William Lloyd Garrison letter, June 4, 1874   Save
William Lloyd Garrison letter, June 4, 1874
Description: This is a letter from William Lloyd Garrison to the organizers of the Anti-Slavery Re-Union, held at Chicago the week of June 10th, 1874. The letter politely declines the invitation, and surveys the great periodical contributions to the work of abolitionism in the pre-war period -- including the work of Benjamin Lundy, whom Garrison explicitly credits with his introduction to the cause of universal emancipation. Letter also opens with Garrison's discussion of an unwarranted publication of one of his letters, which has drawn (unwanted) public attention to Garrison's recent illness. 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: Abolitionists; William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879); Human rights; Society of Friends; Quakers; Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839
Places: Boston (Massachusetts)