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Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07236 Author/Creator: Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 April 1870 Pagination: 1 p. ; 20.5 x 12.1 cm.

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Summary of Content: "The wife of Captain John Brown and I believe a daughter are now living on a farm somewhere in California."

Background Information:

People: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Brown, John, 1800-1859

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: American WestJohn BrownAfrican American AuthorAfrican American History

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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