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Abolitionist Movement Collection, 1834-1888

Abolitionist Movement Collection, 1834-1888
Mss. 95 Ab7
0.05 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents
Letters, a speech, and a photograph relating to the abolitionist movement in the United States. Correspondents include: Theodore Dwight Weld (1803-1895) of Lane Seminary, Elizur Wright (1804-1885), Secretary of the American Anti-Slavery Society, Gerrit Smith (1797-1874), philanthropist and reformer, Henry Grew (1782-1862), Quaker abolitionist, William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879), prominent abolitionist, and Parker Pillsbury (1809-1898), abolitionist author. Subjects include abolition tactics and organizations, expressions of sympathy to Garrison on the death of his wife and publication of Pillsbury's work. Also includes a photograph of Mary Grew (1813-1896), daughter of Henry Grew and an abolitionist in her own right.
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Weld, Theodore Dwight (1803-1895)
Cady, Daniel
Garrison, William Lloyd (1805-1879)
Grew, Henry (1782-1862)
M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller) (1810-1874)
Miller, Elizabeth L.
Pillsbury, Parker (1809-1898)
Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874)
Stetson, Mary S.
Stone, H. G.
Wright, Elizur (1804-1885)
American Anti-Slavery Society
American Freedman Aid Commission, Philadelphia, Pa
Anti-slavery movements
Garrison, Helen Benson
Grew, Mary, 1813-1896
Lane Theological Seminary
Quaker abolitionists
Slavery--Southern States--History
Women abolitionists

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Acquisition Note
Gift, 1941
Preferred Citation
Abolitionist Movement Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary
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