Charles Wesley Slack papers

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Charles Wesley Slack papers

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Charles Wesley Slack papers

Charles Wesley Slack papers

Finding Aid

Prepared by Dean H. Keller; Revised and prepared for the Web by Athena Salaba, July 1996; Updated by Cara Gilgenbach, April 14, 2004; Last Update: September 2020


Inclusive Dates: 1817-1919
Extent: 4.5 cubic feet (4 record storage boxes + 1 document case + oversized folder)
Physical Location: 11th floor


Biographical Note: Charles Wesley Slack was born February 21, 1825 in Boston, Massachusetts. A lifelong resident of that city, he began his career as a journalist with the Boston Journal, and also worked in various other printing and publishing enterprises, before acquiring the weekly Boston Commonwealth in 1863. He remained editor and publisher of the Commonwealth until his death on April 11, 1885. Slack was elected to the Massachusetts State Legislature in 1855 and again in 1861. He was appointed assistant cashier in the Boston Custom House in 1861, where he served until 1869, when President Ulysses S. Grant appointed him Collector of Internal Revenue for the Third District of Massachusetts, a position he held until his death. While employed in these diverse capacities, Slack was also active in a variety of literary, political, religious, and charitable organizations. He was deeply involved in the free soil and antislavery movements of the pre-Civil War years and was a strong advocate of the radical Republican plan for Reconstruction after the war. Early in his life Slack joined the Unitarian Church, which he enthusiastically served in and supported as a lay person. In 1849 Slack married Miss Evelina E. Vannevar of Boston, and together they had a son and a daughter. (The information for the biographical sketch was taken from James Stimpert's A Guide to the Correspondence in the Charles Wesley Slack Manuscript Collection: 1848-1885, a paper prepared on July 13, 1983.)


Scope and Content:  A major part of the collection consists of Slack's correspondence to his wife, discussing his observations on the progress of the Civil War and his impressions of the various cities he visited. Also included are Slack's correspondence with many important political and literary figures of that period such as Henry Ward Beecher, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Wendell Phillips, Charles Sumner and Henry Wilson. While the items of the collection date from 1817 up until 1906, the majority of the letters cover the period from 1848 to 1885.

While the collection is composed primarily of Slack's correspondence there is one part at the end of the collection that includes unidentified letters, clippings and other miscellaneous items. These items are not listed in this inventory but researchers can request to have access to these materials. This collection will be helpful to any researcher interested in the pre-Civil War movements, and especially the antislavery movement.


Acquisitions Note: The collection was donated to the Kent State University Special Collections & Archives by Slack's great grandson Paul C. Kitchin, an Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Kent State University, in 1978.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged chronologically. Undated material are arranged alphabetical by author. The researcher can find at the beginning of the collection James Stimpert's A Guide to the Correspondence in the Charles Wesley Slack Manuscript Collection: 1848-1885, that lists the correspondents alphabetically. 


