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Joseph Rubinfine collection

Identifier: 2153

Scope and Contents

This small collection consists of autographs, correspondence, and images of prominent abolitionists. Includes autographs, all with brief quotations, from William Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips, Gerrit Smith, Charles Sumner, Parker Pillsbury, Anna E. Dickinson, and one unidentified person. Also present is correspondence, mostly brief letters of salutation, from Wendell Phillips, Parker Pillsbury, and Theodore Parker. Also included is a photograph of William Lloyd Garrison and a reproduced image of Charles Sumner, the latter of which includes an autograph and a quotation. Additionally, one four-page letter to the Franklin Female Antislavery Society, perhaps an internal letter functioning as a statement of belief, is addressed to "sisters in the cause of justice, humanity, & benevolence," which has overtones of Suffragist rhetoric.


  • Created: 1858-1878
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/01/1986


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to these papers has not been assigned to the Amistad Research Center. It is the responsibility of an author to secure permission for publication from the holder of the copyright to any material contained in this collection.


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Joe Rubinfine

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Appraisal Information

The Joe Rubinfine collection is a small collection of abolitionists' autographs and correspondence.

Related Materials

The records of the American Missionary Association and the Frederick Douglass collection also contain correspondence from abolitionists, both little-known and well-known.

Processing Information

Collection processed in April 2012.

Joseph Rubinfine collection
Andrew Salinas
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Repository Details

Part of the Amistad Research Center Repository

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