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Webb, Maria (1804-1873) [Scrapbook of Maria Webb]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08360 Author/Creator: Webb, Maria (1804-1873) Place Written: s.l. Type: Scrapbook Date: ca. 1840-1890 Pagination: 1 v.

Bound collection of letters from leading abolitionists of the period, including Frederick Douglass and Harriet Beecher Stowe, among others.

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