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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1169.6

Garrison family letters to William H. Hills


Letters to William Henry Hills from Francis Jackson Garrison and William Lloyd Garrison and other Garrison family members.


  • 1877-1919

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Letters from Garrison family members, including Francis Jackson Garrison and William Lloyd Garrison, Jr. to Hills. Also includes photographs of Francis Jackson Garrison, his family, and his home. Frank Garrison's letters outline his social connections to abolitionists and discuss his father's life and work. A large number of the letters discuss Frank's biography of his father, William Lloyd Garrison. The letters examine the social and political aspects of Boston daily life, particularly the suffrage movement and the Massachusetts Men's League for Women's Suffrage. Frank Garrison also comments on the presidency and the state of American politics. Many of the letters are personal in nature discussing the health and habits of colleagues, friends, and family.


Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

67M-49. Purchased with the Dearborn fund; received: 1967 December 11.
Garrison family. Garrison family letters to William H. Hills, 1877-1919: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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