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.
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...
J. William Lloyd and Leonard D. Abbott
West New Brighton N.Y.
July 7, 1910
I enclose check for two years’ subscription to your thoughtful chap-book “The Free Comrade.” I am not going to agree with all your pages, but I am...
Oct. 26 1906
Dear Mrs. Barnad:
Your heart-warm letter on the crisis in Oklahoma came safely to my hand. I put my work aside in order to respond to your urgent needs. You will find herein a short article on child-labor, which can be shortened or...
September 23, 1920
I was glad to receive your distress call, for I am glad to know that you have the heart to hold aloft the flag of the future in the midst of the social chaos. I am not able to send you the small contribution you ask...
Dear Mr. Markham,
I am not sure whether this will find you home at this time of the year; but if not, it will probably be forwarded.
I have received a letter from Edward Carpenter by this mail asking me to forward him a copy of your poems,...
September 7, 1908.
Under separate cover we are mailing you a copy of the last edition of my “Songs of Socialism” I trust that you may find this work interesting and quite an improvement upon the...
92 Waters Avenue,
West New Brighton, N.Y.
November 13, 1911.
My dear Carr:
I sent you a check this morning to help spread the Episcopal Special. I had no power to make it less. Your Episcopal number is a strong voice from the blood-stained top of...
To Rev. Edward Ellis Carr:
West New Brighton, N.Y.
Nov 28, 1907
Dear comrade in the Labor Struggle:
Yours of the twenty eighth is at hand, and I am hastening to say that I shall be glad to send you something for your Christmas...
Commendation card awarded posthumously to James Lardner. David Gordon (Lardner24) had a card made for Lardner before the International Brigade left Spain. Gordon was detained at a French concentration camp in February 1939 and in 1948,...
July 13th 1917
Prof. Edward Markham, Treasurer-
West New Brighton, S-I.
My Dear Mr. Markham,
Herewith please find my check for $10- for the general expenses of the Christian Socialist Fellowship, - national. I hope we may be able to keep up our...
A meeting is hereby called for 4 P.M. Monday, April 1st, at Room 80 Bible House, to organize a New York Branch of the Christian Socialist Fellowship. A plan has been developed for carrying our message to the New York Churches, but it is necessary...
Edwin Markham, Esq.,
92 Waters Avenue, West,
New Brighton, N.Y.
My dear Mr. Markham:
I am forwarding you under separate cover a copy of “The Newer Justice” which is published by Ex-Judge McKenzie Cleland, who has practically given over...
Harbor view of Sugar Loaf Mountain, Hudson River; Printing information: card number (56); Written message in blank space at bottom of card (Many thanks for card. I gave your name to Miss Cecilia Duffy of Canada she wants to exchange books with...
Manuscript copy of a four-page letter from Gerrit Smith of Peterboro [New York] to Hon. D. [David] Wilmot, in which he responds to a letter from Wilmot discussing slavery and the United States Constitution, and sends him a copy of Lysander...
[top left corner of page] Had you not better give me the number of your P.O. Box
April 29, 1894
My Dear Friend.
I take pleasure in forwarding a package of papers containing “The Rule of Gold”. The last sermon previously...