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Benjamin Lundy Papers
Description: Badly damaged letter from Benjamin Lundy to an unnamed daughter, discussing marriage and married life. Almost a quarter of the letter has been torn off or removed, and much of the text is illegible. Letter briefly mentions Lundy's travel in pursuit of subscriptions to his 'Genius of Universal Emancipation'; but the letter is largely concerned with what seems to be Lundy's daughter's considerations of marriage and his own reflections on her prospects. 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_B01F01_ND02_01
Subjects: Families; Marriage; Abolitionists; Transportation--Ohio--History; Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839; Land settlement; Anti-slavery periodicals -- 19th century
Places: Benjamin Lundy Papers