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Copy of letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Roxbury, [Mass.], to Samuel May, Oct. 29, 1866

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Title:
Copy of letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Roxbury, [Mass.], to Samuel May, Oct. 29, 1866
Author:
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Addressee:
May, Samuel, Jr., 1810-1899
Date:
October 29, 1866
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
Antislavery movements--United States
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Travelers Insurance Companies
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
May, Samuel, Jr., 1810-1899
Barney, Nathaniel
Extent:
1 leaf (2 p.) ; 9 3/4 x 7 5/8 in.
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Terms of Use:
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Notes:
Handwritten copy of letter; not William Lloyd Garrison's handwriting. Whereabouts of original manuscript unknown.
William Lloyd Garrison received a "kind and generous letter from Nathaniel Barney." It was fortunate for William L. Garrison that Samuel Joseph May took out an accident policy from the Travelers Insurance Company, who paid him "the stipulated sum for twenty-six weeks of total disability--amounting to $390." The cost of living has increased. He doesn't yet know what he is going to do for a living. He does not feel inclined to write the history of the anti-slavery movement. He asks Samuel May, Jr. to bring with him "such poetical selections as you may have conveniently at hand, as I am now gathering materials for the volume which I have so long designed to compile, relating to the cause of humanity, freedom and progress."
Language:
English
Identifier:
3135081
Call #:
Ms.A.1.1 v.7, p.23A
Barcode:
39999066776582
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