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The liberator. v.1:no.12(1831:Mar.19)

The liberator. v.1:no.12(1831:Mar.19)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Letter from Sarah Moore Grimkè, Brookline, [Massachusetts], to Elizabeth Pease Nichol, 1837 Dec[ember] 18

Letter from Sarah Moore Grimkè, Brookline, [Massachusetts], to Elizabe...

Sarah Moore Grimkè writes to Elizabeth Pease Nichol regarding the books and pamphlets she has sent her and her "English sisters." She discusses emancipation in the West Indies and the anti-slavery cause in Grea... More

Letter from Charles Sumner, [Boston, Massachusetts], to Maria Weston Chapman, 1842 Nov[ember] 30

Letter from Charles Sumner, [Boston, Massachusetts], to Maria Weston C...

Charles Sumner writes to Maria Weston Chapman in regards to fugitive slaves. He writes, "It may not be deemed expedient for the bar to adopt a rule according to which each member shall refuse his professional a... More

Letter from John Rand, Milton, [Massachusetts], to Samuel May, 1850 Feb[ruary] 16th

Letter from John Rand, Milton, [Massachusetts], to Samuel May, 1850 Fe...

John Rand writes to Samuel May describing the visit of Lucy Stone to Milford and a lecture she delivered in the town. Rand reports that Stone "found with us a cordial welcome" and was introduced to the meeting ... More

Letter from Elizabeth Swan Mawson, Ashfield, Gateshead on Tyne, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, Aug[u]st 21st, 1877
Letter from Mary Anne Rawson, Sheffield, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1877 July 11

Letter from Mary Anne Rawson, Sheffield, [England], to William Lloyd G...

Mary A. Rawson writes to William Lloyd Garrison expressing her gratitude for Garrison's "great kindnes" in coming to visit her. Rawson discusses her "five large volumes of autographs and portraits" which includ... More

Letter from Giles Badger Stebbins, Rochester, N[ew] Y[ork], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1852 June 5t

Letter from Giles Badger Stebbins, Rochester, N[ew] Y[ork], to William...

Giles B. Stebbins writes to William Lloyd Garrison sending him an obituary (not included) "of our much loved friend Susan R. Doty." Stebbins recalls that Garrison visited "her pleasant home a year since with Ge... More

Letter from Mary Anne Rawson, Sheffield, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1877 July 5

Letter from Mary Anne Rawson, Sheffield, [England], to William Lloyd G...

Mary A. Rawson writes to William Lloyd Garrison accepting his invitation to call on her. Rawson informs Garrison that there are many trains available to reach Sheffield and if he notifies her what time he shoul... More

Letter from Susan Taber, New Bedford, [Massachusetts], to Deborah Weston, 1838 [May] 22

Letter from Susan Taber, New Bedford, [Massachusetts], to Deborah West...

[Susan Taber?] writes to Debora Weston in regards the anti-slavery society preparing materials for a sale to raise funds. She writes of her surprise for the news of Angelina E. Grimke's marriage to Theodore T. ... More

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe, [Andover, Massachusetts], to Phillips, Sampson & Company, [1856] July 13

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe, [Andover, Massachusetts], to Philli...

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes to Mr. Phillips of Phillips, Sampson & Company in regards to her publishing deadline for her next anti-slavery novel "Dred." She writes, "Between now & the 30th are only about 12 wo... More

Letter from Mary Anne Rawson, Sheffield, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1877 July 11

Letter from Mary Anne Rawson, Sheffield, [England], to William Lloyd G...

Mary A. Rawson writes to William Lloyd Garrison expressing her gratitude for Garrison's "great kindnes" in coming to visit her. Rawson discusses her "five large volumes of autographs and portraits" which includ... More

Letter from Henry Egbert Benson, Providence, [Rhode Island], to Willaim Lloyd Garrison and Isaac Knapp, 1832 Nov[ember] 23d

Letter from Henry Egbert Benson, Providence, [Rhode Island], to Willai...

