1878. Original manuscript. One page, octavo, written in black ink on lined paper. Addressed to a Mr. F.J. Holman at Petersham, Massachusetts, advising him of a convenient meeting time, &c. With the original mailing envelope. Very Good. Item #041355
Norhrop served on the Executive Committee requesting that Congress provide national aid to education. In an 1873 report to the Secretary of the Interior, Northrop noted that illiteracy statistics in the US did not reflect failure of the school system, but were distorted by the large number of illiterate immigrants from the UK. He also "...congratulated Massachusetts on being the first State to adopt, by legislation, a system of art education for the public schools." (Report of the Commissioner of Education, 1873, p.422). Northrop represented the US at the Paris Universal Exposition of 1878, &c.