R. Williams letter to Mrs. Susan M.Weirman, September 9, 1895   Save
R. Williams letter to Mrs. Susan M.Weirman, September 9, 1895
Description: Short note from Lundy biographer R. Williams to Mrs. Susan M. Wierman (here, "Wiederman") concerning Williams' proposed return visits to Wierman's home in Clear Creek, Illinois. Williams explains that he had intended to visit with a "Col. Plumb"; but Plumb is elderly and had fallen ill. Williams proposes hoping to visit solo in months to come, and asks after the dates of the local Friends Quarterly Meeting. 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_18950909_01
Subjects: Abolition; Abolitionists; Quakers; Society of Friends; Benjamin Lundy, 1789-1839
Places: Clear Creek (Illinois)