Digital Commonwealth

Bates-Weston-Chapman Collection

Weymouth Public Libraries, Tufts Library

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Maria Weston Chapman (1806-1885) was an abolitionist who was born in Weymouth. In 1832, Maria Weston Chapman and other women founded the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society. They raised funds by organizing the annual Boston Anti-Slavery Bazaar, an event they ran from 1835 to 1858. Weston Chapman became chief assistant to William Lloyd Garrison, helping him to run the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and to edit The Liberator, a widely circulated abolitionist newspaper.
 
The digitized items here represent a portion of the whole collection. Additional digitized items will be made available in the future. The finding aid describes the collection in detail. It is available at the Tufts Library and online at the Weymouth Public Libraries website, www.weymouth.ma.us/weymouth-public-libraries.
 

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