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COLLECTION Identifier: A/P564

Letters from Wendell Phillips, 1855


Autograph letters of Wendell Phillips, lawyer, abolitionist, and labor reformer.


  • Creation: 1855

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

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.


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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.

Processing Information

Processed: October 1986

By: Bert Hartry

Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. Letters from Wendell Phillips, 1855: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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