Painting, American; Finance, Personal; Real property; American poetry
Notebook of John Watson, the painter, containing miscellaneous notes and personal account information written by Watsonin1726 and by Watsons nephew, Alexander Watsonin1775-1778. There are accounts of things bought, real estate transactions, poetry,...
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.
Two-page letter dated April 3, 1846, from Lysander Spooner in Athol [Massachusetts] to [George] Bradburn asking "to know the truth about Mrs. [Elizabeth] Sargeant" and discussing his upcoming book that he plans to publish in several chapters.
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."
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...
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.
Four-page letter from Jno. [John] A. Thomson in Summit Point, West Virginia, to Lysander Spooner dated March 18, 1871, praising Spooner's "treatise on money" and discussing the topic of monetary systems.
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.