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Brown, John -- Correspondence relating to John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS E.5.1, pts. 1&2
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence relating to the abolitionist John Brown (1800-1859), specifically the unsuccessful armed slave rebellion he led at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Collection dates range from 1847 to 1904, with bulk dates between 1858 and 1860. Letters concern such matters as raising money in support of the raid and Brown’s subsequent trial; issues with Hugh Forbes and preparations for the uprising; the aftermath of the failed raid; and the rescue attempts made for Aaron...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1847-1860; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1904

E. A. Phelps British Anti-Slavery Society Papers

 Collection — Container: MS ACC 1044-1055
Call Number: MS Acc 1044-1055
Scope and Contents This collection documents the eleven resolutions written in 1845 in response to the imprisonment of any abolitionist who assisted a runaway slave in the southern United States. Composed by various committees of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, they were meant as encouragement for abolitionists in the United States to continue despite the hardship. The resolutions reject slavery as an institution and refer to both the Declaration of Independence as well as Christian beliefs. Also...
Dates: 1845