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|H. Laughlin's letter to Baltimore Sun about getting data on C. Bruce for racial descent study of U.S. senators
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|The Harry H. Laughlin Papers, Truman State University,
Eugenics Research Association
Fifteenth Annual Meeting, Cold Spring Harbor, Saturday, June 25, 1927
President until June 1927
Frank L. Babbott
Secretary-Treasurer until June, 1928
Harry H. Laughlin
Until June, 1927
Frederick L. Hoffman
Until June, 1928
Charles B. Davenport
Until June, 1929
Mrs. Wortham James
Charles W. Burr
Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, N. Y.
March 28, 1927
Editor of the Baltimore Sun,
Dear Mr. Editor:
This Association is making a study of biographical and family history records of eminent men. Among others we are studying the United States Senate as a representative group of statesmen. We fail to find, either in the Congressional Record or Who's Who, a statement of the racial descent of Senator William C. Bruce. Doubtless, because of your wide acquaintance with the distinguished men of your community you have this information in hand.
We should be very grateful if you would be good enough to supply the data indicated on the bottom of this page, and return this sheet to my address.
Harry H. Laughlin,
Senator William Cabell Bruce.
European racial descent (such as English, Scotch, Irish, German, French) [dashed line]
One of the newpaper sketches which we have states that 'Senator Bruce traces his ancestry back to the Scottish hero Robert Bruce' - The Sun
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