Scott M. Wilds letter to "Sir or Madame," January 30, 1979   Save
Scott M. Wilds letter to "Sir or Madame," January 30, 1979
Description: Reference letter from Ohio Historical Society Research Assistant Scott M. Wilds identifying and describing a fragment copy of a page of a longer letter by William Lloyd Garrison, then and now housed in the Benjamin Lundy papers at the Ohio History Connection. Wilds provides more content for the letter and announces that it will be included in a reprint book out shortly from Belknap Press. Wilds' context for the Garrison letter fragment is as follows: "would like to know that we have identified this letter. It is from William Lloyd Garrison to the President and Members of the Anti-Slavery Reunion Convention, June 5, 1874. The convention, which Garrison did not attend, met in Chicago on June 9, 1874. The full text of the letter is printed in the Chicago [underlined] Inter-Ocean, June 10, 1874." 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_19790130_01
Subjects: Abolitionists; Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839; Ohio Historical Society; Archives
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)