Slums--New York (State)--New York--History--19th century.
"Fever Nests" refers to areas of the city, usually tenements, in which typhus fever, typhoid fever and smallpox flourished. Image shows Civil War era slums with animals in the streets and an industrial smoke stack in the background spewing smoke.
This is one of the last tenement buildings left. Originally built to house New York’s poor, tenement buildings covered the West Side and other parts of the city. This building is next to an abandoned gas station as well as a billboard.
Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston; Abolitionists--New York (State)--Peterboro
Two-page letter dated September 17, 1862,from Gerrit Smith of Peterboro [New York] to Lysander Spooner discussing the bequeathment of his property and his poor health. This letter is part of the Slavery Collection in New-York Historical Society.
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."
Four-page letter dated February 23, 1846, from George Bradburn in Lowell [Massachusetts] to Lysander Spooner in Athol [Massachusetts], in which he copies a letter received by James Haughton [?] of Dublin, who discusses Spooner's work, and metions...
Four-page letter dated December 5, 1847, from L. [Lysander] Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to George Bradburn in Cleveland Ohio, discussing reveiws of Lysander's book, general news of the abolitionist movement, and Bradburn's poor health.
Antislavery movements--United States; American presidential elections
Four-page letter and envelope dated June 28, 1852, from L. [Lysander] Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to [George] Bradburn in Cleveland, Ohio, discussing the United States Presidential election, the poor health of Daniel Webster, and general...
Four-page letter dated May 18, 1855, from Geo. [George] Bradburn in Cleveland [Ohio] to [Lysander] Spooner, discussing his poor health and his upcoming travels, and also mentions getting a "glimpse of our friend French."