Henry Egbert Benson writes to William Lloyd Garrison and Isaac Knapp acknowledging the recipt of their circular and assuring them that "the Liberator shall never go down for want of support as long as there is ... More

Letter from George Waters, Holden, [Massachusetts], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1838 Jan[uar]y 22

Letter from George Waters, Holden, [Massachusetts], to Amos Augustus P...

George Waters write Amos A. Phelps about the sentiments of several ministers in the vicinity of Holden, concerning anti-slavery. He writes of Revered Alisha Scanson of Southborough who "professed himself Anti-S... More

Letter from Mrs. Mary Welsh, Montpelier, Edinburgh, [Scotland], to Maria Weston Chapman, May 15th, 1845

Letter from Mrs. Mary Welsh, Montpelier, Edinburgh, [Scotland], to Mar...

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Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Glasgow, [Scotland], to Henry Clarke Wright, Sept. 23, 1846
Grand celebration : In mass meeting, on Independence Day : the managers of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society have made arrangements for a grand celebration.. in the.. grove, at Abington.. : Edmund Quincy, Sec'y. Francis Jackson, Pres.

Grand celebration : In mass meeting, on Independence Day : the manager...

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Letter from Joseph Lupton, Leeds, [England], to Samuel May, November 8th, 1849

Letter from Joseph Lupton, Leeds, [England], to Samuel May, November 8...

Lupton informs May that he is sending a box of contributions for the Anti-Slavery Fair. He apologizes for its small size, saying that there are so many other charitable demands on the people of Leeds that the a... More

Letter from John Goings, New Bedford, [Massachusetts], to Samuel May, [18]52 Sept[ember] 28th

Letter from John Goings, New Bedford, [Massachusetts], to Samuel May, ...

John Gorings writes to Samuel May reporting that they "had a very interesting meeting here on Sunday last and [a] very crowded house all day," however "a great many were disappointed in not hearing Miss [Sallie... More

Letter from James Miller M'Kim, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1853 Oct[ober] 18

Letter from James Miller M'Kim, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to Mary ...

James Miller McKim writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his voyage back to the U.S. with Richard Davis Webb and of his time in New York before his return to Philadelphia. He writes of his editor of the "Pen... More

West india emancipation : celebration at Framingham.

West india emancipation : celebration at Framingham.

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Letter from Mary Anne Rawson, Sheffield, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1877 July 5

Letter from Mary Anne Rawson, Sheffield, [England], to William Lloyd G...

Mary A. Rawson writes to William Lloyd Garrison accepting his invitation to call on her. Rawson informs Garrison that there are many trains available to reach Sheffield and if he notifies her what time he shoul... More

Letter from Eliza Wingham and Jane Wingham, Glasgow, [Scotland], to William Lloyd Garrison, [18]77 [August] 21

Letter from Eliza Wingham and Jane Wingham, Glasgow, [Scotland], to Wi...

Eliza Wigham and her stepmother, Jane Wigham, write to William Lloyd Garrison expressing their regret that although they cannot be "present at the gathering of friends tomorrow in Liverpool" they wish to thank ... More

Letter from Mary Brady, Leavy Greave, Sheffield, [England], to Maria Weston Chapman, Dec'r 30th, 1846

Letter from Mary Brady, Leavy Greave, Sheffield, [England], to Maria W...

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Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garrison, Dec[ember] 29 1850

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garr...

Samuel Joseph May writes William Lloyd Garrison inviting him to the antislavery convention to take place on January 7-9, and requests that should Garrison be unable to attend that he assist May in persuading Ge... More

Letter from Mary Anne Rawson, Sheffield, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1877 July 11

Letter from Mary Anne Rawson, Sheffield, [England], to William Lloyd G...

