[Letter] 1899 April 27, Austin, Texas [to] Brother

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Title

[Letter] 1899 April 27, Austin, Texas [to] Brother

Subject

Socialism.
Racism--United States.

Description

Wheelock thanks Markham for the poems and writes about the injustice done to Blacks in Texas, and about the end of the world.

Creator

Wheelock, Edwin M. (Edwin Miller), 1829-1901

Source

Edwin Markham Archive, Horrmann Library

Date

1899-04-27

Contributor

Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

Rights

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Format

image/jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

WheelockEM1

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Text

Austin, Texas. April 27. /99
My Dear Brother,
Many thanks for the copies of that inspired poem. I distributed them to the best minds of my church last Sunday as they were eagerly taken by the people. Whatever you print, especially on the idea of true Socialism, be sure to remember your brother in this hell(?) of so-called civilization where they hack, torture and burn negroes without a trial. Enclosed is the latest utterance from the centre. Proprium hears the swift step of its doom, and is making its last resistance. Then will come relief and liberation – first to the central structure then to the race. In November and December next occurs an unprecedented planetary conjunction concerning which the Lord said a year or two ago, that is must precede the end. After this battle is fought out the ego of the natural man lies down to its last sleep. May the blessed moment not linger.
Faithfully yours,
E.M. Wheelock

Date Digital

2009

Digitization Specifications

IBM ThinkCentre Intel Pentium 4 3.06GHz running Windows XP Professional Version 2 Service Pack 2; Epson Expression 10000XL scanner; Master Scanner Settings: 24-bit RGB, 400 dpi resolution; File Format: TIFF; Compression: none; Reference Images resized and converted with Adobe Photoshop CS2 version 9.0.2: 8-bit RGB; 400 ppi resolution; Compressed jpeg.

Citation

Wheelock, Edwin M. (Edwin Miller), 1829-1901 , “[Letter] 1899 April 27, Austin, Texas [to] Brother ,” Wagner College Digital Collections, accessed November 28, 2020, https://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/5149.