Peter Force, Collector

  title={Peter Force, Collector},
  author={Louis Kaplan},
  journal={The Library Quarterly},
  pages={234 - 238}
T'he life of such a man as Peter Force, who died in Washington at the ripe old age of seventyseven years, was worth more to American letters and to human history than that of almost any forty of the generals and other notables, whose names are blazoned on the scroll of fame. Yet he was suffered to pass away with a brief "obituary notice" in the corners of the newspapers, while the names of ignorant and presumptuous nobodies, whom some accident had elevated into notoriety, filled the public eye… Expand
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