James G. Birney papers, 1816-1884, bulk 1820-1856.


William L. Clements Library. James G. Birney papers, 1816-1884, bulk 1820-1856.

James G. Birney papers, 1816-1884, bulk 1820-1856.

The James G. Birney papers consist of the personal, political, and professional letters of James Birney, a Kentucky slaveholder, Alabama politician, anti-slavery activist, and presidential candidate. The collection is particularly strong in Birney's political activities with the American Colonization Society, the American Anti-Slavery Society, and the Liberty Party; his role as an abolitionist writer and as the founder and editor of "The Philanthropist"; and his personal communications with his family and friends.

5 linear feet.

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