Spring, Rebecca Buffum

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Daughter of Arnold Buffum, Rebecca (1811-1911) married Marcus Spring (1810-1874) in approximately 1840. She a Quaker, he a philanthropic New York businessman, both became intensely involved in liberal political and social affairs and were part of the abolitionist, feminist, and transcendentalist movements. They were long-time friends of Fredrika Bremer, Lydia Maria Child, Margaret Fuller, and Elizabeth Palmer Peabody. Rebecca worked hard but unsuccessfully for abolitionist John Brown's acquittal, then later for the commuting of his sentence. Marcus Spring was active in cooperative societies and instrumental in the founding of two communities based on the teachings of Charles Fourier - The North American Phalanx and The Raritan Bay Union - the latter which was located on his estate in Eagleswood, New Jersey. In the late 1850s Spring founded the Eagleswood Military Academy. After Marcus' death, Rebecca continued their work in liberal political and social causes for another 25 years. In the late 1890s, she moved to southern California to live with her daughter, Jeanie Peet, where she became involved with many of the local artists and writers.

From the description of Rebecca Spring papers, ca. 1830-1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122387622

Rebecca Buffum Spring was born in Rhode Island, the daughter of a prominent Quaker anti-slavery family. She and her husband, New York merchant Marcus Spring, were active in social and political causes, and close friends with Margaret Fuller, who went to Europe with them as tutor for their son. After her husband's death she moved to Los Angeles, remaining active in social causes.

From the description of Rebecca B. Spring letter to Olive Percival, and obituary, 1904-1911. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55506774

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creatorOf Spring, Rebecca Buffum. Rebecca B. Spring letter to Olive Percival, and obituary, 1904-1911. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Spring, Rebecca. Rebecca Spring papers, ca. 1830-1900. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Spring, Rebecca Buffum. Raritan Bay Union and Eagleswood Military Academy collection, 1836-1973. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Spring, Rebecca. Rebecca Spring papers, ca. 1830-1900. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Inventory to the Records of the Women's Project of New Jersey, 1984-2004 Rutgers University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Spring, Rebecca Buffum,. Autograph letter signed from Rebecca B. Spring, Los Angeles, to William Winter [manuscript], 1904 April 12. Folger Shakespeare Library
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