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Letter from Thomas Drew, Boston, to Samuel May, Sept. 16, 1881

Letter from Thomas Drew, Boston, to Samuel May, Sept. 16, 1881

Drew encloses a death notice of Stephen Symonds Foster. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Letter from Abby Kelley Foster, Seneca Falls, [NY], to Maria Weston Chapman, Aug. 28, 1843
Letter from Sarah Pugh, Philad[elphia], [Penn.], to Maria Weston Chapman, 6/15 - [18]44
Letter from Sarah Pugh, Philad[elphia], [Penn.], to Maria Weston Chapman, 6/15 - [18]44
Letter from Sarah Pugh, Philad[elphia], [Penn.], to Maria Weston Chapman, 6/15 - [18]44
Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Cleveland, [Ohio], to Helen Eliza Garrison, Oct. 19, 1847
Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garrison, Feb[ruary] 11. 1851

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

Samuel Joseph May writes William Lloyd Garrison concerning a scheduling conflict which has left him in a dilemma. May states that, having received Garrison and George Thompson's assent to participate in his upc... More

Letter from William Doane, Charlton, [Massahusetts], to Samuel May, 1852 Sept[ember] 13

Letter from William Doane, Charlton, [Massahusetts], to Samuel May, 18...

William Doane writes to Samuel May suggesting that the meeting in Charlton not be postponed later than October 3 "for the reason that we have no means of warming the house if it should be cold weather." He tell... More

Letter from Seward Mitchell, Cornville, [Me.], to William Lloyd Garrison, [March 19 1855]

Letter from Seward Mitchell, Cornville, [Me.], to William Lloyd Garris...

Seward Mitchell laments to William Lloyd Garrison his impression that the abolitionist cause is making "but little or no advance" against slavery. Mitchell charges the American government with the responsibilit... More

Letter from Oliver Johnson, Anti-Slavery Office, New York, to Maria Weston Chapman, 31 Aug. 1859
Letter from Oliver Johnson, [New York, N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garrison, [May 25, 1865]

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

Johnson states that the "misrepresentation" of the Standard by Phillips at the anniversary meeting caused him "deep indignation", and accuses Phillips of having "taken his place as the leader of the anti-Garris... More

Letter from Beriah Green, Whitesboro, to Amos Augustus Phelps, Nov. 3. 1843

Letter from Beriah Green, Whitesboro, to Amos Augustus Phelps, Nov. 3....

In this letter to Amos A. Phelps, Beriah Green expresses his approval of Phelps’s course of action in England, and condemns Phelps’s opponents. Green criticizes certain prevalent sentiments in the English socie... More

Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, New Lyme, (Ohio), to Helen Eliza Garrison, Aug. 20, 1847
Letter from George Thompson, Waverly House, Rochester, N.Y, to Anne Warren Weston, Monday Evening, March 17, 1851
Letter from Richard Plumer, Newburyport, [Mass.], to William Lloyd Garrison, Oct[ober] 26th 1851

Letter from Richard Plumer, Newburyport, [Mass.], to William Lloyd Gar...

Richard Plumer inquires of William Lloyd Garrison his views concerning the morality of voting for government officials, and the reasons for why doing so would constitute a sin. Plumer inquires if the degree of ... More

Letter from Gerrit Smith, Peterboro, [New York], to William Lloyd Garrison, [18]62 Ap[ri]l 16

Letter from Gerrit Smith, Peterboro, [New York], to William Lloyd Garr...

In this letter to William Lloyd Garrison, Gerrit Smith writes he is pleased that Garrison had written him to explain "so fully & so satisfactorily in regard to what is reported you said from 20 to 25 years ago ... More

Letter from Abby Kelley Foster, Seneca Falls, [NY], to Maria Weston Chapman, Aug. 12, 1843
Letter from James Miller M'Kim, Phila[delphia, Pa.], to William Lloyd Garrison, March 2nd [1864]

Letter from James Miller M'Kim, Phila[delphia, Pa.], to William Lloyd ...

