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Letter from George Washington Milford, Prov[idence], R.I., to William Lloyd Garrison, Mar[ch] 14 1875

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Title:
Letter from George Washington Milford, Prov[idence], R.I., to William Lloyd Garrison, Mar[ch] 14 1875
Description:
George Washington Milford thanks William Lloyd Garrison for his letter and gift, and informs him that he has the promise of sufficient monetary funds to see him through the current academic year. Milford recounts the intense personal pride and satisfaction that he finds in his academic studies, and the joy he derives in "the consciousness of having overcome difficulties". Milford acknowledges that the progress of African-Americans is "slow but sure", and concedes that "much still remains to be done".
Author:
Milford, George Washington
Addressee:
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Date:
March 14, 1875
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Social reformers--United States--History--19th century
African Americans--Education--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Social reformers--United States
African Americans--Education
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Milford, George Washington
Extent:
1 leaf (4 p.) ; 12.7 x 20.1 cm.
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Terms of Use:
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Manuscript addressed from "Brown University", where Milford was one of the first African-American students to graduate in 1877.
Language:
English
Identifier:
4699008
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.38, p.15A
Barcode:
39999066761998