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William Elder (1806–1885)

Elder, William. An American miscellaneous writer; born in Somerset, PA, July 23, 1806; died in Washington, DC, April 5, 1885. Prior to the Civil War he was well known as an abolitionist, a forceful writer, and an eloquent speaker. His publications include: ‘Periscopics’ (1854); ‘The Enchanted Beauty’ (1855); ‘Life of Dr. E. K. Kane’ (1857); ‘Questions of the Day’ (1871); and ‘Conversations on Political Economy’ (1882).