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Higginson, Thomas Wentworth (1823-1911) to Wendell P. Garrison

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08937 Author/Creator: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth (1823-1911) Place Written: Newport, Rhode Island Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 January 1868 Pagination: 3 p. ; 15 x 11.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to Garrison, the son of William Lloyd Garrison, about the "Slave Songs" Garrison sent him: "I certainly ought to have acknowledged the receipt of the Slave Songs...I think that you and your wife (who was the pioneer) have great reason to be satisfied...I was very sorry, though, not to see the works militant music."

People: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911
Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: TranscendentalistLiterature and Language ArtsWomen's HistoryArt, Music, Theater, and FilmAfrican American HistorySlaveryAbolitionReform MovementMusic

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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