R. Williams letter to Mrs. Susan M.Weirman, March 23, 1896   Save
R. Williams letter to Mrs. Susan M.Weirman, March 23, 1896
Description: Letter from R. Williams to Mrs. Susan M. Wierman (here, spelled Weirman by R. Williams), daughter of Benjamin Lundy, concerning Williams' plan to visit Mrs. Wierman to take photographs for a forthcoming article on the life and times of Lundy, to be published in a Chicago newspaper. Williams describes previous visits to Wierman, and makes notes of the resources, publications and repositories he has used in compiling his study of Lundy thus far. He also makes requests of Mrs. Wierman for a sketch of recollections about life with her father and her own involvement in the abolition movement. 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.
Image ID: Page1
Subjects: Abolition; Human rights; Quakers; Society of Friends; Benjamin Lundy, 1789-1839
Places: Clear Creek (Illinois)