R. Williams letter to Mrs. Susan M.Weirman, July 21, 1896   Save
R. Williams letter to Mrs. Susan M.Weirman, July 21, 1896
Description: Response letter from R. Williams to Susan M. Wierman [sometimes spelled Weirman] following up on a visit from photographer M. Wooley, presumably to snap photographs of Susan and the Lundy home to accompany Williams' biographical essay on Lundy. Williams sends along Wooley's letters and requests additional information from Ms. Wierman about the life and times of some meeting houses significant in the life and times of her father, anti-slavery activist and abolitionist periodical publisher Benjamin Lundy. 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: MSS112_B01F02_18960721_01
Subjects: Abolition; Abolitionists; Anti-Slavery Periodicals--19th Century; Benjamin Lundy, 1789-1839
Places: Clear Creek (Illinois)