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

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

Summary of Content: Bound collection of letters from leading abolitionists of the period, including Frederick Douglass and Harriet Beecher Stowe, among others. Douglass letter to Maria Webb dated 30 November 1859 measures 18 x 23 cm.

People: Webb, Maria, 1804-1873.
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896.
Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Woman Author, Women's History, Uncle Tom, African American Author, African American History, Abolition, Reform Movement, Slavery

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery