Weld-Grimké family papers 1740-1930 1825-1893 Weld-Grimké family papers


Weld-Grimké family papers 1740-1930 1825-1893 Weld-Grimké family papers

The Weld-Grimké family papers consist of correspondence, diaries, notebooks, autobiographical documents, printed materials, photographs, realia, and newspaper clippings. The collection addresses such subjects as abolition, women’s rights, temperance, religion, education, and the lives of members of the Weld-Grimké family, including Sarah and Angelina Grimké and Theodore Weld.

6 linear feet



SNAC Resource ID: 6392139

William L. Clements Library

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