James Miller M'Kim writes William Lloyd Garrison informing him that he has received Garrison's letter concerning George Thompson, and that he is certain that he would be able to "raise something worth while for... More

A disturber of the peace by Amos Augustus Phelps, [ca. 1841?]

A disturber of the peace by Amos Augustus Phelps, [ca. 1841?]

This item contains Amos A. Phelps's account of how Stephan Symonds Foster, “an abolitionist of the Garrison school, & a disturber of the peace of the Abby-Folsom school,” caused trouble at the meeting of antisl... More

Letter from Anne Warren Weston, Chauncy Place, [Boston], to Caroline Weston and Deborah Weston, June 3'd, 1843, Sunday Morning
Letter from Stephen Symonds Foster, Worcester, [Mass.], to Samuel May, Aug. 3, 1856

Letter from Stephen Symonds Foster, Worcester, [Mass.], to Samuel May,...

Foster criticizes Charles C. Burleigh. He says that he has no objection to serving as an agent of the American Anti-Slavery Society and responds to a criticism of some remarks he made in a speech about the non-... More

Letter from Gerrit Smith, Peterboro, [New York], to William Lloyd Garrison, [18]62 March 26

Letter from Gerrit Smith, Peterboro, [New York], to William Lloyd Garr...

Gerrit Smith writes to William Lloyd Garrison passing along a letter (not included) that Smith says he should have. He lists the points he replied to [Theodore Dwight] Weld (in response to Weld's letter to Smit... More

Letter from Joseph W. Peckham, Easton, N.Y., to William Lloyd Garrison, [January] 12th 1875

Letter from Joseph W. Peckham, Easton, N.Y., to William Lloyd Garrison...

Joseph W. Peckham, who writes that he met William Lloyd Garrison at the Union Village convention in 1852 and at the subsequent Albany convention, informs William Lloyd Garrison of the "great pleasure" he experi... More

Letter from Oliver Johnson, New York, [N.Y.], to Samuel May, Jr., 17 May, 1865

Letter from Oliver Johnson, New York, [N.Y.], to Samuel May, Jr., 17 M...

Johnson writes May concerning his resignation from the National Anti-Slavery Standard. Johnson states that it was "cowardly and base in Phillips" to "deprive [him] by a trick of all opportunity" to defend himse... More

Letter from Maria Weston Chapman, Weymouth Landing, [Mass.], to Samuel May, March 15th, [1857?]
Letter from Anne Warren Weston, Summer Street, [Boston], to Deborah Weston, June 3, 1842
Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, [Mass.], to George William Benson, May 19, 1845
Letter from Edmund Quincy, Dedham, [Mass.], to Maria Weston Chapman, June 5, 1846
Letter from Abby Kelley Foster, Worcester, [Mass.], to Maria Weston Chapman, Dec. 17, [18]47
Letter from George Thompson, Rockton, Valley of the Mohawk, [NY], to Anne Warren Weston, Feb. 24, 1851, 1/2 p.[past] 9 a.m
Letter from William Henry Fish, Hopedale, [Massachusetts], to Samuel May, 1851 July 29th

Letter from William Henry Fish, Hopedale, [Massachusetts], to Samuel M...

In this letter to Samuel May, William Henry Fish discusses holding a meeting in the Burrillville, Rhode Island, area. Fish thinks it would be better to hold the meeting in South Douglas, Massachusetts, as it wo... More

Letter from William Henry Fish, Hopedale, [Massachusetts], to Samuel May, 1851 July 29th

Letter from William Henry Fish, Hopedale, [Massachusetts], to Samuel M...

In this letter to Samuel May, William Henry Fish discusses holding a meeting in the Burrillville, Rhode Island, area. Fish thinks it would be better to hold the meeting in South Douglas, Massachusetts, as it wo... More

Letter from G.B. Comstock, Pascoag, R[hode] I[sland], to Samuel May, 1852 Aug[ust] 29th

Letter from G.B. Comstock, Pascoag, R[hode] I[sland], to Samuel May, 1...

