Amistad Schooner case collection, 1839-1968.

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Amistad Schooner case collection, 1839-1968.

Items include facsimiles of correspondence, maps, press clippings, etc. Microfilm made chiefly by William and Muriel Peters from originals in Butler Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Long Island, N.Y.; Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston; National Archives and Records Service, Washington, D.C.; Schomburg Collection, New York Public Library; Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.; and other repositories. Correspondence, diaries, articles, reports, speeches, programs, clippings, maps, book excerpts, and other documents, pertaining to the Amistad case, Africans known as Amistads, and those involved in the effort to free them, led by Lewis Tappan. Includes letters from the Africans Cinque and Kale, portrait of Cinque by Nathaniel Jocelyn, history of the American Missionary Association by Lewis Tappan, and material relating to the capture of the ship off the coast of Long Island, trial, and subsequent life of the freed Amistads. Correspondents include Charles Francis Adams, Franklin Adams, John Quincy Adams, Leonard Bacon, Roger Sherman Baldwin, Noah Bayley, David Biggs, Joel P. Bishop, James Buchanan, Josiah Butler, John Forsyth, William Harned, Washington Irving, William Jay, Simeon Jocelyn, Hugh S. Legare, Joshua Leavitt, Ellis Gray Loring, James Morss, Samuel D. Parker, Theophilus Parsons, Richard Peters, Joseph S. Pickering, William Seward, Theodore Sedgwick, Seth Staples, William S. Taneyhill, Lewis Tappan, John Tyler, and Martin Van Buren.

10 items and 6 Microfilm: 5 rolls positive and 1 roll negative and positive.

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Leavitt, Joshua, 1794-1873

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