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Wright, Elizur, 1804-1885



  • Existence: 1804 - 1885

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

American Anti-Slavery Society Executive Committee letter

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 808
Scope and Contents

A letter written by members of the American Anti-Slavery Society Executive Committee, persuading supporters of the abolitionist cause to vote for any political candidate, regardless of political party, who would support and aid their anti-slavery cause. The letter also discourages making any attempt to form a new political party centered around the abolitionist movement, as it would be detrimental to their cause.

Dates: 1838 July 4

Louisa May Alcott letter to Mr. [Elizur] Wright, [1864?] January 5

 File — Box 1: Series 1 [Barcode: 31197232542891], Folder: 2
Identifier: Vault MSS 503 Series 1 Sub-Series 1 File 2
Scope and Contents

Contains a 2-page letter (including envelope) from Louisa to a Mr. Wright. The letter indicates Alcott's close relationship with Wright and his large family; she implies that for a time she boarded with him, and refers to herself as a "literary spinster," and also makes reference to her uncle Samuel Joseph May. Dated January 5 (approximately 1864).

Dates: [1864?] January 5

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Collection 1
Abolitionists -- United States 1
Batavia (Ohio) 1
Civil Rights 1
Family life 1
New York (State) 1