Letter from Sallie Holley (Lottsburgh, Virginia) to her cousin Harrietta W. Brand (Anchorage, Kentucky)
A letter from abolitionist and civil rights worker Sallie Holley (Lottsburgh, Virginia) to her cousin Harrietta Brand (Anchorage, Kentucky), April 8, 1890. Holley writes of her activities with family and friends during a recent trip to Brooklyn, New York, where she also attended readings conducted by the American Dante Society.
- April 8, 1890
- Holley, Sallie, 1818-1893 (Person)
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Biography of Sallie Holley
Sallie Holley, the ninth of twelve children of Myron and Sally House Holley, was born in Canandaigua, New York, on February 17, 1818. Early in her life, she was influenced by her father's antislavery beliefs and religious liberalism. Holley attended Oberlin College, where she met Caroline Putnam, who became a life-long companion. After graduating in 1851, Holley gained appointment as an agent to the American Anti-Slavery Society, for which she traveled and lectured widely.
Following the Civil War, Holley worked for the benefit of former slaves. In 1870, she joined Caroline Putnam at Lottsburgh [Lottsburg], Virginia, where Putnam had established a school for former slaves two years previously, teaching reading, writing, and vocational skills. This school, the Holley School, became Holley's work for the remainder of her life, though she also regularly traveled to New York City to visit friends and attend cultural events. During one such visit in 1893, Holley contracted pneumonia from which she died on January 12.
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This April 8, 1890 letter from abolitionist and civil rights worker Sallie Holley is written from Lottsburgh [Lottsburg], Virginia) to her cousin Harrietta W. Brand at Anchorage, Kentucky. Holley writes of family and friends, especially those visited by her during a recent trip to Brooklyn, New York, where she also attended readings of the American Dante Society.
RH MS P659
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Holley, Sallie, 1818-1893, A life for liberty: anti-slavery and other letters of Sallie Holley, RH B2173, Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library
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Letter from Sallie Holley (Lottsburgh, Virginia) to her cousin Harrietta W. Brand (Anchorage, Kentucky), April 8, 1890, Kansas Collection, RH MS P659, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries
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