Five-page letter dated August 20, 1866, from A. P. Aldrich in Barnwell, South Carolina, to Lysander Spooner [of Boston, Massachusetts] regarding the economic hardships faced by the South during the reconstruction era.
2 Holworthy Hall,
May 7, 1912
My Dear Mr. Markham:-
I am writing without shame to ask a very great favor of you. Our Socialist club at Harvard is planning to have its annual dinner on or about Tuesday, May 21, and we are very...
Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston; Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Athol; Antislavery movements--United States
Four-page letter dated December 26, 1845, from Lysander Spooner in Athol [Massachusetts] to George Bradburn in Boston [Massachusetts], expressing desire to distribute his book [The Unconstitutionality of Slavery] to members of the United States...
Currency question--United States; Free banking--United States
Manuscript draft of a four-page letter from Lysander Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to Gerrit Smith dated July 7, 1858, discussing his theories on American banking systems, and encouraging Smith to begin a bank of his own.
Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston; Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Athol; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery--United States
Four-page letter dated October 27, 1845, from Lysander Spooner in Athol [Massachusetts] to George Bradburn in Boston, discussing Supreme Court decisions related to slavery, the death of Spooner's mother, and the public reception of his book [The...
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...
Missing in action;War casualties;Memorabilia;Photographs;Veterans' organizations;Veterans;
Copy of letter. Sheean discusses going through Jim's things after his death, destroying his papers, but keeping passport photos for himself, Walter Kerr, and Mrs. Lardner, for when she is ready. He has also doled about Jim's clothing and food to...
Drawing of Coventry Waddell's Villa, Fifth Avenue and 38th Street, 1845. The idea of putting policemen in uniform was originated by James Gerard, who, at a fancy dress ball in this house, wore a costume that illustrated this. His idea was adopted...
Feb. 1, 1910.
Mr. Edward Markham,
Westerleigh, S.I. N.Y.
My dear Mr. Markham:-
I had a talk with Mr. Joseph Fels, of the Fels Soap Company, Philadelphia, about an idea of mine regarding an endowment for prizes etc. to be given to...
Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery--Law and Legislation
Manuscript draft of a four-page letter from Lysander Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to Gerrit Smith dated January 31, 1859, discussing the rights of slaves and outlining a strategy for aggressive liberation from the South.
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...