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Letter from Prudence Crandall, Canterbury, [Connecticut], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1833 February 12th

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Title:
Letter from Prudence Crandall, Canterbury, [Connecticut], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1833 February 12th
Description:
Prudence Crandall writes to William Lloyd Garrison about her return to Canterbury and her conversation with Daniel Packer, who called her efforts to establish a school for African-American young women, "praise worthy" but feared that she "cannot be supplied with scholars at the close of our year". She shares her plan to travel to New York and discusses her introduction to George Benson and his brother, Henry Egbert Benson, "who appeared to profess hearts warmed with fellow feeling and awake to the cause of humanity." She also tells Garrison that she met with "three families of color" and thinks she "shall be able to obtain six scholars from Providence." Crandall believes this number will grow as a result of her upcoming trip to New York.
Author:
Crandall, Prudence, 1803-1890
Addressee:
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Date:
February 12, 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
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Crandall, Prudence, 1803-1890
Benson, George William, 1808-1879
Benson, Henry Egbert, 1814-1837
Extent:
1 leaf (2 p.) ; 24 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Language:
English
Identifier:
5156985
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.3, p.13
Barcode:
39999086045455