G.B. Comstock writes to Samuel May stating that if Stephen S. Foster and Abby Kelley Foster could not come to Pascoag on September 5th, they can postpone the meeting until the following week, saying "the 11th &... More

Letter from Maria Weston Chapman, Weymouth Landing, [Mass.], to Samuel May, March 15th, [1857?]
Letter from Richard Davis Webb, Greenfield, Kilgobbin, Co[unty] Dublin, to Maria Weston Chapman, Nov. 10, 1859
Letter from Gerrit Smith, Peterboro, [New York], to William Lloyd Garrison, [18]62 Ap[ri]l 16

Letter from Gerrit Smith, Peterboro, [New York], to William Lloyd Garr...

In this letter to William Lloyd Garrison, Gerrit Smith writes he is pleased that Garrison had written him to explain "so fully & so satisfactorily in regard to what is reported you said from 20 to 25 years ago ... More

Letter from James Miller M'Kim, Phila[delphia, Pa.], to William Lloyd Garrison, March 2nd [1864]

Letter from James Miller M'Kim, Phila[delphia, Pa.], to William Lloyd ...

James Miller M'Kim writes William Lloyd Garrison informing him that he has received Garrison's letter concerning George Thompson, and that he is certain that he would be able to "raise something worth while for... More

Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Roxbury, [Mass.], to Fanny Garrison Villard, Feb. 1, 1867
Letter from Abby Kelley Foster, Worcester, [Mass.], to Maria Weston Chapman, Dec. 17, [18]47
Letter from Abby Kelley Foster, Worcester, [Mass.], to Maria Weston Chapman, Mar[ch] 20, [18]48
Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Battle Creek, [Michigan], to Helen Eliza Garrison, Oct. 15, 1853
Letter from William Bolles, [New London, Connecticut], to Maria Weston Chapman, 1843 Aug[ust] 8

Letter from William Bolles, [New London, Connecticut], to Maria Weston...

William Bolles writes to Maria Weston Chapman in regards to thinking that the "Brotherhood of Thieves" as "eminently an anti-slavery work" which he wishes to see used in the service of the cause. He suggests pu... More

Letter from O.A. Bowe, Herkimer, New York, to Maria Weston Chapman, 1843 Dec[ember] 22

Letter from O.A. Bowe, Herkimer, New York, to Maria Weston Chapman, 18...

O.A. Bowe writes to Maria Weston Chapman in regards to reminder her of the "half-way promise" to send him "an original article, in verse" for his paper. Mr. [Wendell] Phillips has done a good work in Utica, whe... More

Letter from Oliver Johnson, Anti-Slavery Office, New York, to Maria Weston Chapman, 18 Aug. 1859
Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, [Mass.], to Samuel Joseph May, Sept. 28, 1860
Letter from Thomas Drew, Boston, to Samuel May, Sept. 16, 1881

Letter from Thomas Drew, Boston, to Samuel May, Sept. 16, 1881

Drew encloses a death notice of Stephen Symonds Foster. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Letter from Abby Kelley Foster, Cleveland, O[hio], to Maria Weston Chapman, Feb. 18, [18]46
Letter from Abby Kelley Foster, Worcester, [Mass.], to Maria Weston Chapman, Mar[ch] 20, [18]48
Letter from Clark Aldrich, Upton, [Massachusetts], to Samuel May, 1850 August 25th

Letter from Clark Aldrich, Upton, [Massachusetts], to Samuel May, 1850...

Clark Aldrich writes to Samuel May "on the subject of having an Anti Slavery Convention held in Upton." Aldrich says that while there may be some resistance to holding the meeting in the town, "we do think that... More

Letter from Oliver Johnson, Anti-Slavery Office, New York, to Maria Weston Chapman, 18 Aug. 1859
Letter from Oliver Johnson, New York, [N.Y.], to Samuel May, Jr., 17 May, 1865

Letter from Oliver Johnson, New York, [N.Y.], to Samuel May, Jr., 17 M...

