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This long-time rabbi at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel (Philadelphia) from 1949 to 1979 was the first Jewish chaplain to obtain flag rank in the U.S. armed forces when he was promoted to Rear Admiral in the Chaplains Corps in 1975, having entered the Navy in 1944; a noted historian of American Jewish history, he is best remembered for the 1951 classic "American Jewry in the Civil War." TLS, 1p, 8½" X 11", Philadelphia, PA, 1952 April 10. Addressed to CARL HAVERLIN (1899-1985), noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar, radio pioneer and president of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). Very good. Korn had asked Haverlin, a founding member of the Civil War Round Table of New York, to help him organize a Civil War Round Table or Lincoln Fellowship group in Philadelphia, but Haverlin wasn't available. "It's awfully good of you to suggest someone else from your group. I have never met Boyd Stutler [the John Brown scholar] but have had some correspondence with him. Fletcher Pratt, of course, I know by reputation. I am sure that either would do well, although I am not sure whether any one of them knows as well as you the organizational problems or the difficulty in creating programs." Handsome full signature. Haverlin's pencilled-but-erased notes on his response run down the right margin. Unusual Judaica item. Bookseller Inventory # 28250

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

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