Copy of letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, [Mass.], to Oliver Johnson, May 1, 1858
- Copy of letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, [Mass.], to Oliver Johnson, May 1, 1858
- Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
- Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889
May 1, 1858
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
- Collection (local):
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--United States
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889
Jackson, John Adams, 1825-1879
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882
Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860
Yerrinton, J. M. W. (James Manning Winchell), -1893
- 1 leaf (12 p.) ; 7 x 4 1/2 in.
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- Notes (citation):
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.4, no.215.
Handwritten copy of letter; not William Lloyd Garrison's handwriting.
William Lloyd Garrison thanks Oliver Johnson for the $15 to pay for the copy of the bust of Garrison and its transportation to New York. The sculptor, John Adams Jackson, is originally a Boston mechanic and is not appreciated by the aristocracy. John A. Jackson made a "capital" bust of Longfellow. Garrison describes the reactions that his wife and friends have of the bust of William L. Garrison. He discourses on the difficulty of achieving a satisfactory likeness of his face due to "its changeableness of expression" and his spectacles. Winchell Yerrinton's fine little boy died of measles and scarlatina. Garrison is glad that Theodore Parker will be at the Progressive Friends' meeting. Garrison mentions tentative plans for going to New York.
- Call #:
Ms.A.1.1 v.5, p.57