Johnson writes May concerning his resignation from the National Anti-Slavery Standard. Johnson states that it was "cowardly and base in Phillips" to "deprive [him] by a trick of all opportunity" to defend himse... More

Antislavery work No. 2 by Samuel May, Jr., Summer, 1851

Antislavery work No. 2 by Samuel May, Jr., Summer, 1851

This document lists the locations of antislavery meetings (mostly Massachusetts towns) for every week from June 1 to September 28, 1851. Alongside each location, initials indicate which speakers were due to app... More

Letter from Wendell Phillips, [Boston, Massachusetts], to William Lloyd Garrison, [1845 June 8]

Letter from Wendell Phillips, [Boston, Massachusetts], to William Lloy...

Wendell Phillips writes to William Lloyd Garrison describing a meeting he attended in New Hampshire, which was conducted by Nathaniel Peabody Rogers. Phillips describes how the meeting was intended to discuss R... More

Letter from Maria Weston Chapman, Weymouth, [Mass.], to Samuel May, March 17, [1857?]
Letter from Maria Weston Chapman, Weymouth Landing, [Mass.], to Samuel May, March 15th, [1857?]
Letter from Edmund Quincy, Dedham, [Mass.], to Caroline Weston, July 9, 1843
Letter from Anne Warren Weston, [Boston], to Caroline Weston and Deborah Weston, Monday night. May 29, [1843?]
Letter from Jane Elizabeth Hitchcock, Salem, [Ohio], to Maria Weston Chapman, Oct. 16, [18]45
Letter from Anne Warren Weston, 39 Summer Street, [Boston], to Deborah Weston and Caroline Weston, January Thursday 23, 1845
Letter from Stephen Symonds Foster, Worcester, [Massachusetts], to Samuel May, 1850 Aug[ust] 13

Letter from Stephen Symonds Foster, Worcester, [Massachusetts], to Sam...

Stephen S. Foster writes to Samuel May sending him a bill for his "services at the six Conventions which I have attended, at your request." He asks May to give him the money when they meet next. Foster also dis... More

Letter from Samuel Fulton Clarke, Athol, [Massachusetts], to Samuel May, 1851 Sept[ember] 23d

Letter from Samuel Fulton Clarke, Athol, [Massachusetts], to Samuel Ma...

S.F. Clarke writes to Samuel May stressing that he "should be happy to introduce into my pulpit to speak on the subject of slavery" anyone May is connected with, except Stephen Symonds and Abby Kelley Foster. H... More

Letter from Seward Mitchell, Cornville, [Me.], to William Lloyd Garrison, [March 19 1855]

Letter from Seward Mitchell, Cornville, [Me.], to William Lloyd Garris...

Seward Mitchell laments to William Lloyd Garrison his impression that the abolitionist cause is making "but little or no advance" against slavery. Mitchell charges the American government with the responsibilit... More

Letter from Seward Mitchell, Cornville, [Me.], to William Lloyd Garrison, [March 19 1855]

Letter from Seward Mitchell, Cornville, [Me.], to William Lloyd Garris...

Seward Mitchell laments to William Lloyd Garrison his impression that the abolitionist cause is making "but little or no advance" against slavery. Mitchell charges the American government with the responsibilit... More

Letter from Seward Mitchell, Cornville, [Me.], to William Lloyd Garrison, [March 19 1855]

Letter from Seward Mitchell, Cornville, [Me.], to William Lloyd Garris...

Seward Mitchell laments to William Lloyd Garrison his impression that the abolitionist cause is making "but little or no advance" against slavery. Mitchell charges the American government with the responsibilit... More

Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Roxbury, [Mass.], to Oliver Johnson, Feb. 5, 1867
Letter from Joseph W. Peckham, Easton, N.Y., to William Lloyd Garrison, [January] 12th 1875

Letter from Joseph W. Peckham, Easton, N.Y., to William Lloyd Garrison...

