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Letter from Angelina Emily Grimkè, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Queen of Great Britain, Victoria, 1837 [October] 26

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Title:
Letter from Angelina Emily Grimkè, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Queen of Great Britain, Victoria, 1837 [October] 26
Description:
Sarah Moore Grimkè and Angelina Emily Grimkè write to Queen Victoria regarding human rights and slavery.They discuss their upbringing in Charleston, South Carolina and discuss the rise of anti-slavery societies in the United States as an opposition to the institution of slavery. They write that they have followed Queen Victoria's "progress of the cause of liberty in thy dominions, the names of British Philanthropists are dear to our hearts, & we rejoiced when we heard that King William had set his seal to the Liberation of the West India slaves. We have been grieved tho' not disappointed, at the failure of the scheme of apprencticeship, and are thankful that it has been exhibited in such striking contract with the happy affects of Immediate Emancipation in the islands of Antigua & Bermuda." They discuss a petition that is being written by women abolitionists in Great Britain to the apprenticeship system and will be presented to Queen Victoria in the hopes that she will abolish it. They also ask her to help keep fugitive slaves in Canada from being taken by their southern slaveholding masters.
Author:
Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873
Addressee:
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901
Date:
[October 26, 1837]
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Women abolitionists--United States--History--19th century--Correspondence
Women social reformers--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Social reformers--Great Britain--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--England--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Religious aspects--Christianity--United States--History--19th century
Slaves--Emancipation--Bermuda
Slaves--Emancipation--Antigua
Slaves--Emancipation--West Indies
Antislavery movements--Great Britain--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Canada--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--United States
Women social reformers--United States
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Slaves--Social conditions
Social reformers
Women abolitionists
Antislavery movements--United States
Christianity
Slaves--Emancipation--United States
Slaves--Emancipation--West Indies, British
Slaves--Emancipation
Antislavery movements--Great Britain
Antislavery movements
Slaves
Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879
Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901
Places:
Canada
United Kingdom
England
Antigua and Barbuda
Bermuda (territory)
Extent:
1 leaf (4 p.) ; 26 cm. + 1 card (8 x 14 cm.)
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) manuscript contains engraving that says "Engraved by P.Reason, A Colored Young Man of the City of New York, 1835." On the top left written in pencil states, "The Grimke Sisters to Queen Victoria." Card includes descriptive information about the letter.
Language:
English
Identifier:
5118450
Call #:
MS 957.3
Barcode:
39999085430419