Mary A. Rawson writes to William Lloyd Garrison expressing her gratitude for Garrison's "great kindnes" in coming to visit her. Rawson discusses her "five large volumes of autographs and portraits" which includ... More

Silhouette of Mrs. Maria Weston Chapman, [ca. 1830]

Silhouette of Mrs. Maria Weston Chapman, [ca. 1830]

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The liberator. v.1:no.18(1831:Apr.30)

The liberator. v.1:no.18(1831:Apr.30)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Letter from James Forten, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1832 May 6th

Letter from James Forten, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to William Llo...

James Forten writes to William Lloyd Garrison discussing a work Garrison is about to publish (likely his "Thoughts on African Colonization"), sharing his hope that it "may be the means of opposing, in full, the... More

Letter from Mary Rotch, New Bedford, [Massachusetts], to Maria Weston Chapman, 1843 Nov[ember] 5

Letter from Mary Rotch, New Bedford, [Massachusetts], to Maria Weston ...

Mary Rotch writes to Maria Weston Chapman replying to an appeal for money. She sends only $5 because she doesn't approve of some of the anti-slavery lectures. She writes, "I understand that much of the product ... More

Five sermons by Theodore Parker, 1858 Jan[uary] 10 -Fe[bruary] 7

Five sermons by Theodore Parker, 1858 Jan[uary] 10 -Fe[bruary] 7

Theodore Parker writes a sermon on January 10, 1858 titled, "Evidences of God in the World of Matter." Theodore Parker writes a sermon on January 17, 1858 titled, "Evidences of God in the World of Man." Theodor... More

Today Massachusetts erects the statue of Daniel Webster

Today Massachusetts erects the statue of Daniel Webster

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Letter from Elizabeth Swan Mawson, Ashfield, [England], to Francis Jackson Garrison, July 26 - 1877

Letter from Elizabeth Swan Mawson, Ashfield, [England], to Francis Jac...

Elizabeth Swan Mawson writes Francis Jackson Garrison that the "proof copies" of photographs taken by H. S. Mendelssohn have arrived, and forwards these to Garrison for his review and pleasure. Mawson expresses... More

Letter from Sydney Howard Gay, New York, to Samuel May, June 17, '46

Letter from Sydney Howard Gay, New York, to Samuel May, June 17, '46

Gay acknowledges May's contribution to the American Anti-Slavery Society. He commends May's success in providing subscribers. He gives instructions concerning the forwarding of money, payment of postage, and ha... More

Letter from Jacon Merrill Manning, Boston, [Mass.] to William Lloyd Garrison, Jan[uary] 8, 1861

Letter from Jacon Merrill Manning, Boston, [Mass.] to William Lloyd Ga...

Jacob Merrill Manning notifies William Lloyd Garrison that he was visited that morning by a Mr. Hayward, a "gentleman connected with the Liberator", whom Manning gave his permission to list him among the speake... More

Letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton, New York, [New York], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1864 April 22

Letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton, New York, [New York], to William L...

Elizabeth Cady Stanton writes to William Lloyd Garrison asking him to "help break in pieces this matron's 'Golden Calf' Abraham Lincoln", as she challenges a woman's claim that Garrison supports Lincoln for ree... More

Letter from Thomas Cushman Buddington, Leyden, Mass, to William Lloyd Garrison, Mar[ch] 24, 1877
Letter from Joseph Cassey, Philad[elphi]a, [Pennsylvania], to William Lloyd Garrison and Isaac Knapp, 1834 Feb[ruar]y 15th

Letter from Joseph Cassey, Philad[elphi]a, [Pennsylvania], to William ...

Joseph Cassey writes to William Lloyd Garrison and Isaac Knapp "with much satisfaction" after seeing Arnold Buffum listed as the general agent for the Liberator in Pennsylvania in the last issue of the Liberato... More

Letter from Francis Mary Harris Robbins, Brush Hill, Milton, [Massachusetts], to Anne Warren Weston, 1843 November 1

Letter from Francis Mary Harris Robbins, Brush Hill, Milton, [Massachu...

