Lydia S. Wierman letter to Thomas Earl   Save
Lydia S. Wierman letter to Thomas Earl
Description: Letter from Lydia S. Wierman to Thomas Earl of Philadelphia, care of George Forman. Wierman's letter has been truncated somewhat -- here, we have only pages 4 and 5 of what presumably is a longer letter. Weirman speaks eloquently and passionately about the life and work of her brother, abolitionist Benjamin Lundy. Page 4 of the letter opens in the midst of recounting a story by which someone crawls to safety in a wintry woods. The letter continues in a consideration of Lundy's tremendous life's work in abolitionism from Wierman's perspective. 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 ab View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Page1
Subjects: Abolition; Abolitionists--Ohio; Benjamin Lundy, 1789-1839; Human rights; Quakers; Society of Friends
Places: Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)