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Guide to the Nathaniel Barney letter to William Lloyd Garrison 1977.382

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Barney, Nathaniel
Title: Nathaniel Barney letter to William Lloyd Garrison
Dates: 1867
Quantity: 0.01 Linear feet in one folder.
Text [Box]: A0068
Call Phrase: 1977.382
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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Biographical Note

Nathaniel Barney (1792-1869), a Quaker and abolitionist, was an oil and candle manufacturer who resided in Nantucket, MA. He later resided in Yonkers, N.Y.

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Scope and Contents note

One letter, dated November 24, 1867, from Nathaniel Barney to fellow abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) regarding a visit to Barney's home in Yonkers, N.Y. The letter also references Barney's regret that he will be unable to see Garrison speak in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Barney, Nathaniel
  • Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879

Document Type

  • Correspondence

Subject Topics

  • Abolitionists -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Abolitionists -- New York (State) -- Yonkers
  • Antislavery movements -- New York (State)
  • Quakers -- New York (State) -- Yonkers

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Yonkers (N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to users without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Nathaniel Barney letter to William Lloyd Garrison, 1977.382, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased from Edwin H. Frost, date unknown. Formally accessioned in 1977.

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