Frances Mary (Harris) Robbins writes to Anne Warren Weston in regards to being anxious for news in her country solitude. Her society met last night at Dr. Palmer's, " and a very good time we had." Dr. Palmer di... More

Letter from Joseph Lupton, Scarborough, Yorkshire, [England], to Samuel May, October 16th / '51

Letter from Joseph Lupton, Scarborough, Yorkshire, [England], to Samue...

Lupton says that he has shipped two boxes of contributions from Leeds for the anti-slavery fair. He gives a brief account of the contents of the boxes and speaks particularly of a screen. Lupton also informs Ma... More

Letter from Mary Botham Howitt, West Hill Lodge, Highgate, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, Nov. 2, [1864]

Letter from Mary Botham Howitt, West Hill Lodge, Highgate, [England], ...

Botham Howitt sends a letter of greeting to Garrison delivered by an American whose acquaintance she has made, a Mr. Framingham. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Letter from Emma Perkins Forbes, [Milton, Massachusetts], to Maria Weston Chapman, 1841 Dec[ember] 27

Letter from Emma Perkins Forbes, [Milton, Massachusetts], to Maria Wes...

Emma Perkins Forbes writes to Maria Weston Chapman in regards to giving Maria $100 instead of the enclosed ten if she could, but that she cannot join her in her public interests. She reads and hears little on t... More

Copy of letter from Amos Augustus Phelps, New York, to Rufus Anderson, March 9, 1835

Copy of letter from Amos Augustus Phelps, New York, to Rufus Anderson,...

A.A. Phelps writes to Rufus Anderson about the article Anderson published in the Missionary Herald, entitled “Extract from a communication of Doct. Hall to the Maryland Colonization Society.” Supplying informat... More

Letter from John Quincy Adams Edgell, West Newbury, to Amos Augustus Phelps and John Gulliver, May 13 1839

Letter from John Quincy Adams Edgell, West Newbury, to Amos Augustus P...

John Quincy Adams Edgell and G. B. Penny write to the pastor of the Free Church of Boston regarding a meeting to be held in the Centre Church regarding the installation of J. A. Martyn as pastor of the Centre C... More

Partial journal entries by Anne Warren Weston, Friday 14 [through] Monday 18 [Sept. 1849?]

Partial journal entries by Anne Warren Weston, Friday 14 [through] Mon...

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Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe, Andover, [Massachusetts], to William Lloyd Garrison, [1853] Dec[ember] 22nd

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe, Andover, [Massachusetts], to Willia...

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes to William Lloyd Garrison suggesting "a set of anti-slavery lectures [be held] in Boston this winter similar to that in New York and Worcester." Stowe offers to pay "the expenses of... More

Letter from William P. Powell, Liverpool, [England], to Samuel May, April 5th, 1854

Letter from William P. Powell, Liverpool, [England], to Samuel May, Ap...

Powell speaks strongly against the pro-slavery Americans he has seen on the ships in Liverpool Harbor. He tells May that "American liberty is a mockery, British liberty is an existing fact." Powell likens Frede... More

Letter from George Douglas Campbell Argyll, Argyll Lodge, Kensington, [London, England], to William Lloyd Garrison, [18]67 June 19

Letter from George Douglas Campbell Argyll, Argyll Lodge, Kensington, ...

In this letter to William Lloyd Garrison, the Duke of Argyll invites him, along with his son and daughter, to have breakfast at their house the following morning. The letter states that if the 10am breakfast is... More

The liberator. v.5:no.33(1835:Aug.15)

The liberator. v.5:no.33(1835:Aug.15)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The liberator. v.4:no.13(1834:Mar.29)

The liberator. v.4:no.13(1834:Mar.29)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, [Mass.], to George William Benson, Oct. 20, 1837
Letter from Joseph Lupton, Scarborough, Yorkshire, [England], to Samuel May, October 16th / '51

Letter from Joseph Lupton, Scarborough, Yorkshire, [England], to Samue...

