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Letter from Prudence Crandall, Canterbury, [Connecticut], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1833 Jan[uary] 18th

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Title:
Letter from Prudence Crandall, Canterbury, [Connecticut], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1833 Jan[uary] 18th
Description:
Prudence Crandall writes to William Lloyd Garrison introducing herself as "the Principal of the Canterbury (Conn.) Female Boarding School." She outlines her background and the creation of the school, which she describes as "flourishing," before stating the purpose of her letter, to ask Garrison his "opinion respecting changing white scholars for coloured ones." Crandall asks Garrison for secrecy and if "it possible to obtain 20 or 25 young ladies of colour to enter the school for the term of one year at the rate of $25 per quarter." She tells him she will be in Boston in a few days to "make some arrangements about it" and again pleads with him "not to expose this matter".
Author:
Crandall, Prudence, 1803-1890
Addressee:
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Date:
January 18, 1833
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
African Americans--Education--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Social reformers--United States--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--United States--History--19th century--Correspondence
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
African Americans--Education--History
Antislavery movements--United States
Social reformers--United States
Women abolitionists--United States
Canterbury Female Boarding School (Canterbury, Conn.)
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Crandall, Prudence, 1803-1890
Extent:
1 leaf (2 p.) ; 25 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Language:
English
Identifier:
5149366
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.3, p.3
Barcode:
39999086045398