Familiar Letters. Sarah Osborn, Susanna Anthony.
Familiar Letters...
Familiar Letters...

Familiar Letters...

Newport R.I. Printed at the Office of the Newport Mercury, 1807. First edition. Some chipping and rubbing to sheep. Joints somewhat fragile. Largely a clean copy aside from some light occasional foxing. Two ink ownership signatures, one dated 1829 and one dated 1875, to front flyleaf. A very good, clean copy of this uncommon collection of letters. Contemporary sheep with gilt spine label. Twelvemo. 170 pp. Item #17133

A collection of correspondence exchanged between two close friends, Sarah Osborn and Susanna Anthony, between 1740 and 1779. Osborn and Anthony were both devout Congregationalists — Anthony, in fact, broke with her parents’ Quaker faith to join Osborn in the Congregationalist church. The two friends were also both teachers and abolitionists: the present collection includes Osborn’s accounts of her experience teaching classes to the Black population in Newport, as well as letters exchanged between Anthony and the abolitionists Rev. Samuel Hopkins.

Price: $750.00

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