Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885

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Maria Weston Chapman was a New England anti-slavery activist, writer, and editor.

From the description of Maria Weston Chapman letters, 1839 and 1884. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 49016462

Abolitionist Maria Weston Chapman was born in Weymouth, Mass., to Warren and Anne (Bates) Weston. In 1830 she married Henry Grafton Chapman, who encouraged her interest in abolition. She helped organize the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society and was active in the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and the New England Non-Resistance Society. Chapman edited the autobiography of her friend Harriet Martineau (published 1877). For additional biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971).

From the description of Papers, 1839-1879 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007209

Maria Weston Chapman, b. July 25, 1806, Weymouth, Mass, d. July 12, 1885, Weymouth; along with several sisters, played instrumental role in anti-slavery movement and was a close associate of radical abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison; organizer of annual Anti-Slavery Fairs; edited annual anti-slavery publication, The Liberty Bell; lived in Europe between 1848 and 1855 where she continued her anti-slavery activities.

Sarah Hussey Earle, b. August 26, 1799, d. March 9, 1858; wife of John Milton Earle. Worcester politician and newspaper editor; member of Worcester Anti-Slavery Sewing Circle; helped organize anti-slavery fairs.

From the description of Letter to S.H. Earle, [1856?]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 57423182

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creatorOf Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885. Autograph letter signed M.W. Chapman to: Miss Livermore December 8, 1856. Wellesley College
referencedIn Lutz, Alma,. Collection of documents by and about abolitionists and women's rights activists: Part 1 (Ad-Lip), 1775-1943 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885. Papers, 1839-1879 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn J.P. Lesley Papers, 1826-1898 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885. Silhouette, [1830?] Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Loring, Ellis Gray, 1803-1858. Ellis Gray Loring Family papers, 1828-1923 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Lindseth, Jon A.,. Lindseth collection of American woman suffrage, [ca. 1820-1920]. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Goodell, William, 1792-1878. The William Goodell Family Papers 1780-1892 1820-1878 Berea College, Hutchins Library
referencedIn John Jay Chapman additional papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Beecher-Stowe family papers, 1798-1956 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Gay, Sydney Howard, 1814-1888. Sydney Howard Gay papers, 1748-1931, Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Beecher family. Beecher-Stowe family papers, 1798-1956 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Dall, Caroline Wells Healey, 1822-1912. Papers, 1829-1956 (inclusive), 1837-1916 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876. Women, emancipation and literature: the papers of Harriet Martineau, 1802-1876 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Lindseth collection of American woman suffrage, [ca. 1820-1920]. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
referencedIn May Anti-Slavery manuscript collection, 1749-1933, (bulk 1840-1880) Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885. The rose is very beautiful : poem, [n.d.]. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Amy Hemenway collection of autographs, 1791-1873. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Cheek, Jeannette Bailey, 1906-. Collection, 1857-1904 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Hall, Henry W., 1839-1864. Papers, 1851-1876 (bulk: 1851-1864). Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Caroline Sturgis Tappan papers, 1838-1921. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Collection, n.y., n.d., 1775-1943 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885. Silhouette, [1830?] Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Bax, Clifford, 1886-1962,. Women authors collection, Ca-Ch, 1827-1900. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871,. May Anti-Slavery manuscript collection, 1749-1933 (bulk 1840-1880). Cornell University Library
referencedIn Edward Morris Davis papers, 1830-1941 (inclusive), 1837-1850 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876. Portfolio of antislavery letters, 1859-1946, 1859-1861 (bulk). Cornell University Library
referencedIn Garrison family papers, 1801-1948 (inclusive), 1840-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906. Abby Kelley Foster correspondence, 1837-1887. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885. ALS [microform] : Weymouth, to Mrs. Arnold, 1857 May 25. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1850-1895 (inclusive), 1852-1878 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Anti-Slavery Letters, [ca. 1974] (transcripts of 19th century originals) Aberystwyth University
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Maria Weston Chapman letters, undated New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Foster, Abby Kelley, 1811-1887. ALS : Millbury [Mass.], to M[aria] W[eston] Chapman, Boston, [18]40 Dec. 21. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Jackson, Francis, 1789-1861. At a full meeting of some of the warmest advocates of the Anti-Slavery cause in Boston: Letter from Francis Jackson et al., 1843 January 9. Swarthmore College, FRIENDS HIST LIBR
creatorOf Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885. Letter to S.H. Earle, [1856?]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letters, 1839-1924 (inclusive), 1839-1891 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn John Jay Chapman papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Foster, Abby Kelley, 1811-1887. Papers, 1837-1893. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Sargent, Henrietta. Letter, 1836. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885. Maria Weston Chapman letters, 1839 and 1884. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1829-1956 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Sydney Howard Gay Papers, 1748-1931 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
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correspondedWith Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933 person
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correspondedWith Tappan, Caroline Sturgis, 1819-1888 person
associatedWith Taylor, Clare., 1934- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Weymouth MA US
Weymouth MA US
Subject
Abolitionists
Antislavery movements
Occupation
Editors
Abolitionists
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Birth 1806-07-25

Death 1885-07-12

English

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