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Letter from George Thompson, Edinburgh, [Scotland], to Richard Davis Webb, 1842 August 25

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Title:
Letter from George Thompson, Edinburgh, [Scotland], to Richard Davis Webb, 1842 August 25
Description:
George Thompson writes to Richard Davis Webb in regards to celebrating at Roslin and his intent to publish a "descriptive and humorous" poem after copyright is secured. He writes that his poetry will be put on hold because of the events to come such as the arrival of the Calcutta Baboo, Dwarkanath Tajore. He writes that he must "read a heap of papers which he has compiled to me connected with measures of justice & amelioration in which he is concerned on behalf of his countrymen." He discusses Indian politics, in particular concerns with a letter written by the Raja. He regrets that he can't come to him yet due to the Deacon visiting and plans to travel in Scotland with the Baboo. He writes of his intent to hold a meeting in Glasgow before he leaves Scotland. He will try to send Webb something for the autograph book.
Author:
Thompson, George, 1804-1878
Addressee:
Webb, Richard Davis, 1805-1872
Date:
August 25, 1842
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Abolitionists--Great Britain--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--Meetings--Scotland--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Religious aspects--Christianity--Scotland--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Lectures and lecturing--Scotland--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Great Britain--History--19th century
British--India--History--19th century
Abolitionists
Publishers and publishing
Antislavery movements
Meetings
Christianity
Lectures and lecturing
Antislavery movements--United States
Antislavery movements--Great Britain
British--India--History
Thompson, George, 1804-1878
Tagore, Dwarkanath, 1794-1846
Webb, Richard Davis, 1805-1872
Places:
Scotland
United Kingdom
India
Extent:
1 leaf (4 p.) ; 28 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) manuscript contains purple "Garrison Mss" stamp.
Language:
English
Identifier:
5144650
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.12.2, p.81
Barcode:
39999086049671