Lupton says that he has shipped two boxes of contributions from Leeds for the anti-slavery fair. He gives a brief account of the contents of the boxes and speaks particularly of a screen. Lupton also informs Ma... More

Letter from Mary Carpenter, Bristol, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, Mar[ch] 5. [18]77

Letter from Mary Carpenter, Bristol, [England], to William Lloyd Garri...

Mary Carpenter informs William Lloyd Garrison of her pleasure at having learned from Harriet Lupton of Garrison's proposal to visit England. Carpenter states her hopes that Garrison will pay them an early visit... More

Letter from Mary Anne Rawson, Sheffield, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1877 July 11

Letter from Mary Anne Rawson, Sheffield, [England], to William Lloyd G...

Mary A. Rawson writes to William Lloyd Garrison expressing her gratitude for Garrison's "great kindnes" in coming to visit her. Rawson discusses her "five large volumes of autographs and portraits" which includ... More

Letter from Thomas Hughes, Lincoln's Inn, 3 Old Square, London, to William Lloyd Garrison, Sept. 9 / [18]64

Letter from Thomas Hughes, Lincoln's Inn, 3 Old Square, London, to Wil...

Hughes writes Garrison to offer his congratuations & respects concerning Garrison's support of Abraham Lincoln's re-election, & denounces those within the American Abolition movement which have broken with Garr... More

Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Francis Jackson Garrison, Nov. 3, 1869
Letter from Mary Anne Rawson, Sheffield, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1877 July 11

Letter from Mary Anne Rawson, Sheffield, [England], to William Lloyd G...

Mary A. Rawson writes to William Lloyd Garrison expressing her gratitude for Garrison's "great kindnes" in coming to visit her. Rawson discusses her "five large volumes of autographs and portraits" which includ... More

Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society expense account of A. A. Phelps for the quarter ending April 1st 1838 and various receipts

Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society expense account of A. A. Phelps for...

An itemized expense account, with the receipt signed by A.A. Phelps on April 10 1838, and three additional receipts: (1) for payment made by "New England Anti-Slavery Society" to “Dutton & Wentworth, Dr.” for a... More

Letter from Mary Anne Rawson, Sheffield, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1877 July 11

Letter from Mary Anne Rawson, Sheffield, [England], to William Lloyd G...

Mary A. Rawson writes to William Lloyd Garrison expressing her gratitude for Garrison's "great kindnes" in coming to visit her. Rawson discusses her "five large volumes of autographs and portraits" which includ... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Brooklyn, [Connecticut], to William Lloyd Garrison, Brooklyn, [Connecticut]

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Brooklyn, [Connecticut], to William Llo...

Samuel Joseph May writes to William Lloyd Garrison thanking him for sending "the present of 50 copies" of his Discourse and encouraging him to visit Brooklyn sometime during the month. He then discusses his new... More

Printed calling card, 38 Summer Street, Dorchester

Printed calling card, 38 Summer Street, Dorchester

This item contains an unidentified visiting card found among Samuel May Jr.’s letters. It announces the time and place of a meeting to be held in the unnamed sender’s home in Dorchester. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The liberator. v.3:no.41(1833:Oct.12)

The liberator. v.3:no.41(1833:Oct.12)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Letter from James Cropper, Liverpool, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1834 [May] 17th

Letter from James Cropper, Liverpool, [England], to William Lloyd Garr...

James Cropper writes to William Lloyd Garrison after receiving a bound volume of the Liberator for 1833 and telling him that he had subscribed through Joseph Sturge to receive the Liberator regularly. He then p... More

Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society expense account of A. A. Phelps from March 1st to June 1st 1838, and additional financial document

Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society expense account of A. A. Phelps fro...

An itemized expense account and receipt, signed by A. A. Phelps on August 13, 1838, and a note requesting that the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society pay J. E. Fuller or the bearer of the note $23 and charge th... More

Letter from William Smeal, Glasgow, [Scotland], to William Lloyd Garrison, [18]40 [August] 1

Letter from William Smeal, Glasgow, [Scotland], to William Lloyd Garri...

