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Allan Pinkerton and Benjamin Franklin to F. B. Gowen, 1875-03-31
Communication encloses the report of James [McParlan] (alias James McKenna), who has been assigned to visit and report on the Molly Maguires. McParlan reports from Shenandoah City in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, where he has successfully infiltrated the organization, and the report covers the time period from 1875-03-06 to 1875-03-30. Among other updates on the organization's recent movements, McParlan mentions the preparations being made for St. Patrick's Day.
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--Social life and customsCoal miners--Labor unionsIrish American labor union members
Molly Maguires (Organization)
1 item (14 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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