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The George B. Hugo Correspondence consists of his book Socialism: The Creed of Despair and 25 letters related to its publication.

George B. Hugo was born in 1866 in Massachusetts to French immigrants. Hugo married Jennie Saulsbury in 1888 in Boston and in 1893 a daughter they named Ruth was born. In Boston, Massachusetts, George worked as a merchant. In 1909 he published his book, Socialism: The Creed of Despair. The book is further described as a “Joint Debate in Faneuil Hall, March 22, 1909 between George B. Hugo, President Employers' Association of Massachusetts, Affirmative, and James F. Carey, State Secretary Socialist Party of Massachusetts.” Hugo died in 1925 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Government and Law, Languages and Literature, Social Life and Customs, Social Movements and Services


History | Law

Size of Collection

.1 linear feet

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Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0355

Hugo, George B., Collection, 1909-1919



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