Letters from Wendell Phillips, 1855
Autograph letters of Wendell Phillips, lawyer, abolitionist, and labor reformer.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the letters written by Wendell Phillips are in the public domain.
Copying. Letters may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Collection consists of three autograph letters: one to Susan B. Anthony (1855) regretting that he is unable to give an anti-slavery address; one to Elizabeth Cady Stanton (n.d.) re: woman suffrage; and one to "Dear Friend" re: his copy of the Documentary History of New York.
Wendell Phillips was a lawyer, abolitionist, and labor reformer. For further biographical information, see Who Was Who in America 1607-1896 (1963) and Dictionary of American Biography.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession numbers: 807, 1383
These three Wendell Phillips letters were purchased by the Schlesinger Library from Paul C. Richards in 1964 and 1968.
Processed: October 1986
By: Bert Hartry
- Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. Letters from Wendell Phillips, 1855: A Finding Aid
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