- Majority of material found in 1840-1907
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
7.5 linear feet (15 boxes)
Many letters to the Garrison children are about their father. W. L. Garrison Jr.'s correspondence is both personal and professional, including 201 letters to his sister Fanny Garrison Villard and 90 to his brother-in-law Henry Villard on business matters. The largest body of correspondence, that of Wendell Phillips Garrison, contains personal correspondence with family and friends and professional correspondence concerning The Nation.
Letters to Fanny are mostly condolence letters on the death of her brother Wendell. Much of the third party correspondence concerns the celebration honoring Wendell's forty years at The Nation, or consists of letters to Elizabeth Pease Nichol, an English abolitionist. Manuscripts are mostly lectures by Wendell or notes of W. L. Garrison Sr. Also contains legal documents, photographs, genealogies, clippings, ephemera, and printed material including books and pamphlets by or about W. L. Garrison Sr. or Wendell Phillips Garrison.
- I. Letters to William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879)
- II. Letters from William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879)
- III. Letters to William Lloyd Garrison (1838-1909)
- IV. Letters from William Lloyd Garrison (1838-1909)
- V. Letters to Wendell Phillips Garrison
- VI. Letters from Wendell Phillips Garrison
- VII. Letters to Fanny (Garrison) Villard
- VIII. Letters to Francis Jackson Garrison
- IX. Other letters
- X. Notes and compositions
- XI. Miscellaneous
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Garrison family. Garrison family papers: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- EAD ID
Part of the Houghton Library Repository
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