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At a Glance
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.
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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
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
2022-06-23 folder list added.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
American social reformer.