William Smeal writes to William Lloyd Garrison informing him that William Adam has learned from Charles Lenox Remond that "R[alph] R. Gurley & a Coloured [sic] female named Ela, have just arrived in Liverpool."... More

Letter from John Howard Hinton, [London], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 3 July / 43

Letter from John Howard Hinton, [London], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 3 J...

John Howard Hinton invites Amos A. Phelps to breakfast. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Letter from John Rand, Milton, [Massachusetts], to Samuel May, 1850 Feb[ruary] 16th

Letter from John Rand, Milton, [Massachusetts], to Samuel May, 1850 Fe...

John Rand writes to Samuel May describing the visit of Lucy Stone to Milford and a lecture she delivered in the town. Rand reports that Stone "found with us a cordial welcome" and was introduced to the meeting ... More

Five sermons by Theodore Parker, 1858 Jan[uary] 10 -Fe[bruary] 7

Five sermons by Theodore Parker, 1858 Jan[uary] 10 -Fe[bruary] 7

Theodore Parker writes a sermon on January 10, 1858 titled, "Evidences of God in the World of Matter." Theodore Parker writes a sermon on January 17, 1858 titled, "Evidences of God in the World of Man." Theodor... More

Letter from Edmonia Lewis, Rome, to Maria Weston Chapman, May 3'd, [1868?]

Letter from Edmonia Lewis, Rome, to Maria Weston Chapman, May 3'd, [18...

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Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Rockledge, [Roxbury, Mass.], to Fanny Garrison Villard, Jan. 1, 1874
Receipted bills to the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society from Amos Augustus Phelps and Nathaniel Greene

Receipted bills to the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society from Amos Au...

The item includes two receipted bills. One is an $8.68 bill issued to Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society by Nathaniel Greene for letter postage, newspapers and boxes. An approval for the payment was signed on t... More

Letter from Joseph Lupton, Scarborough, Yorkshire, [England], to Samuel May, October 16th / '51

Letter from Joseph Lupton, Scarborough, Yorkshire, [England], to Samue...

Lupton says that he has shipped two boxes of contributions from Leeds for the anti-slavery fair. He gives a brief account of the contents of the boxes and speaks particularly of a screen. Lupton also informs Ma... More

Letter from Oliver Johnson, [New York, N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garrison, Sept[ember] 7, 1870

Letter from Oliver Johnson, [New York, N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garriso...

Oliver Johnson inquires if William Lloyd Garrison is quite certain that he had not been paid for one of his articles published in the Independent, as Johnson states that the accounting ledgers show that a check... More

Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society expense account of A. A. Phelps for the quarter ending April 1st 1838 and various receipts

Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society expense account of A. A. Phelps for...

An itemized expense account, with the receipt signed by A.A. Phelps on April 10 1838, and three additional receipts: (1) for payment made by "New England Anti-Slavery Society" to “Dutton & Wentworth, Dr.” for a... More

Promissory notes from Harriet Beecher Stowe

Promissory notes from Harriet Beecher Stowe

This series of five notes from Mrs. Stowe read, "I promise to pay" the Anti-Slavery Fair [a sum of money]. There is also a computation of the amounts in the hand of Samuel May that is titled, "Due Bills, Bazaar... More

Letter from Angelina Emily Grimkè, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Queen of Great Britain, Victoria, 1837 [October] 26

Letter from Angelina Emily Grimkè, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Queen o...

Sarah Moore Grimkè and Angelina Emily Grimkè write to Queen Victoria regarding human rights and slavery.They discuss their upbringing in Charleston, South Carolina and discuss the rise of anti-slavery societies... More

Letter from Theodore Parker, W[est] Roxbury, [Massachusetts], to Convers Francis, [18]43 April 5

Letter from Theodore Parker, W[est] Roxbury, [Massachusetts], to Conve...

