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Abolition of slavery

 Subject
Subject Source: Local Lc

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Adolphus P. Howard Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0517
Scope and Contents Includes business and personal correspondence, accounts, legal papers, bank statements, maps, etc. Business correspondence, 1850-1938, include letters concerning A. P. Howard's various business enterprises; farm, livestock, fruit and produce, Wellsville, Ohio; printing firm, Columbus, Ohio; tannery, Corry, Penna.; bank and metal works, Pittsburgh, Penna.; farm, Congo, W. Va.; subscription agent in Wellsville, Ohio for National Era, Washington, D. C. Earlier letters are to A. G. DeSellem, an...

Barns Family Records

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3066
Overview A framed lithograph of the James Barns residence in Cumberland Township, near Carmichaels, PA with an insert consisting of a drawing of the first successfully operating engine in Greene Co., ca. 1833, located in the Barns woolen factory on Muddy Creek, near Carmichaels, Pennsylvania. Included is an account by the donor about the Barns family of north central West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. Mention is made of abolitionism, agricultural trends, James Barns, William Shinn Barns,...

Henry Ruffner (1790-1861) and William Henry (1824-1908) Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1942
Overview Pamphlets include Henry Ruffner's antislavery pamphlet, 1847, and his Union speech, 1856. Subjects of the manuscripts and correspondence include family history; travel; Kanawha Salt Works; schools in Virginia and Kanawha County; Lane Seminary Library; Presbyterian Church; slavery, coal, gas, iron, and timber; Johns Hopkins, Washington and Lee, Harvard, Hobart, Cornell, and Hampden-Sydney colleges; Greenbrier County; Alabama; election of 1904; University of Virginia; Kanawha Valley floods;...

John Brown (1800-1859) Clippings

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0335
Overview Clippings and illustrations regarding abolitionist and activist John Brown, who led a raid on Harper's Ferry in 1859, precipitating the American Civil War. Includes: 1) facsimile of a page of the newspaper "Independent Democrat" of Charlestown, Virginia from 10-25-1859 including article giving an account of the raid by John Brown; 2) facsimile of a page of the newspaper "Daily Enquirer" of Richmond, Virginia from 11-21-1859 including copy of Brown's petition for a writ of error in his trial; 3)...

John Brown and John Brown, Jr. Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.3108
Overview Contains letters, documents, letter-books, manuscripts and articles relating to John Brown and John Brown, Jr. Topics include abolitionist activities, including those in Kansas and Harpers Ferry, farm business, and family matters. Included are bits of fatherly advice, insight into the wool industry of the mid-1800's, eyewitness commentary on events in the abolitionist movement, and a phrenological description of John Brown. Names mentioned are Jason Brown, Owen Brown, Frederick Douglass, John...

John Brown Records

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Collection Number: A&M.0336
Scope and Contents Photostat copies of court records from the 13th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Jefferson County, (W) Va., relating to the trial of John Brown and the others for the raid on Harper's Ferry.

John Brown Records

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Collection Number: A&M.1475
Scope and Contents Letter from Brown's cousin, Luther Humphrey, dated Windham, Portage Co, O. November 12, 1859 extolling Brown's course of action; Brown's reply, dated Charlestown, Jefferson Co, Va., November 19, 1859, in which he upholds the righteousness of his cause.

Pittenger Family Letters

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3127
Overview Various Pittenger family members wrote these letters, mostly to other family members. The most frequent correspondent is Abraham Pittenger, a farmer, teacher, and local government official in Hancock County. The letters detail farming and marketing of farm goods, educational developments, affairs of the Presbyterian Church, and family events. The collection also provides significant information about the early Republican party, secession crisis, Civil War and Reconstruction.

Wood County Records

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1752
Overview Transcript of a trial in the circuit superior court of Wood County and appeal to the General Court of Virginia concerning citizens of Ohio who were arrested by Virginia authorities while helping slaves escape.