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Collection Reference Number GLC02095.13
From Archive Folder Collection relating to Charles Sumner 
Title Charles Sumner to [Arnold] B. Johnson on the benefits of a good water closet
Date 5 October 1863
Author Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)  
Recipient Johnson, Arnold B.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description "The 'water-closet' is one of the gifts of modern civilization, & must always be taken into account when you select a house." Written to Johnson in Washington, D.C.
Subjects Science and Technology  Architecture  
People Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)  Johnson, A.B. (fl. 1863)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Health & Medicine; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information According to several sources, including Sumner's Memoir, Sumner had a secretary named Arnold B. Johnson.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945