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Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) to Maria Webb

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08360.04 Author/Creator: Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) Place Written: Halifax, Yorkshire, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 November 1859 Pagination: 4 p. ; 18 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: Fourth loose letter in scrapbook.

People: Webb, Maria, 1804-1873
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Brown, John, 1800-1859

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American AuthorAfrican American HistoryAbolitionReform MovementSlavery

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery

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