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Alice E. Nutt letter

 Collection — Folder: ViU2022.0013_1
Identifier: MSS 16667
Content Description This collection contains a letter from Alice E. Nutt to her cousin, Kate, that discusses various personal matters before querying Kate on her impressions of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852). Nutt, whose father was an ardent Virginia secessionist, articulates an unfavorable reaction to the recently published work and also addresses her disdain for the abolitionist efforts of English noblewomen. The letter measures 7.75" X 6.25" and is four pages in length. Some parts of the fourth page are written...
Dates: 1853 January 12

Wendell Phillips papers

 Collection — Box: BW 38, Folder: 1 (addition)
Identifier: MSS 7206
Content Description This addition to MSS 7206 Wendell Phillips papers is a single undated letter from Wendell Phillips (1811-1884), an attorney and abolitionist, concerning a speaking engagement on "Tousssaint L'Ouverture, the hero of Hayti" in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Dates: undated

Virgil Maxwell Ward letters

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16678
Content Description This collection contains four letters from a formerly enslaved person, Virgil M. Ward to his former Philadelphia employer, Edward Morris Davis, referred to as "Dear Friend " in the letters. Ward was born in Virginia in 1827, and it is unknown how he escaped enslavement. He worked in Philadelphia for Davis at $15.00 per month from April 1st, 1855 to April 13th, 1857. He moved to Ypsilanti, then Canada, and finally to Michigan. The letters are from the year 1860. The first letter is...
Dates: October 25, 1860 - December 16, 1860.

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