James Cooley Fletcher was an American Presbyterian minister who also served as a missionary in South America, particularly in Brazil. He travelled extensively throughout Brazil and in 1867 he co-wrote a book on the country and its people. He befriended the Emperor Dom Pedro and also influenced Brazilian politicians to bring about several socio-economic reforms in the country. After several trips to Brazil over a period of almost 20 years he was nominated consul at Oporto in Portugal and later worked as a missionary in Naples.
|Title:||Letter from James Cooley Fletcher|
|Description:||In this seven page personal letter to Sampson Low, James Cooley Fletcher writes quite a lot about wine and the bottles he sent for the Lows' 50th wedding anniversary. He also refers to the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Rev James Hamilton (author of hymns) as well as quoting one of John Greenleaf Whittier's psalms.|
|Address:||Consulate of the USA, Opurto, Portugal|
|Physical description:||Sampson Low Letters, Volume 1, 7 pages|
|Types of letter:||Personal; Comments about another client, author, artist or work etc.|
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