Still, William, 1821-1902

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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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creatorOf White, Josiah, 1781-1850. Papers, 1796-1949. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Correspondence, 1829-1874 Houghton Library
creatorOf Gibbs, James Lowell,. James Lowell Gibbs collection of African-American documents, 1865-1918. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Smiley family. Friends Historical Association records, 1778-[ca. 1915]. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Pennypacker, E. F. (Elijah Funk), 1804-1888. Letters, 1839-1861. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
referencedIn James Lowell Gibbs collection of African-American documents, 1865-1918 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Morris, Robert, 1823-1882. Papers, 1820-1874. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Pennsylvania Abolition Society. Papers, 1748-1979. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Garrett, Thomas, 1789-1871. Letter, 1856. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn American Negro Historical Society. Collection, 1790-1905. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Nation, papers, 1865-1893. Houghton Library
referencedIn Garrison family papers, 1801-1948 (inclusive), 1840-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Still, William, 1821-1902. Letter to Dr. Harvey. Philadelphia, PA. [18]65 Feb. 8. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Still, William, 1821-1902. Correspondence of Wiliam Still, 1865-1899. Temple University, Blockson Afro-American History Collection
creatorOf Still, William, 1821-1902. Letterpress book [microform]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
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associatedWith American Negro Historical Society. corporateBody
correspondedWith Anderson, Caroline Still, 1848-1919 person
associatedWith Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895. person
associatedWith Garrett, Thomas, 1789-1871. person
correspondedWith Garrison family. family
associatedWith Gibbs, James Lowell, person
associatedWith Historical Society of Pennsylvania. corporateBody
associatedWith James Lowell Gibbs. person
associatedWith Morris, Robert, 1823-1882. person
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith Pennsylvania Abolition Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Pennypacker, E. F. (Elijah Funk), 1804-1888. person
correspondedWith Still, Letitia person
correspondedWith Still, William Wilberforce person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Temple University. Libraries. Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith White, Josiah, 1781-1850. person
correspondedWith Wiley, Edward A. person
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Underground railroad--Sources
African American families


Birth 1821-10-07

Death 1902-07-14





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