Letters to Sarah Blake Sturgis Shaw from various correspondents, 1838-1880.

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Shaw, Sarah Blake Sturgis, 1815-1902,. Letters to Sarah Blake Sturgis Shaw from various correspondents, 1838-1880.

Letters to Sarah Blake Sturgis Shaw from various correspondents, 1838-1880.

Consists of letters written to Francis George and Sarah Blake (Sturgis) Shaw by various correspondents. Topics discussed include family matters, the details of daily life, spiritualism and Swedenborgianism, slavery, and important events leading up to the Civil War, such as the assault on Charles Sumner, the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin, and John Brown's raid. Letters from Lydia Maria Child also frequently mention American artist William Page.

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Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896

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Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850

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Shaw, Francis George, 1809-1882

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Page, William, 1811-1885

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Portrait and figure painter. From the description of Letter : New York, to John Sartain, 1875 Dec. 9. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28489467 Portrait, figure painter; New York. Page was married three times; his first wife was Lavinia Twibill, sister of painter,? divorced c. 1843, second was Sara A. Dougherty. In 1857 he married Sophia Candace Stevens Hitchcock, daughter of Henry Stevens, an important bibliographer and bookseller. William a...

Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

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Massachusetts lawyer and U.S. Senator, 1851-1874. He was an ardent abolitionist who attacked the south in his "crime against Kansas" speech in 1856. Two days later he was assaulted in the Senate, receiving injuries that took him years to recover from. From the description of Letters, 1858-1869. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55768315 Born in Boston, Mass., the U.S. statesman Charles Sumner studied law at Harvard and practiced law in his native ci...

Shaw, Sarah Blake Sturgis, 1815-1902.

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Sarah Shaw was the wife of Francis George Shaw, a prominent philanthropist and reformer of Boston and West Roxbury, Mass., and Staten Island, N.Y. The Shaws were the parents of Robert Gould Shaw, Civil War soldier and colonel of the first black regiment to serve with the Union Army. From the description of Letters to Sarah Blake Sturgis Shaw from various correspondents, 1838-1880. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612365572 From the guide to the Letters to Sarah Blak...