Birth certificates--New York (State)--New York; Slavery--New York (State)--New York
Birth certificate of Luce, born October 15, 1807, to a 'Negro Woman named Deborah' belonging to New York City cabinet maker Fenwick Lyell. Includes note that Deborah formerly belonged to Lyell's brother.
Depositions--Delaware; Slavery--Delaware; Fugitive slaves--Delaware; Fugitive slaves--New York (State)--New York
One-page deposition of Richard Colgate of Kent County, Delaware, regarding his runaway slave James Winham. Includes detailed description and account of Winham's escape to New York, where he "inlisted [sic] in his Majesties Service in Capt. Langdons...
Two-page letter from Gerrit Smith of Peterboro [New York] to Theodore D. Weld of New York City regarding Bundet [?] Washington, 'a colored brother from the City of Washington,' who hopes for acquaintance with Weld. Includes notes on Smith's health.
Antislavery movements; Abolitionists--New York; American Anti-Slavery Society
Four-page letter from Gerrit Smith of Peterboro [New York] to Theodore D. Weld in New York City regarding the appointments of Brother Wright [probably Theodore S. Wright] to the position of Editor and Brother Bring to the position of Secretary in...
Two-page letter from Lodowick Updike to Stephen Deblois of Newport, Rhode Island, regarding his arrival in Havanna [Havana, Cuba]. Includes mention of 'the cargo of the snow' [possibly slaves], the capture of his Brother Gilbert and Captain Lawton...
Free churches--Clergy; Free churches--New Jersey; Abolitionists--New York; Abolitionists--New Jersey
Three-page letter from Theodore D. Weld in Fort Lee [New Jersey] to Lewis Tappan in New York City regarding the appointment of former Lane Seminary classmate Rev. R. J. Judd to pastor of a free church in Paterson [New Jersey].
Three-page letter from Theodore D. Weld in Belleville [New Jersey] to Reverend R. J. Judd in Brooklyn [New York] to ask for a loan on behalf of brother Kanasales [?]. Describes Weld's own financial difficulties.
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...
241 Tremont(?) St., Boston
Dear Sir and Brother,
You will see by the Dawn that my mission work this winter is proving very successful. I am accomplishing, I think, a large amount of good, and am grateful to those who helped me in this...
Austin, Texas. April 27. /99
My Dear Brother,
Many thanks for the copies of that inspired poem. I distributed them to the best minds of my church last Sunday as they were eagerly taken by the people. Whatever you print, especially on the idea of...
Prof. Edwin Markham
Permit me to thank you from the depths of a grateful heart for the brave and awe-inspiring sentiments contained in your poem, “The Man With the Hoe.” It is like nothing else that has even been...
Sept. 24, 1899.
My beloved comrade:
Your letter brought joy to my soul, as every word of yours does, whether in poem or letter, or prose articles that I see in the papers. I wish I might see you, sometime between now and January. The latter part of...
Dec. 3rd, 1907
Prof. Edwin Markham,
West New Brighton, N.Y.
Dear Comrade and Brother:-
Your generous letter containing draft for twenty-five dollars and the promise of an equal amount for our next three special editions was received. We are very...
1501 S. Grand Ave
Los Angeles California,
March, 10, 1916
To My Dear Comrade Who Knows All Things:
I am so happy, happier than I have ever been in all my life, to think that my message is to reach the people; and that you are to write the...
1622 S. Spaulding Ave.
Los Angeles, California.
Aug. 20th, 1933.
Beloved Edwin Markham,
Great Poet, World Brother,
Hail! Hail! All of my heart to you wherever you are a’roaming—out there in Canada, back home in the U.S.A., or...
The Poets’ Garden
Beloved “Edwin of the Song”
Hail! on this my happiest Thanksgiving. My heart overflows with gratitude for the great gifts you have given. I shall try always to be worthy and to carry on for...
Beloved Edwin Markham, Comrade of The Dawn, Brave Dreamer of Brave Dreams, Courageous Champion of The Oppressed, and World’s Greatest Living Poet,
Thank You! It is too good to be true that you are with us once more and that...