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In this journal entry, Martha Cochran, casually reports of her day's shopping trip and watching skaters on Boston's Jamaica Pond, before she launches into a report at an "Anti Slavery meeting" in the evening. Although she describes the meeting as "spiritless and tame," Boston's abolition luminaries populated the meeting! She notes that while William Lloyd Garrison "could get no attention," Wendell Philips spoke for fifteen minutes. Cochran appears to have gotten a glimpse of Harriet Beecher Stowe for the first time, describing her as "a short lively, keen looking woman."

 

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Pages from the diary of Martha Cochran

author   Martha Cochran (1808-1872)
date   c. 1858
location   Boston, Massachusetts
height   7.5"
width   6.25"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Diary
accession #   #L05.020


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See Also...

"Anti-Slavery Meeting" article from Greenfield Gazette and Franklin Herald newspaper

"County Anti-Slavery Meeting" article from Gazette and Mercury newspaper

Slave gives talk in Northfield


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