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Thomas Wentworth Higginson autograph letter signed to Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, Worcester, 3 February 1860

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Title:
Thomas Wentworth Higginson autograph letter signed to Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, Worcester, 3 February 1860
Description:
Reminds him of his former views on the importance of keeping back evidence. Hears now he is eager to testify. Does not think he will be summoned as [James Murray] Mason does not want John Brown heartily defended. Signed "T.W.H."; marked "never sent." Quoted in O. G. Villard, John Brown, p. 529.
Author:
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911
Addressee:
Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917
Name on Item:
T. W. H.
Date:
February 3, 1860
Format:
Manuscripts
Letters/Correspondence
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
MS E.5.1, pt. 2, p. 171 - 223 (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
Brown, John, 1800-1859
Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871
Places:
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Worcester
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. 2, p. 175
Barcode:
39999085841334