Still, William, 1821-1902

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Dates:
Birth 1821-10-07
Death 1902-07-14
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Abolitionist, writer, and businessman William Still was born near Medford, in Burlington County, N.J. in 1821. He moved to Philadelphia in 1841 and married Letitia George, who became the mother of his four children. In 1847 William Still became a clerk in the office of the Pennsylvania Society for the Abolition of Slavery. Between 1851 and 1861 he was chairman and corresponding secretary of the Philadelphia branch of the Underground railroad. His accounts of its activities, The Underground railroad: a record of authenic narratives ..., was published in 1872.

From the description of Correspondence of Wiliam Still, 1865-1899. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 475552310

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Subjects:

  • Underground railroad--Sources
  • African American families

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Places:

  • Pennsylvania--Philadelphia (as recorded)