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Gerrit Smith letter to Selah Mathews, Esq., 1840 August 28.
Wyles SC 212
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Title:

Gerrit Smith letter to Selah Mathews, Esq., 1840 August 28

Creator/Contributor:

Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Mathews, Selah, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

One holograph letter written in Peterboro, N. Y. and signed by Gerrit Smith about enclosing a Compensation Certificate, his sister's side of the family, and his late father's estate.

Date:

1840 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ny
Smith, Gerrit -- 1797-1874 -- Correspondence
Politicians -- New York (State)
Abolitionists -- New York (State) -- History -- 19th century

Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Gerrit Smith was a leading United States social reformer, abolitionist, politician, and philanthropist, who was a candidate for President of the United States in 1848, 1856, and 1860 and a significant contributor of both land and money to the African-American community in North Elba, New York.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Gerrit Smith letter to Selah Matthews, Esq.. Wyles SC 212. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Type:

Letters (correspondence)

Physical Description:

1 item (1 leaf) ; 26 x 41 cm. folded to 26 x 21 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.