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Volume Listing > Volume 18 > Memoirs of William George Bruce: Seeing and Hearing Eminent Persons

Bruce, William George, 1856-1949; "Memoirs of William George Bruce: Seeing and Hearing Eminent Persons"


Memoirs of William George Bruce: Seeing and Hearing Eminent Persons: William George Bruce (1856-1949) recounts his career as an early newspaper man in Milwaukee and his encounters with famous persons. Bruce describes his meeting with Increase A. Lapham (1811-1875), Milwaukee inventor and creator of the weather-bureau system, and Peter Engelmann (1823-1874), educator and principal of the German-English Academy in Milwaukee. Bruce describes meeting several Milwaukee Mayors, including Harrison Ludington (1812-1891) and Emil Seidel (1864-1947), and his reactions to their demeanors and policy positions. Finally Bruce describes many local Milwaukee writers in the early 1900s. (14 pages)

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Citation: Bruce, William George, 1856-1949; "Memoirs of William George Bruce: Seeing and Hearing Eminent Persons" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 18 /Issue: 1 (1934-1935)

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