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Waugh, Dr. (fl. 1820) to Thomas Pringle

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.249 Author/Creator: Waugh, Dr. (fl. 1820) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 February 1820 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 22 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Waugh, a reverend, writes to Pringle in Deptford, a township in London. In the first paragraph, which is struck, Waugh insists that Pringle meet Mrs. Gregory. Introduces Mr. Elliot, who bears this letter. Waugh hopes that Elliot will be useful in Pringle's society (possibly the Anti-Slavery Society). Notes Elliot's acquaintances, referring to his travels on the European continent and his association with James Montgomery, who wrote the poem "The Wanderer of Switzerland." Attached to a brown paper frame.

Background Information: Pringle was a Scottish poet and abolitionist.

People: Waugh, Dr., fl. 1820
Pringle, Thomas, 1789-1834
Montgomery, James, 1771-1854

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistoryTravelPoetryAbolitionSlaveryReform Movement

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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