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MS Am 1169.2-1169.5

Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907. Wendell Phillips Garrison correspondence, 1857-1907: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1169.2-1169.5
Creator: Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907.
Title: Wendell Phillips Garrison correspondence,
Date(s): 1857-1907.
Quantity: 3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of Wendell Phillips Garrison, editor of The Nation, including correspondence with his brother Francis Jackson Garrison.

Acquisition Information:

49M-168 - 49M-178. Gift of Mrs. Alan Valentine, President's House, 22 Berkeley Street Rochester 3, New York; received: 1950 April 3.

Access Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Wendell Phillips Garrison Correspondence, 1857-1907 (MS Am 1169.2-1169.5). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Historical Note

Wendell Phillips Garrison was editor of The Nation. His brother Francis Jackson Garrison (1848-1916) was associated with Riverside Press and Houghton Mifflin Company.


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Scope and Content

Chiefly correspondence between Wendell Phillips Garrison and Francis Jackson Garrison concerning the biography the brothers wrote about their father, William Lloyd Garrison, as well as personal topics. Also includes letters from Wendell Phillips Garrison to William Lloyd Garrison, William Everett, and Samuel May, as well as other Garrison family members, which refer to the abolition movement, the periodicals the Nation and the Liberator, and family matters. Some letters include newspaper clippings or pen and ink drawings. Collection also includes autograph manuscript lecture by Wendell Phillips Garrison concerning Thomas Bewick, the English engraver.

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