One of twelve volumes in the True Stories of Great Americans series published by Instructor Publishing Co. in Dansville, N.Y., Daniel Webster : A Character Sketch appeared in 1899, less than fifty years after its subject’s death. The book chronicles the life of Daniel Webster from his humble beginnings in a pioneer family through the arc of his remarkable career: from young public school teacher, to lawyer who argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, to U.S Congressman, and finally to Secretary of State for three U.S. presidents. Also included are daguerreotype images of Webster and other public figures of his time, facsimiles of speeches in his own handwriting, and a brief chronology of the major events of his life.
This work, originally published in 1899, is reprinted by Milne Library at the State University of New York College at Geneseo as part of the Genesee Valley Historical Reprints series. The Genesee Valley Historical Collection is Milne Library’s largest and most accessible collection of local history materials. Its geographical scope covers the eight counties surrounding the Genesee River in New York State: Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Steuben and Wyoming. For more information, see: http://go.geneseo.edu/gvhr.