A DISCOURSE COMMEMORATIVE OF THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF LUCIUS DUNCAN OLMSTED, DELIVERED IN THE NEW ENGLAND CHURCH, CHICAGO, MARCH 23, 1862, BY...PROFESSOR IN CHICAGO THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.

Chicago: Jameson & Morse, 1862. Original printed wrappes, stitched, 23pp. Near Fine. Born in New Haven, Olmsted died before he was 35 years old. The pamphlet nicely displays the prevalent moral ambivalence toward business enterprise: "Step by step his business and his gains enlarged, by the law of strict integrity, diligence, and enterprise, till his early death found him in the midst of extensive and responsible moneyed operations...As a business man, while he was ardent and scheming, he was also thoroughly honorable, systematic and exact. But while as a business man he had a keen eye, I think he had never a hard heart." For a sketch of Bartlett's life, see DAB. FIRST EDITION. Ante-Fire Imprints 596. Item #9730

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