One-page draft of advertisement for reward of $900 for the return of a runaway slave named Genge [George?] submitted for insertion into the daily newspaper of Alexandria, Virginia for 30 days. Signed "G. E. H."
Slaves--Kentucky--Lincoln County; Slavery--Kentucky--Lincoln County
Four-page commissioner's report on the property of Royal H. Benzley, including the slaves Amy, Jim, Tammy, Glory, Dillard, Amy, Thomas, Patsy, Rodey, Harvey, Alfred, Deby, Samuel, Elijah, Ledford, Milly, Nancy, Elzina, and Malvina, in Lincoln...
Two letters on one leaf. Two-page letter dated April 20, 1851, from George Bradburn to Lysander Spooner, notifying that he is leaving in the morning for Cleveland [Ohio]. Followed by a two-page letter dated April 30, 1851, from Frances H. Bradburn...
Four-page letter dated May 18, 1851, from Geo. [George] Bradburn in Cleveland [Ohio] to [Lysander] Spooner, reagarding his relationship with abolitionist paper the "True Democrat" and other abolitionist news.
Two-page letter dated June [?] 18, 1851, from Geo. [George] Bradburn to [Lysander] Spooner, notifying about extending his stay in Lowell [Massachusetts] and travel plans to Boston, as well as abolitionist news.
Two-page letter from John A. Reed in Mount Vernon, Ohio, to Lysander Spooner dated July 2, 1851, asking Spooner to send the names and P.O. addresses of "those members of your Legislature who voted for Hon. Chas. [Charles] Sumner [?]."
Two-page letter dated May 19, 1851, from L. [Lysander] Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to [George] Bradburn, encouraging Bradburn to become co-editor of [Frederick] Douglass's paper, and then to merge the Impartial Citizen with the Liberty Party...
Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery--Law and Legislation
One-page letter dated April 13, 1851, from L. [Lysander] Spooner to [George] Bradburn, discussing his idea for Bradburn to stay in Boston by founding a weekly paper called "the Anti-Slavery Constitutionalist."
Two-page letter dated April 9, 1851, from L. [Lysander] Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to George Bradburn, asking Bradburn to not leave for Ohio until meeting to discuss Spooner's ideas for Bradburn's permanent employment in Boston.
Three-page letter dated August 31, 1851, from L. [Lysander] Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to [George] Bradburn, discussing his frustrations with Gerrit Smith and recounting a recent meeting with Mrs. Brackett [Elizabeth Sargeant].
Two-page letter dated May 27, 1851, from L. [Lysander] Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to [George] Bradburn, suggesting that Bradburn gain communication with [Frederick] Douglass through Gerrit Smith, but then expressing his dislike for Smith.
Three-page letter dated May 11-18, 1851, from Lysander Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to [George] Bradburn, discussing his plan for Bradburn to establish a paper in Boston and outlining his strategy to get subscriptions.
Two-page letter dated October 4, 1851, from S. G. [Samuel Gridley] Howe at Perkins Institution and Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind in Boston [Massachusetts] to [Lysander Spooner], discussing an unnamed referral for employment.
Abolitionists--District of Columbia; Trials--District of Columbia; Fugitive slaves--District of Columbia; Fugitive slaves--Maryland
Twenty-two leaf letter to William R. Smith [possibly William Russel Smith of the United States House of Representatives] regarding the 'case of Chaplin' [probably the trial of William L. Chaplin, who was arrested in 1850 for helping two slaves...
Dear Mr. Markham,
We were all greatly disappointed that you were not able to come to Monroe on Sunday. You missed more than you will ever know.
We had a tremendous meeting; all the countryside was out. And Brother Graham and Sister Rose...
Oct. 10, 1899.
My Dear Friend Markham:
Will you kindly let me know at once if you can lecture here, when you come west in December, and if so at what time? We, of course, want to pay your usual terms. Can you give us a definite date? I devoutly...
October 19, 1901
Dear Mr. Markham:
Your welcome letter came several days ago and I have been awaiting the proof sheets of this book. Ferguson, who was to review it, must, I fear, be headed off, as I now see that he is radically opposed to anything...