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Collection Reference Number GLC05508.160
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1870s 
Title Charles Kingsley commenting on his pessimistic view of the future and his faith in God
Date 23 March 1872
Author Kingsley, Charles (1819-1875)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Kingsley disagrees with his correspondent's optimistic outlook on the world situation. He cites the increases in armaments and the re-extension of Papal power (after the first Vatican Council) in "our once Protestant and fruitful land" as reasons for his pessimistic view about the future. He fortifies himself with faith that God has ultimate control and wishes for Christ's return.
Subjects Religion  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Vatican  Catholicism  Weaponry  Military History  
People Kingsley, Charles (1819-1875)  
Place written Winchfield, England
Theme Reconstruction; Religion; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Notes: A typed note accompanying the document indicates that the book referred to in the letter is "At Last," published in 1871.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945