Theodore Parker writes to Convers Francis in regards to a visit he received from the devil who told him that his letter "was full of sneers and sarcasms and you believed it all." He wonders if E[lizabeth]. P[al... More

Letter from Giles Badger Stebbins, Rochester, N[ew] Y[ork], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1852 June 5t

Letter from Giles Badger Stebbins, Rochester, N[ew] Y[ork], to William...

Giles B. Stebbins writes to William Lloyd Garrison sending him an obituary (not included) "of our much loved friend Susan R. Doty." Stebbins recalls that Garrison visited "her pleasant home a year since with Ge... More

Today Massachusetts erects the statue of Daniel Webster

Today Massachusetts erects the statue of Daniel Webster

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Incomplete letter from C. G. Olds, Hampton, N.H., to Lydia Maria Child, Jan. 24 1863

Incomplete letter from C. G. Olds, Hampton, N.H., to Lydia Maria Child...

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Letter from Thodore Dwight Weld and Angelina Emily Grimke, to William Lloyd Garrison

Letter from Thodore Dwight Weld and Angelina Emily Grimke, to William ...

Theodore and Angelina Grimke Weld write William Lloyd Garrison expressing their wish that Garrison attend and speak at the funeral of Sarah Grimke, who passed away December 23, 1873. They include a typeset circ... More

William Lloyd Garrison, half-length portrait, seated, facing front, age thirty, [1885?]

William Lloyd Garrison, half-length portrait, seated, facing front, ag...

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Extracts from letter from Anne Warren Weston, Poplar Street, Boston, to Caroline Weston, Nov. 12th, 1848

Extracts from letter from Anne Warren Weston, Poplar Street, Boston, t...

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Letter from Joseph Lupton, Leeds, [England], to Samuel May, October 31 / 50

Letter from Joseph Lupton, Leeds, [England], to Samuel May, October 31...

Lupton announces a shipment of articles for the Anti-Slavery Fair. He says that the Leeds Quakers support the Philadelphia Bazaar. Lupton tells May that he thinks William Lloyd Garrison ought to be more careful... More

Letter from Augustus Hesse, Camp, 9th Mass. Battery, Centreville, Va., to Deborah Weston, May 27th, 1863

Letter from Augustus Hesse, Camp, 9th Mass. Battery, Centreville, Va.,...

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Notes by Samuel May, [18--] - Public domain correspondence manuscripts

Notes by Samuel May, [18--] - Public domain correspondence manuscripts

May's apparent draft of a eulogy for Charles Calistus Burleigh is written on the inside of two opened envelopes. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Downfall of abolition, anti-slavery movement

Downfall of abolition, anti-slavery movement

This illustration in ink, titled "Downfall of abolition," depicts the anti-Garrison riot which occurred in Boston on October 21, 1835. It shows the rioters removing the sign from the Anti-Slavery Office and con... More

Letter from Edwin M. Gilbert, Columbia, to Amos Augustus Phelps, Decem 28th 1826

Letter from Edwin M. Gilbert, Columbia, to Amos Augustus Phelps, Decem...

In his letter to Amos A. Phelps, Edwin M. Gilbert expresses his approval of Phelps’s choice of profession in ministry. He relates some news around Lebanon, Conn. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Envelope from Maria Webb, Belfast, [Ireland], to Maria Weston Chapman, M[a]r[ch] 3, 1847

Envelope from Maria Webb, Belfast, [Ireland], to Maria Weston Chapman,...

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Letter from John Rand, Milton, [Massachusetts], to Samuel May, 1850 Feb[ruary] 16th

Letter from John Rand, Milton, [Massachusetts], to Samuel May, 1850 Fe...

John Rand writes to Samuel May describing the visit of Lucy Stone to Milford and a lecture she delivered in the town. Rand reports that Stone "found with us a cordial welcome" and was introduced to the meeting ... More

Anti-slavery celebration : First of August : anniversary of West India emancipation : the managers of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society announce.. a mass celebration.. in Worcester.. Friday, August 1st

Anti-slavery celebration : First of August : anniversary of West India...

