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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Books ➔ Book, The Story of the Congo Free State

Identifier:
2019.1.88
Description:
Wack, Henry Wellington. The Story of the Congo Free State: Social, Political, and Economic Aspects of the Belgian System of Government in Central Africa. New York and London: Knickerbocker Press, 1905. 

The Story of the Congo Free State: Social, Political, and Economic Aspects of the Belgian System of Government in Central Africa was written by Henry Wellington Wack and was published by Knickerbocker Press in 1905. It is considered a culturally important piece of literature and has been reproduced due to its importance. 
Date:
1905
Materials:
Paper
Dimensions:
9.25"" h 6.5"" w 2"" d
Makers/Donors
Henry Wellington Wack
Henry Wellington Wack, born in 1875, was an American writer and attorney and was known for being an apologist for Leopold II's regime of the Congo Free State. He passed away in 1954. 

Ruth Herrick
Born on July 6, 1895 in Ohio, Ruth Herrick became known as one of the first women physicians in Michigan. She studied at the University of Chicago Medical College and at Blodgett Memorial Hospital. Afterwards she began her practice in 1931 in Grand Rapids. She was an avid collector and took a strong interest in archaeology, having lectured at the Greenfield Village Museum and wrote and published a book entitled "Greentown glass: the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company and allied manufacturers (1959)". In 1961 she cooperated with the Kent County Medical Society in compiling a historic medical collection. She retired in 1973 and later passed away after an automobile accident on June 7, 1974, with many of her assets bequeathed to the Public Museum.
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