Joseph W. Peckham, who writes that he met William Lloyd Garrison at the Union Village convention in 1852 and at the subsequent Albany convention, informs William Lloyd Garrison of the "great pleasure" he experi... More

Incomplete letter from Deborah Weston to Lucia Weston
Letter from Stephen Symonds Foster, Worcester, [Massachusetts], to Samuel May, 1850 Aug[ust] 13

Letter from Stephen Symonds Foster, Worcester, [Massachusetts], to Sam...

Stephen S. Foster writes to Samuel May sending him a bill for his "services at the six Conventions which I have attended, at your request." He asks May to give him the money when they meet next. Foster also dis... More

Letter from Stephen Symonds Foster, Worcester, [Mass.], to Samuel May, Aug. 3, 1856

Letter from Stephen Symonds Foster, Worcester, [Mass.], to Samuel May,...

Foster criticizes Charles C. Burleigh. He says that he has no objection to serving as an agent of the American Anti-Slavery Society and responds to a criticism of some remarks he made in a speech about the non-... More

Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Utica, [NY], to Helen Eliza Garrison, Tuesday noon, Feb. 17, 1857
Letter from Oliver Johnson, New York, [N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garrison, 22 July, 1859

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

Oliver Johnson requests that William Lloyd Garrison forward to him a copy of the account published in the Liberator of Garrison encounter with Aaron Burr, which Johnson wishes to include in his sketch of Garris... More

Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Roxbury, [Mass.], to Fanny Garrison Villard, Feb. 1, 1867
A disturber of the peace by Amos Augustus Phelps, [ca. 1841?]

A disturber of the peace by Amos Augustus Phelps, [ca. 1841?]

This item contains Amos A. Phelps's account of how Stephan Symonds Foster, “an abolitionist of the Garrison school, & a disturber of the peace of the Abby-Folsom school,” caused trouble at the meeting of antisl... More

Letter from Abby Kelley Foster, Garrettsville, [Ohio], Grange Co, to Maria Weston Chapman, July 17, 1845
Letter from Abby Kelley Foster, Worcester, [Mass.], to Maria Weston Chapman, Mar[ch] 20, [18]48
Letter from Oliver Johnson, [New York, N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garrison, [May 25, 1865]

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

Johnson states that the "misrepresentation" of the Standard by Phillips at the anniversary meeting caused him "deep indignation", and accuses Phillips of having "taken his place as the leader of the anti-Garris... More

Letter from James Miller M'Kim, Phila[delphia, Pa.], to William Lloyd Garrison, March 2nd [1864]

Letter from James Miller M'Kim, Phila[delphia, Pa.], to William Lloyd ...

James Miller M'Kim writes William Lloyd Garrison informing him that he has received Garrison's letter concerning George Thompson, and that he is certain that he would be able to "raise something worth while for... More

Letter from Mary Anne Estlin, Durdham Down, Bristol, [England], to Caroline Weston, Feb. 23rd, 1865
Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Roxbury, [Mass.], to Fanny Garrison Villard, Feb. 1, 1867
Letter from Mary Anne Estlin, Durdham Down, Bristol, [England], to Caroline Weston, Feb. 23rd, 1865
Letter from Maria Weston Chapman, Weymouth, [Mass.], to Samuel May, March 17, [1857?]
Letter from Gerrit Smith, Peterboro, [New York], to William Lloyd Garrison, [18]62 March 26

Letter from Gerrit Smith, Peterboro, [New York], to William Lloyd Garr...

Gerrit Smith writes to William Lloyd Garrison passing along a letter (not included) that Smith says he should have. He lists the points he replied to [Theodore Dwight] Weld (in response to Weld's letter to Smit... More

Letter from Wendell Phillips, [Boston, Massachusetts], to William Lloyd Garrison, [1845 June 8]

Letter from Wendell Phillips, [Boston, Massachusetts], to William Lloy...

