Byrne Stanton letter to A.B. Stanson, January 16, 1904   Save
Byrne Stanton letter to A.B. Stanson, January 16, 1904
Description: Letter from Byrne Stanton of Cincinnati, son of Dr. Benjamin Stanton of Salem, Ohio, to A. B. Stanson at the Periodical Division of the Library of Congress, in response to Stanson's recent inquiry concerning Lundy's anti-slavery periodicals. The letter details Lundy's publishing history and involvement in the abolitionist movement, leading up to his publication of the Genius of Universal Emancipation in 1821. A. B. Stanson, it seems, has been interested in acquiring a complete collection of the papers for the Library of Congress. 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 -- Ohio; Activists; Libraries; Publishers and publishing; Anti-slavery periodicals -- 19th century; Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio); Salem (Ohio); Columbiana County (Ohio)