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Josephine W. Griffing letters, 1862-1872

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0523
Bib ID 4078842 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Griffing, Josephine W. (Josephine White), 1814-1872 ; Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Title Josephine W. Griffing letters, 1862-1872
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box (53 items))
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged.

Description

Summary

Letters written to Mrs. Josephine Sophie White Griffing relating to her interests in the emancipation of African-Americans, temperance, and woman's suffrage. It is evident that the letters have been preserved selectively from Mrs. Griffing's papers, all of them being from well-known contemporaries. Correspondents include Frederick Douglass, Charles Sumner, Horace Greeley, Henry Ward Beecher, Anna Dickinson, Lucretia Mott, William H. Seward, and John Greenleaf Whittier. Many of the letters relate to her efforts to have prominent people give lectures in support of women's suffrage. Also, a scrapbook of clippings about Mrs. Griffing's life and activities and the autograph book of George T. Driggs, a relative, which contains the signatures of prominent political and military figures, particularly members of Congress, during the late 1860s.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Josephine W. Griffing letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Microfilm available with the exception of the scrapbook and autograph album.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Parish, William. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1946. Accession number--M-46.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

2022-06-23 folder list added.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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"ArchivedGRID"
Autographs (manuscripts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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"ArchivedGRID"
African Americans -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Antislavery movements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dickinson, Anna E (Anna Elizabeth), 1842-1932 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Driggs, George T Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Seward, William H (William Henry), 1801-1872 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Temperance -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Social conditions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women -- Suffrage Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women social reformers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American social reformer.