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Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

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    • Brown, W. Wells (William Wells), 1814?-1884
    • Brown, Wm. Wells (William Wells), 1814?-1884
    • Brown, W. W. (William Wells), 1814?-1884
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    • found: His Three years in Europe ... 1852:p. ix (b. "as nearly as he can tell" in the autumn of 1814)
    • found: Whelchel, L.H. My chains fell off, c1984:CIP t.p. (William Wells Brown) introd. (1813-1884)
    • found: nuc86-74510: His Three years in Europe ... [MI] 1852(hdg. on LrI rept.: Brown, William Wells, b. 1815; usage: W. Wells Brown)
    • found: My Southern home, 2000:t.p. (Wm. Wells Brown, M.D.)
    • found: Farrison, W.E. William Wells Brown, 1969:p. 7, etc. (conflicting dates of birth from different sources including his daughter Josephine who, in her biography, gave his date of birth as 15th March, 1815; Brown himself gave the date as autumn 1814 and this is corroborated by the only documentary source not derived from Brown himself, the deed of emancipation from his last owner who stated on April 24, 1854, that Brown was in his fortieth year; most probably the year of his birth was 1814)
    • found: Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history, 1996(Brown, William Wells, c. 1814-1884)
    • found: Oxford Companion to African American literature, 1997(Brown, William Wells; 1814-1884)
    • found: African American writers, 2000(Brown, William Wells; ?/1814?-11/6/1884)
    • found: Clotel & other writings, 2014:title-page (William Wells Brown) jacket flap (1814-1884; born a slave; became a fugitive at age 19; agent of the Underground Railroad; anti-slavery activist; self-taught orator and author; foundational figure of African American literature; his novel, play and travelogue were the first of each to be published by an African American)
    • found: Britannica library reference center, via WWW, May 22, 2014(William Wells Brown; born near Lexington, KY 1814?, died Chelsea, MA November 6, 1884; adopted the name Wells Brown after a Quaker who aided him as a fugitive)
    • found: Wikipedia, May 22, 2014(William Wells Brown; born in Lexington, KY; lived in Buffalo, NY from 1836 to about 1845, helped fugitive slaves; married twice, had 2 daughters; went abroad 1849-1854; lectured in Britain and Europe; returned to US after a British couple purchased his freedom; settled in Boston; also a supporter of the Temperance movement; studied homeopathic medicine and had a medical practice in the South End, Boston while living in Cambridge; moved to Chelsea in 1882)
    • found: Circle Association's African American history of western New York state, 1830-1865, via WWW, May 23, 2014(William Wells Brown, ~1814-1884; attended meetings of Western New York Anti-slavery Society in Buffalo; participated in National Convention of Colored Citizens, 1843, in Buffalo, along with Frederick Douglass and Charles Lenox Remond; spoke at the 1844 convention of the American Anti-slavery Society; was hired as a lecturer by the Massachusetts Anti-slavery Society in 1847) -
    • found: OCLC, May 27, 2014(access points: Brown, William Wells; Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884; Brown, William Wells, 1815-1884; Brown, William Wells, b. 1815; Brown, William Wells, 1816-1884; usage: William Wells Brown; W. Wells Brown; Wm. Wells Brown; W.W. Brown)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 27, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Brown, William Wells; abolitionist, slave, novelist, playwright, historian, lecturer; born March 1815 in Lexington, Kentucky, United States; born a slave, escaped walking off the ship into the city of Cincinnati (1834); worked as a boatman on Lake Erie; active member of the local Underground Railroad, Buffalo, New York (1836); was active in local and regional abolitionist associations and Negro Convention Movement; employed as a lecturing agent by Western New York Anti-Slavery Society (1843) and later by Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society; lectured throughout the Northeast and Canada West as an agent of the Haytian Emigration Bureau, promoting the black independent nation in Haiti as a future home for African Americans (1861-1862); published author; was a delegate to International Peace Congress, Paris (1849) and published the first travel memoir by an African American, Three Years in Europe (1853); died 6 November 1884 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States)
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    • PS1139.B9
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    • 1980-03-31: new
    • 2018-01-29: revised
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