WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/02/1879 - HFSID 14038
Sale Price $680.00
WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISONThe prominent social reformer wrote and signed this letter about the study of Asian civilizations and culture Autograph Letter signed: "Wm. Lloyd Garrison", 1p, 5x8. Boston, Massachusetts, 1879 March 2.In full: " Dear Sir, Your letter is received. I trust you will succeed in writing an interesting and useful article on the Chinese question, in accordance with your wish and purpose. To aid you I refer you to Professor Pumpelly's volume, 'Across America and Asia;' and particularly to the admirable volume entitled 'Oriental Religions - China,' by Rev. Samuel Johnson, a lucid and exhaustive work. I presume you will find both of these volumes in the public libraries in New York. Thanking you for your warm appreciation of my labors in the cause of freedom and humanity, I remain, Very truly yours". William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879)was the founder and publisher (1831-1865) of the antislavery journal"The Liberator". In 1833, he founded the American Anti-Slavery Society, serving as its President from 1843-1865. After the Civil War, he campaigned against liquor, prostitution, and injustice in the treatment of Indians, and in favor of woman suffrage. Garrison was a complete social reformer who sought equal rights for all people, no matter their race, religion, or gender.This letter was written less than three months before his death. Garrison did not always agree with his contemporary social reformers (particularly Frederick Douglass and Wendell Phillips, both of whom were close friends), by the time of his death he could look back at their friendships fondly. Slightly creased. Binder holes on left side. ¼" paper separation at right edge of upper horizontal fold. Otherwise, fine condition.
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