Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston; Abolitionists--Illinois--Chicago; Antislavery movements--United States
Three-page letter dated April 22, 1861, from Wm. [William] Brackett in Chicago [Illinois], to Lysander Spooner [of Boston, Massachusetts], giving his opinion of several pamphlets by Spooner and the political mood of Chicago.
Four-page letter dated December 1 [no year given] from Frances H. Bradburn in Cleveland [Ohio] to Lysander Spooner [of Boston, Massachusetts], addressing his dislike for her and asking that he "feel some better regard for [George Bradburn's] other."
Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston; Abolitionists--Maine--Bangor; Antislavery movements--United States
Four-page letter dated September 8, 1845, from Geo. [George] Bradburn in Bangor [Maine] to Lysander Spooner of Boston, Massachusetts, describing several newspaper and circular reviews of Spooner's book [The Unconstitutionality of Slavery],...
Constitutional law--United States; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery--United States
Four-page letter dated January 19, 1846, from Lysander Spooner Athol [Massachusetts] to George Bradburn in Boston [Massachusetts], asking Bardburn to solicit prominent names to sign a petition and then have the petition presented to the United...
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.
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.
Admissions (Law)--United States; Libel and slander--New York (State)--New York
Three-page letter from Gerrit Smith in Peterboro [New York] to Lysander Spooner dated October 25, 1860, reagarding his settlement received from a libel suit against [Royal] Phelps and others and discussing payment to his counsel.
Charles Sumner (1811-1874) was a United States senator from Massachusetts and a campaigner against slavery. This is a draft, ca. 1855, of a version of the speech delivered in New York on May 9, 1855, and published that year under the title "The...
Fair. Discoloration throughout. Information written in ink and pencil throughout. This catalogue has been washed and deacidified and rebound in an acid-free sleeve. Full measurements: 20.6 cm (H) x 14.2 cm (W).