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Ruth Brown Thompson autograph letter signed to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, North Elba, Essex Co., N.Y., 17 November [1859]

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Title:
Ruth Brown Thompson autograph letter signed to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, North Elba, Essex Co., N.Y., 17 November [1859]
Description:
Asks him to intercede with the Governor [Henry Alexander Wise] in obtaining her father's body. Adds in a postscript that she fears her request may be too late.
Addressee:
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911
Name on Item:
Ruth B. Thompson
Date:
[November 17, 1859]
Format:
Manuscripts
Letters/Correspondence
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
MS E.5.1, pt. 1, p. 51-116 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
John Brown: Correspondence relating to John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Subjects:
Abolitionists--United States
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)--History--John Brown's Raid, 1859
Wise, Henry A. (Henry Alexander), 1806-1876
Brown, John, 1800-1859
Places:
New YorkEssex (county)North Elba
Extent:
1 sheet (2 p.)
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Notes (acquisition):
Donated to the Boston Public Library by Thomas Wentworth Higginson in 1904.
Notes (date):
Date from item or from supporting materials.
Notes:
Title supplied by cataloger.
Language:
English
Call #:
MS E.5.1, pt. 1, p. 103
Barcode:
39999085841318