 Throughout his life, Young was essentially a Philadelphian. After a two days in New York City in 1859, Young wrote: “Glad I am home (Philadelphia) for after all, there is no comparison between the metropolis of Pennsylvania and that of New York. (footnote) *8

p. 146 *8 Diary entry quoted in the manuscript biography, p. 53, Young Papers. Young’s original diary for 1859 is not in the Young Papers.
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{Recall} Letter #8 from Wanderer, Gum Springs, Choctaw Nation, Oct. 15, 1859, published in
The Press, Philadelphia, PA, Wednesday, November 16, 1859, p. 1:

“My companion and myself are on a return from a trip into the Seminole country. I am on my way home, with eagle-devouring eyes for a sight of The Press office. Having yesterday made more than the usual day's travel, and the ponies showing distress, we have, only this afternoon, made camp and a huge fire under a spreading oak of lordly dimensions. The cool, clear spring water musically bubbles over the rocks at our feet. We are east of the Winchester mountains, and not more than two days' journey from Arkansas. I have the cacoethes seribendi upon me, and, as we have had our coffee and several pipes, and the usual chat about our good old city of Philadelphia, I sprawl myself upon the machella of my saddle to wear out the sun, now nearly two hours high, with writing something of the routes to the Pacific.”
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p. 145 John Russell Young was setting next to President Lincoln during his Gettysburg Address! Also see the picture on page 135 of Russell’s leadership in organizing the 30th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg for 40 Confederate and Union generals, among other dignitaries. Russell is standing on your left near the end in the front row.

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