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Charles Sumner letters, 1854 May 4; 1859 July 13.
Wyles SC 231
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Title:

Charles Sumner letters, 1854 May 4; 1859 July 13

Creator/Contributor:

Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

One holograph letter, dated 13th July 1859, written and signed by Charles Sumner in London about his improving health, his return for the opening of Congress, and how much he detests slavery. One photocopy of a holograph letter, dated 4th May 1854, written and signed by Charles Sumner in the Senate Chamber, to a governor, about how the government should adopt policies to end slavery and promote liberty and freedom according to the original policy of the Fathers.

Date:

1854 (issued)

Subject:

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Sumner, Charles -- 1811-1874 -- Correspondence
Legislators -- United States -- History
Slavery -- Massachusetts -- History
Slavery -- United States -- History -- 19th century

Note:

Included in folder are a typed copy of the letter dated 13th July 1859 and a signature sample of Charles Sumner.
Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Charles Sumner served as United States Senator from Massachusetts from April 24, 1851 to March 11, 1874. He was the leader of antislavery forces in Massachusetts and he worked to free all the slaves and to keep on good terms with Europe during the American Civil War.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Charles Sumner letters. Wyles SC 231. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Type:

Letters (correspondence)
Signatures (names)

Physical Description:

2 items (3 leaves) ; 18 x 22 cm. folded to 18 x 11 cm; 28 x 22 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.