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Letter from David Ruggles, Northampton, [Massachusetts], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1847 Dec[ember] 6

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Title:
Letter from David Ruggles, Northampton, [Massachusetts], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1847 Dec[ember] 6
Description:
David Ruggles writes to William Lloyd Garrison expressing his regret at learning that he had a relapse. Ruggles advises Garrison to "keep quiet, and free from excitement." Ruggles also suggests Garrison spend "five or six weeks at a water-cure" and invites Garrison to the one at Northampton, stating it would give him "the highest gratification, to put you through free of charge."
Author:
Ruggles, David, 1810-1849
Addressee:
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Date:
December 6, 1847
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
African American abolitionists--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Hydrotherapy--United States--19th century
Social reformers--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
African American abolitionists
Antislavery movements--United States
Hydrotherapy
Social reformers--United States
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Ruggles, David, 1810-1849
Extent:
1 leaf (2 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Manuscript is addressed from "Northampton Water-Cure."
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) manuscript composed in black ink on white paper. Above the salutation, the number "75" has been written in pencil, while in the head- spine corner a small checkmark has been drawn, also in pencil. Above the first line of the letter, below the date, there is a purple circular stamp containing the words, "Garrison MSS." Along the fore edge of the page, there is a small hole measuring about .9 cm x 1.9 cm. On the verso, the letter is addressed to "Wm Lloyd Garrison. 25 Cornhill Boston" and is postmarked with a red circular stamp that reads "Northampton Ms. Dec 7". Along the spine edge of this page, there is the remnant of a red seal that is mostly covered in paper.
Language:
English
Identifier:
4745697
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.17, p.77
Barcode:
39999085504361