Joseph Warbasse letter to Anna Pemberton, January 3, 1904   Save
Joseph Warbasse letter to Anna Pemberton, January 3, 1904
Description: Response letter from Joseph Warbasse to Anna Pemberton's request for information about the original birthplace of 19th century abolitionist leader Benjamin Lundy. Warbasse's response gives detailed background and biographical information about Lundy and includes information on the historical renaming of Lundy's township of birth. Letter also includes description of Warbasse's sketch restorations of the Lundy house, and about recent publications of Lundy family genealogy. Benjamin Lundy (1789-1839) was a prominent Quaker abolitionist best known for his development of abolitionist periodicals. His Genius of Universal Emancipation was first published in 1821 from his home in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, and enjoyed a wide circulation across the antebellum United States. In the 1820s, the young William Lloyd Garrison came to work for The Genius. Benjamin Lundy traveled widely seeking subscriptions to The Genius, giving talks about the anti-slavery movement, and observing and documenting the conditions of enslaved people across the Americas. He was also involved in the establishment of freed slave colonies in Mexico. View on Ohio Memory.
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Subjects: Genealogy & local history; Greenville (Ohio); Benjamin Lundy, 1789-1839; Human rights; Quakers; Society of Friends; Anti-Slavery Periodicals--19th Century
Places: San Francisco (California); Newton (New Jersey)