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Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) to Emily Collins

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01197 Author/Creator: Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 October 1879 Pagination: 1 p. 21 x 13 cm

Summary of Content: Offers his home as a place to stay during her attendance at the eleventh annual meeting of the American Woman Suffrage Association, to be held in District of Columbia in early January 1880. Emily Parmely Collins worked for women's rights in New York, Louisiana, and Connecticut.

Background Information:

People: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: African American HistoryWomen's HistorySuffrageReform Movement

Sub Era: The Gilded Age

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