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Letter from Caroline Atherton Mason, Fitchburg, Mass, to William Lloyd Garrison, June 29, [18]62

Letter from Caroline Atherton Mason, Fitchburg, Mass, to William Lloyd...

Caroline A. Mason forwards to William Lloyd Garrison a hymn to be sung at the anti-slavery "Gathering", as she doubts her ability to attend. Mason directs Garrison to have this hymn sang or suppressed as his di... More

Letter from George Thompson, Rochester, N[ew] Y[ork], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1864 Ap[ril] 26

Letter from George Thompson, Rochester, N[ew] Y[ork], to William Lloyd...

George Thompson writes to William Lloyd Garrison reporting that his last lecture in Rochester "was well received." He also says that he spoke to Frederick Douglass after the meeting and he will lecture again th... More

Song lyrics: "The War Song," from Edmund Quincy, Dedham, [Massachusetts], to William Lloyd Garrison, [1867 February 16]

Song lyrics: "The War Song," from Edmund Quincy, Dedham, [Massachusett...

Edmund Quincy sent this antislavery song of three stanzas, repeating the words "Reform! Reform!" after each one, to William Lloyd Garrison. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Wrapping paper relating to the memoir of Samuel Joseph May from Samuel May, [after 1871]

Wrapping paper relating to the memoir of Samuel Joseph May from Samuel...

This manuscript is a piece of paper that Samuel May wrapped around the papers relating to the memoir for his cousin, Samuel Joseph May, who "died at Syracuse, N.Y. July 1, 1871." Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Letter from Enoch Lewis, Philadelphia, [Pa.], to William Lloyd Garrison, Sept[ember] 8. 1877

Letter from Enoch Lewis, Philadelphia, [Pa.], to William Lloyd Garriso...

Enoch Lewis states his pleasure that Francis Jackson Garrison was able to visit England, and offers his congratulations to his Garrison and his father on their safe return. Lewis states that he has been told by... More

Letter from Charles Marriott, Hudson, N[ew] Y[ork], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1837 [December] 21st

Letter from Charles Marriott, Hudson, N[ew] Y[ork], to William Lloyd G...

Charles Marriott writes to William Lloyd Garrison sending him ten dollars to pay for a number of Liberator subscriptions. He then comments on recent events like the Clerical Appeal as causing him "sadness & som... More

Letter from Charles Marriott, Hudson, N[ew] Y[ork], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1837 [December] 21st

Letter from Charles Marriott, Hudson, N[ew] Y[ork], to William Lloyd G...

Charles Marriott writes to William Lloyd Garrison sending him ten dollars to pay for a number of Liberator subscriptions. He then comments on recent events like the Clerical Appeal as causing him "sadness & som... More

Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society expense account of A. A. Phelps for the quarter ending April 1st 1838 and various receipts

Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society expense account of A. A. Phelps for...

An itemized expense account, with the receipt signed by A.A. Phelps on April 10 1838, and three additional receipts: (1) for payment made by "New England Anti-Slavery Society" to “Dutton & Wentworth, Dr.” for a... More

Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society expense account of A. A. Phelps for the quarter ending April 1st 1838 and various receipts

Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society expense account of A. A. Phelps for...

An itemized expense account, with the receipt signed by A.A. Phelps on April 10 1838, and three additional receipts: (1) for payment made by "New England Anti-Slavery Society" to “Dutton & Wentworth, Dr.” for a... More

Letter from Mary Anne Rawson, Sheffield, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, October 15, 1878

Letter from Mary Anne Rawson, Sheffield, [England], to William Lloyd G...

Mary Anne Rawson writes William Lloyd Garrison a few words concerning their recently-deceased mutual friend, George Thompson. Rawson states that despite her sense that "this poor earth seems the poorer" in Thom... More

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