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Asa Wellspring Wayward diaries, 1847-1862

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 1-20
Identifier: Series One

Scope and Contents note

20 diaries written between 1847 and 1962 and providing insights into Wayward's activities. There is detailed informatin about abolitionist speakers and rallies in the Hudson Valley and New England, and about Underground Railroad activities.

Dates

  • 1847-1862

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection materials are all in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for research.

Biographical/Historical note

Wayward died in 1863. He practiced medicine in Western Massachusetts from 1831-1838 and then by 1845 became a gentleman farmer in New York's Hudson River valley. He demonstrated himself to be an ardent abolitionst in the ante-bellum period, and he participated in and funded activities of the Underground Railroad.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (20 diaries)