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Title
Lydia Maria Francis Child correspondence
Type
Mixed Material
Language
English
Collection material in English
Identified By
Lccn: mm79000488
Note
Forms part of: Miscellaneous Manuscripts collection.
Summary
Chiefly letters (1856 December 2-1876 January 25) from Child to John Greenleaf Whittier. Topics include Whittier's poetry; the publication of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) written by African American author Harriet A. Jacobs; South Carolina congressman Preston Brook's assault on Charles Sumner, U.S. senator from Massachusetts, in 1856, Child's tribute to Sumner, and description of the memorial for Charles Sumner in 1874; John Charles Frémont, Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, William H. Seward, Daniel Webster, and other prominent individuals; national political affairs; slaves and slavery; secession, the Confederacy, and the Civil War; the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871; and religion, in particular Christianity.
Authorized Access Point
Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880. Lydia Maria Francis Child correspondence, 1856-1876