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Letter from Catharine A.F. Stebbins, Rochester, [New York], to William Lloyd Garrison and Helen Eliza Garrison, [18]52 April 7th

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Title:
Letter from Catharine A.F. Stebbins, Rochester, [New York], to William Lloyd Garrison and Helen Eliza Garrison, [18]52 April 7th
Description:
Catharine A.F. Stebbins writes to William Lloyd Garrison and Helen Eliza Garrison discussing "the Anniversary [which] is to be held in our city." She tells the Garrisons that "as little sympathy as Frederic[k Douglass] has in some quarters, he has friends and influence yet". Stebbins discusses Douglass's past remarks and shares her hope that Garrison will "give your influence to create a better feeling here among us ... there is so much to battle, colonization, Fugitive Bills, etc." Stebbins then states the object of her letter is to invite the Garrisons to visit during their stay in Rochester and asks if [Wendell] Phillips will be coming to Rochester too. Before closing the letter, Stebbins asks "Do not accuse me dear friends of being a compromiser ... but I am looking to the greatest good to be effected here (and everywhere) and I am looking from a different standpoint from Abolitionists in Mass."
Author:
Stebbins, Catharine A. F.
Addressee:
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Addressee:
Garrison, Helen Eliza, 1811-1876
Date:
[April 7, 1852]
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Social reformers--United States--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States
Social reformers--United States
Women abolitionists--United States
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Stebbins, Catharine A. F.
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Extent:
1 leaf (4 p.) ; 16 x 11 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) manuscript composed in black ink on white paper with an embosed border around the edges of each page. In the head- spine corner of the first page, there is an embossed logo depicting flowers, below which the number "14" is written in pencil. Along the head edge of the first page, there is a checkmark drawn in pencil next to the phrase "From Mrs. C.A.F. (Giles B.) Stebbins." written in a darker shade of black ink, with the words "Giles B." also underlined.
Language:
English
Identifier:
4839008
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.21, p14
Barcode:
39999085439139