Wendell Phillips writes to William Lloyd Garrison describing a meeting he attended in New Hampshire, which was conducted by Nathaniel Peabody Rogers. Phillips describes how the meeting was intended to discuss R... More

Letter from Maria Weston Chapman, Weymouth, [Mass.], to Samuel May, March 17, [1857?]
Letter from Maria Weston Chapman, Weymouth Landing, [Mass.], to Samuel May, March 15th, [1857?]
Letter from Maria Weston Chapman, Weymouth, [Mass.], to Samuel May, March 17, [1857?]
Letter from Parker Pillsbury, Concord, [N.H.], to William Lloyd Garrison, 12th Feb[ruary] 1841

Letter from Parker Pillsbury, Concord, [N.H.], to William Lloyd Garris...

Parker Pillsbury informs William Lloyd Garrison that a "County Convention" has been called to be held in Exeter, and opines that both Nathaniel Peabody Rogers and Stephen S. Foster will soon write Garrison conc... More

Letter from Anne Warren Weston, [Boston], to Caroline Weston and Deborah Weston, Monday night. May 29, [1843?]
Letter from Esther Moore, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to Maria Weston Chapman, 1843 [February] 14

Letter from Esther Moore, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to Maria Westo...

Esther Moore writes to Maria Weston Chapman in regards to her path is solitary as her family connections are sectarian and opposed to "modern abolition movements." She exhorts Maria to continue in her valiant f... More

Letter from Esther Moore, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to Maria Weston Chapman, 1843 [February] 14

Letter from Esther Moore, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to Maria Westo...

Esther Moore writes to Maria Weston Chapman in regards to her path is solitary as her family connections are sectarian and opposed to "modern abolition movements." She exhorts Maria to continue in her valiant f... More

Letter from Esther Moore, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to Maria Weston Chapman, 1843 [February] 14

Letter from Esther Moore, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to Maria Westo...

Esther Moore writes to Maria Weston Chapman in regards to her path is solitary as her family connections are sectarian and opposed to "modern abolition movements." She exhorts Maria to continue in her valiant f... More

Letter from Abby Kelley Foster, Worcester, [Mass.], to Maria Weston Chapman, Oct. 5, [18]47
Letter from Abby Kelley Foster, Worcester, [Mass.], to Maria Weston Chapman, Oct. 5, [18]47
Letter from George Thompson, Rockton, Valley of the Mohawk, [NY], to Anne Warren Weston, Feb. 24, 1851, 1/2 p.[past] 9 a.m
Letter from Henry Wadsworth Carter, Athol, [Massachusetts], to Samuel May, 1851 Sept[ember] 25th

Letter from Henry Wadsworth Carter, Athol, [Massachusetts], to Samuel ...

H.W. Carter writes to Samuel May sharing his regret that William Lloyd Garrison cannot attend the upcoming meeting in Athol. Carter says that, "No one engaged in the A[nti] S[lavery] Reform has been maligned & ... More

Letter from Stephen Symonds Foster, Webster, [Massachusetts], to Samuel May, 1851 Aug[ust] 18

Letter from Stephen Symonds Foster, Webster, [Massachusetts], to Samue...

In this letter to Samuel May, Stephen S. Foster discusses the last meetings in Webster, saying "our meeting has proved a failure at least so far as an audience is concerned." Foster states that the three meetin... More

Letter from George Thompson, Waverly House, Rochester, N.Y, to Anne Warren Weston, Monday Evening, March 17, 1851
Letter from Samuel Fulton Clarke, Athol, [Massachusetts], to Samuel May, 1851 Sept[ember] 23d

Letter from Samuel Fulton Clarke, Athol, [Massachusetts], to Samuel Ma...

S.F. Clarke writes to Samuel May stressing that he "should be happy to introduce into my pulpit to speak on the subject of slavery" anyone May is connected with, except Stephen Symonds and Abby Kelley Foster. H... More

Letter from Oliver Johnson, New York, [N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garrison, 8 Sept[ember], 1859

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

Oliver Johnson informs William Lloyd Garrison that the author of the article published in the Standard entitled "Some of the Beauties of Slavery" was written by a Dr. Cohen. Johnson states that he has had some ... More

Letter from Eliza Lee Cabot Follen, Brookline, [Mass.], to Anne Warren Weston, Feb'y [186-?]
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