Garrison Family Papers, 1694-2005

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Garrison family. Garrison Family Papers, 1694-2005

Garrison Family Papers, 1694-2005

Collection contains thousands of primary sources that document the family's involvement in politics, business, art, literature, religion, education, and most of the major reform movements of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Extensive correspondence, diaries, clippings, articles, speeches, photographs, memorabilia, and printed sources trace the activities of the Garrison, Coffin, Mott, and Wright families. Although there are letters and other documents relating to William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879), the largest part of the material relates to his son, William Lloyd Garrison (1838-1909), Ellen Wright Garrison, and their descendents. The papers are an important source on women's rights as they include the correspondence of Martha Coffin Wright with other leaders of the movement. Major correspondents on abolition, women's rights, and other reforms include Susan B. Anthony, Alice Stone Blackwell, Henry B. Blackwell, Carrie Chapman Catt, Lucy Conant, Kate Daniel, Matilda Joslin Gage, Henry George, Lucretia Coffin Mott, Emmeline and Sylvia Pankhurst, Theodore Parker, Wendell Phillips, Parker Pillsbury, Louis Prang, Caroline Severance, Anna Howard Shaw, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Booker T. Washington, Theodore Dwight Weld, Frances E. Willard and Marie Zakrzewska.

302 boxes, 9 volumes (117.75 linear ft.)

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Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919

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Anna Howard Shaw was born February 14, 1847 at Newcastle upon Tyne, England. When she was four, her family moved to Massachusetts. In 1859 her father settled his wife and younger children in an unfinished cabin on Michigan's frontier while he returned east. Shaw's bitter recollections of the responsibilities that fell to her in the next decade make up the most powerful section of the memoirs she published as Story of a Pioneer (1915). Vowing to avoid dependency, Shaw prepared herself for the min...

Severance, Caroline Maria Seymour, 1820

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Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

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Lucretia Mott (née Coffin) was born Jan. 3, 1793 in Nantucket, MA. She was a descendent of Peter Folger and Mary Morrell Folger and a cousin of Framer Benjamin Franklin. Mott became a teacher; her interest in women's rights began when she discovered that male teachers at the school were paid significantly more than female staff. A well known abolitionist, Mott considered slavery to be evil, a Quaker view. When she moved to Philadelphia, she became Quaker minister. Along with white and black wo...

Wright, Martha Coffin, 1806-1875

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Willard, Frances E. (Frances Elizabeth), 1839-1898

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Author; first dean of women and professor of aesthetics at Northwestern University; president (1879-1898) of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union; social reformer concerned with women's rights, suffrage, and other social issues. From the description of Papers 1874-1992. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70968117 American reformer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Madison, N.J., to Mr. H. Ward, editor of the Independent, 1872 Aug. 12. (Unknown). Wo...

Conant, Lucy Scarborough

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Wright family.

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Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860.

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Unitarian minister and reformer. From the description of Letter, 1850 Nov. 5, Boston, to Charles Mason. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 170925855 Rev. Theodore Parker (1810-1860), Unitarian minister, social reformer, and publicist, was born in Lexington, Mass., a grandson of Captain John Parker (1729-1775) of Revolutionary fame. Parker graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1836, became minister of West Roxbury, and proceeded to develop his theological and social ...

Smith College.

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Since 1900, Christmas at Smith College has involved the sending of cards, the singing of carols and the annual Vespers. Smith College's Christmas Vespers has allowed religious and non-religious students alike to come together and appreciate the music and spirit of the holiday season. At this annual candlelight ceremony, Smith College choral groups perform seasonal songs and religious readings. From the description of Records of Christmas at Smith College, 1900-[ongoing]. (Smith Colle...

Prang, Louis, 1824-1909

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Louis Prang was born in Germany where took an active part in the Revolution of 1848. After emigrating to the U.S. Prang served as a mapper during the Civil War and transferred these skill to the business of printingg and lithography. Prang became an innovator in the printing and packaging of greeting cards, and also became interested in art education. From the description of Papers, 1871-1971. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122477111 Louis Prang (1824-190...

Garrison, William Lloyd, 1838-1909

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Gage, Matilda Joslyn, 1826-1898

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Matilda Joslyn Gage (b. Mar. 24, 1826, Cicero, NY–d. Mar. 18, 1898, Chicago, IL) was a prominent suffragist. Her father, Hezekiah Joslyn, was an abolitionist and his home was a station of the Underground Railroad. In 1845 she married Henry H. Gage, and had five children; her son-in-law was writer L. Frank Baum. Gage became involved in the women's rights movement in 1852 when she decided to speak at the National Women's Rights Convention in Syracuse, NY. She served as president of the National ...

Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879

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Anti-slavery advocate. From the description of Circular and letter, 1848 Jan. 21, Boston, to Rev. Mr. Russell, South Hingham. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 231311718 Abolitionist and reformer William Lloyd Garrison was founder of the Boston abolitionist paper, The Liberator, and the New England Anti-Slavery Society. From the description of Papers, 1835-1873 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007257 Abolitionist and lectur...

Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

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Booker T. Washington was an African American educator and public figure. Born a slave on a small farm in Virginia, he worked his way through the Hampton Institute and became an instructor there. He was the first principal of the Tuskegee Institute, and under his management it became a successful center for practical education. A forceful and charismatic personality, he became a national figure through his books and lectures. Although his conservative views concerned many critics, he became the m...

Zakrzewska, Marie E. (Marie Elizabeth), 1829-1902

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Truth, Sojourner, 1799-1883

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Sojourner Truth (b. Isabella Baumfree, c. 1797-d. November 26, 1883), African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist best-known for her speech on racial inequalities, "Ain't I a Woman?", delivered extemporaneously in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention. Truth was born into slavery but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. She devoted her life to the abolitionist cause and helped to recruit black troops for the Union Army. Although Truth began her career as an abo...

Blackwell, Henry Browne, 1825-1909

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Garrison family.

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Abolitionists; social reformers; and suffragists. Family members represented include William Lloyd Garrison, Jr. (1838-1909), editor and son of radical abolitionist leader William Lloyd Garrison, Sr. (1805-1879); his mother-in-law, Martha Coffin Pelham Wright (1806-1875), an organizer of the Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention (1848); her daughter, Ellen Wright Garrison (1840-1931), women's rights advocate and suffragist; Eleanor Garrison (1880-1974), suffragist; George Thompson Garrison (183...

American Freedmen's Union Commission

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Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947

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Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, suffragist, early feminist, political activist, and Iowa State alumna (1880), was born on January 9, 1859 in Ripon, Wisconsin to Maria Clinton and Lucius Lane. At the close of the Civil War, the Lanes moved to a farm near Charles City, Iowa where they remained throughout their lives. Carrie entered Iowa State College in 1877 completing her work in three years. She graduated at the top of her class and while in Ames established military drills for women, became the first...

Weld, Theodore Dwight, 1803-1895

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Writer Weld, the husband of Angelina Grimké, was active in the abolitionist and temperance movements. For additional biographical information, see Dictionary of American Biography and Who Was Who in America, 1607-1896 (1963). From the description of Letters, 1880-1890 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007533 Theodore Dwight Weld was born in Hampton, Connecticut on November 23, 1803. An advocate and crusader for temperance, abolition and women's right...

Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893

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Lucy Stone (b. Aug. 13, 1818, West Brookfield, MA–d. Oct. 18, 1893, Boston, MA) was born to parents Hannah Matthews and Francis Stone. At age 16, Stone began teaching in district schools always earning far less money than men. In 1847, she became the first woman in Massachusetts to earn a college degree from Oberlin College. After college, Stone began her career with the Garrisonian Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and began giving public speeches on women's rights. in the fall of 1847; With...

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in Johnstown, New York in 1815. She organized the first Women's Rights Convention at Senecca Falls, New York, in 1848 and for more than fifty years thereafter was a crusader for women's rights, especially women's suffrage. She died in New York City in 1902....

Anthony, Susan Brownell, 1820-1906

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Susan B. Anthony (b. February 15, 1820, Adams, Massachusetts-d. March 13, 1906, Rochester, New York)1820-1906), educated in New York and at the Philadelphia Friends Seminary. Anthony taught at various New York schools between 1839 and 1849. She became involved in women's suffrage, temperance, abolitionism, and labor reform after a meeting with Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1850. Between 1868 and 1870 Anthony edited the "Revolution" a women's suffrage weekly. Best known for her lifelong crusade fo...

Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950

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Daughter of suffrage leaders Lucy Stone and Henry Browne Blackwell, Alice Stone Blackwell joined her parents in writing and editing the Woman's Journal. For additional biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1885-1950 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008749 Editor, The woman's journal and suffrage news. From the description of Letter, 1920 Apr...

Pankhurst, Emmeline, 1858-1929

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Emmeline Pankhurst (b. July 15, 1858, Manchester, England – d. June 14, 1928, Hampstead, England) was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. Born in Moss Side, Manchester to politically active parents, Pankhurst was introduced at the age of 14 to the women's suffrage movement. On 18 December 1879, she married Richard Pankhurst, a barrister known for supporting women's right to vote; they had five children over the next...

George, Henry, 1839-1897

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Economist and reformer. From the description of Papers of Henry George, 1888-1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455433 Henry George (1839-1897), political economist and social reformer, was best known for his book Progress and Poverty, in which he advocated economic equality through a single tax on land value. He ran unsuccessfully for mayor of New York City on a labor ticket in 1884 and died during his second mayoral campaign in 1897. From the guide to the H...

Garrison, Ellen Wright, 1840-1931

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Garrison, Eleanor, 1880-1974

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Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884

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Wendell Phillips (1811-1884), orator and reformer, was one of the leaders of the abolitionist movement in Boston, Mass., wrote frequently for William Lloyd Garrison's (1805-1879) _Liberator_, and eventually became president of the American Anti-Slavery Society. He contributed much to the cause through inflammatory speeches favoring the division of the Union and opposing the acquisition of Texas and the war with Mexico. Later Phillips became an advocate of women's rights, penal reforms, and the l...

Wright, David, 1805-1897.

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Mott family.

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