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Benjamin Lundy letter to son
Description: Fragment of a letter from Benjamin Lundy to his son, providing what appears to be condolences, perhaps on the occasion of a death in the family. Fragment also appears to reference Lundy's publications, and his abolitionist work in Mexico and in Philadelphia. 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.
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Subjects: Abolitionists; Families; Anti-slavery periodicals -- 19th century; Society of Friends; Quakers; Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839
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