Hinton Rowan Helper Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a holograph copy of Helper's 1882 Last Will and Testament and a 1946 letter written by Hattie Thompson describing the Helper family.
- 1882 - 1946
Biographical / Historical
Hinton Rowan Helper (1829-1909) was an abolitionist author most famous for his book The Impending Crisis of the South. Helper lived in Salisbury and Asheville, North Carolina, as well as in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Washington, DC. His brother Hanson Pinkney Helper lived in Davidson, North Carolina and operated the Helper Hotel.
2 folders (2 folders)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of William Vinson, 2000 and Hattie Thompson, 1946
Processed on 28-Jun-00
- Hinton Rowan Helper Collection
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