Garrison Family Papers
Garrison Family Papers, 1694-2005
302 boxes, 9 volumes (117.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 60
The Garrison Family Papers contain thousands of primary sources that document the family's involvement in politics, business, art, literature, religion, education, and most of the major reform movements of the 19th and early 20th centuries. These include abolition, anti-imperialism, anti-vaccination, conservation, free trade and tariff reform, immigration reform, pacifism, race, single tax, and temperance. Extensive correspondence, diaries, clippings, articles, speeches, photographs, memorabilia, and a wide variety of printed sources trace the activities of the Garrison, Coffin, Mott, and Wright families and their friends and associates in England, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New York, among other places. Although there are letters and other documents relating to abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879), the largest part of the material relates to his son, William Lloyd Garrison (1838-1909), Ellen Wright Garrison, and their descendents.
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The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.
Copyright to the Garrison Family Papers is owned by the Sophia Smith Collection. Permission to cite the papers for quotations or for publication beyond "fair use" must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection. Copyright to materials authored by persons other than the Garrison Family is owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.
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