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Allan Pinkerton and Benjamin Franklin to F. B. Gowen, 1875-03-02
Communication encloses the report of James [McParlan] (alias James McKenna), who has been assigned to join and report on the Molly Maguires. McParlan reports from Shenandoah City in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Among other news, McParlan observes that general feeling is that the company had burned the East Norwegian Shaft in order to prejudice the public against the men on strike and that the local Catholic priest would not permit the Molly Maguires attending church in regalia on St. Patrick's Day. The report includes the time period from 1875-02-17 to 1875-02-26.
McParland, James P.
Gowen, Franklin B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1836-1889Pinkerton, Allan, 1819-1884Franklin, Benjamin, 1830-1901
Pinkerton's National Detective Agency
Secret societiesEmigration and immigration--Social aspectsUndercover operationsPrivate investigatorsCoal miners--Societies, etc.Coal miners--Labor unionsSabotage in the workplaceIndustrial relationsCoal miners--Social life and customs
Molly Maguires (Organization)
1 item (5 pages)
Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Reading Company records (Accession 1520)
Series III Subject Files, Box 1001, Folder 2
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Reading Company records (Accession 1520), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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