Daily Archives: 26 May ’12

26 May 1862: “I was in Wilmington a few nights ago, and saw the famous blind Tom of whom you have seen articles in the papers.”

Item description: F. W. Bird, an uncle of lawyer and legislator Robert Winston, wrote to his sister about life at Camp Davis, his regiment, and most importantly about seeing enslaved black musician Blind Tom, who was an autistic musical savant … Continue reading

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