Books: Bishop's Junket

BISHOP WHIPPLE'S SOUTHERN DIARY 1843-1844—Edited by Lester B. Shippee —University of Minnesota Press ($3.50).

Except to churchmen, the name of Henry Benjamin Whipple now means little. But for almost 40 years this energetic, squarejawed, hard-traveling Episcopal bishop of Minnesota was a U. S. figure to be taken seriously: a man of affairs who exerted his influence from the poverty-stricken, remote frontier post of Faribault, Minn.; a missionary who was denounced by Senators and generals for his defense of the Indians after the Sioux Outbreak in 1862; an ecclesiastical leader who conferred with Queen Victoria...

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