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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 49

20. A Christian Philanthropist. A Sketch of the Life of Mr. Daniel Hand, and of His Benefaction to the American Missionary Association for the Education of the Colored People in the Southern States of America (New York: American Missionary Association, 1889). (31 p.)

Biographical sketch of a northern business man who went south before the Civil War and made a fortune, much of which he gave to the American Missionary Association for the education of African Americans in the South. At the time, his gift of more than a million dollars in interest-bearing securities was the largest bequest by a living donor in the history of the country.