Box 1: Papers, 1817-1860
Folder -- Contents

  1. 1817, 1 Mar.: Russell, B[enjamin], 1761-1845.
    Receipt for subscription to the Columbian Centinel, Boston, Mass., Sept. 1, 1816-March 1, 1817, from Major John Bray. Printed Document. 1 p., 4.5 cm.
  2. 1829, 20 Apr.: Slack, Ruggles; Boston, [Mass.] To Henshaw, David; Boston, [Mass.]
    Puts himself forward as a candidate for a position in the Customs Office. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 24.6 cm.
  3. [ca. 1833-1836]: Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
    The Worship of Wealth, designed, etched, and published by George Cruikshank: 23 Myddeton, Terrace Pentonville, England. 37 p., 21.9 cm.
  4. 1838, 20 Nov.: Slack, Chas [Charles] W[esley], 1825-1885.
    Character of Columbus. Autograph Essay Signed. 2 p., 22.1 cm.
  5. 1838, 10 Dec.: Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852; Boston, [Mass.] To John P. Hine; New Hampton, N.H.
    Would be glad to assist him but cannot advance funds; wishes him well with his invention. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.2 cm.
  6. 1839, 2 Feb.: Slack, Chas [Charles] W[esley], 1825-1885.
    History of the Eliot School. Autograph Essay Signed. 4 p., 30.7 cm.
  7. 1839, 16 Oct.: Slack, C[harles] W[esley], 1825-1885.
    The Mechanics' Exhibition [Boston]. Autograph Essay Signed. 3 p., 24.8 cm.
  8. 1840, 12 Aug.: Slack, Charles Wesley, 1825-1885.
    Eliot School Closing Exhibition, August 12, 1840. Program. Two Appearances by Slack. Printed Document. 1 p., 24.8 cm.
  9. 1838-1840: Slack, Charles Wesley, 1825-1885.
    School compositions, 12, dated Jan. 30, 1838, Jan. 8, Mar. 18, Apr. 8, Apr. 25, Aug., Oct. 7, Dec. 3, 1839, Jan. 16, Feb. 6, May, Aug., 1840, Undated
  10. 1844, 16 Nov.: Brownson, O[restes] A[ugustus], 1803-1876. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Confirms lecture date. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  11. 1843, 16 Sept.-1844, 10 Mar.: Slack, Cha[rle]s W[esley], 1825-1885.
    Personal Journal. Autograph Document Signed. 129 p., 18.7 cm.
  12. 1845, 22 Feb.: Slack, Cha[rle]s W[esley], 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.]
    "An address delivered before the Mechanic Apprentices' Library Association of Boston, February 22, 1845, Being the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Institution." Autograph Document Signed. 35 p., 25.2 cm.
  13. 1845, 12 Mar.: Slack, Charles Wesley, 1825-1885.
    Mechanic Apprentices' Library Association, Elocutionary Exhibition, March 12, 1845. Program. Two appearances by Slack. Printed Document. 1 p., 28 cm.
  14. 1845, 13 Dec.: Quincy, Edmund, 1808-1877; Dedham, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Confirms lecture date. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 22.5 cm.
  15. 1846, 19 Mar.: Burlingame, Anson, 1820-1870; Cambridge, [Mass.] To Charles W. Slack.
    Lecture subject to be "Indian Eloquence". Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.8 cm.
  16. 1848, 1 Jan.: [Slack], Eve[lina] E. Vannevar; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack; [Boston, Mass.]
    Sends best wishes for the new year. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.8 cm.
  17. 1848, 6 Apr.: [Slack], Charles [Wesley], 1825-1885; Bellow's Falls, Vt. To [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack; Boston, Mass.]
    Describes trip to Vermont on behalf of temperance movement. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 25.2 cm.
  18. 1848, 11 Apr.: [Slack], Charles [Wesley], 1825-1885; Waterbury, Vt. To [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack; Boston, Mass.]
    Account of his trip to Vermont. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 25.2 cm.
  19. 1848, 24 July: Stone, James M.
    Liberty Roll. 1848. Autograph Document Signed. 89 p., 19 cm.
    Lists names and addresses of "liberty" voters in alphabetical order by wards in which the individual lived in May 1848. Verso of front cover includes: Role tallies for 1847 and 1848 by ward, and votes for 1847.
  20. 1848, 10 Dec.: Slack, Charles W[esley], 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.] To Sam[uel Slack].
    Family health; announces his marriage; political and business matters. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 24.9 cm.
  21. 1848, 10 Dec.: [Slack], Eva [Evelina E. Vannevar]. To Caroline [Vannevar].
    Thanksgiving celebration; family matters; wedding plans. Half of the letter is by C. W. Slack. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 24.9 cm.
  22. 1849, 9 Jan.: Slack, Charles Wesley.
    Ledger of wedding gifts and givers. Autograph Document Signed. 8 l., 90 p., 16.1 cm.
    With account book of "expenses of Marriage" from 9 January 1849 to 2 March 1852. Autograph Document Signed. 23 l., 20 cm.
  23. 1849, 28 May: Duganne, A[ugustine] J[oseph] H[ickey], 1823-1884; Philadelphia. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Regrets stoppage of his paper; requests copies of his "legend" and issues of Excelsior critiquing his poems; asks of 30th anniversary "Mammoth" of the library. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.1 cm.
  24. 1849, 30 Sept.: [Slack], Charles [Wesley], 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.] To [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack; Bernardston, Mass.]
    Details of his trip home. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 24.9 cm.
  25. 1849, 7 Oct.: [Slack], Evelina [E. Vannevar]; [Bernardston, Mass.] To Charley [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Gives plans to return to Boston; tells of vacation. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 26.9 cm.
  26. 1849, 5 Nov.: Slack, Charles W[esley], 1825-1885.
    Autobiography. Autograph Essay. 1 p., 24.7 cm.
  27. [1849 or 1850]: [Slack], Charles [Wesley], 1825-1885. To [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack].
    Asks her to mail cards. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20 cm.
  28. 1850, 6 Jan.: Greenwood, Grace [Sara Jane (Clarke) Lippincott], 1823-1904; New Brighton, Pa. To The Washingtonian ; [Washington, D.C.]
    Thanks them for reviewing her book Greenwood Leaves. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.7 cm.
  29. 1850, 24 Jan.: Greenwood, Grace [Sara Jane (Clarke) Lippincott], 1823-1904; New Brighton, Pa. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Thanks him for sending journal; gives account of her problem with the "Lady's Book." Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 17.7 cm.
  30. 1850, 21 Oct.: Slack, Charles Wesley, 1825-1885.
    Vigilance Committees Accounts from 21 October 1850 to Nov. 1, 1853. Autograph Document. 5 l., 39.4 cm.
  31. 1851, 13 Feb.: Slack, Charles W[esley], 1825-1885; St. Johnsburg, Vt. To [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack, Chelsea, Mass.
    Gives account of trip to give lectures. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25 cm.
  32. 1851, 15 Feb.: Slack, Evelina E. [Vannevar]; [Chelsea, Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack; St. Johnsburg, Vt.
    Family matters. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25 cm.
    Note by Slack's father added.
  33. 1851, 19 Feb.: Slack, Charles W[esley], 1825-1885; St. Johnsburg, Vt. To Eva [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack; Chelsea, Mass.
    Recounts events on his trip. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 25 cm.
  34. 1851, 23 Feb.: [Slack], Charles [Wesley], 1825-1885; St. Johnsburg, Vt. To [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack, Chelsea, Mass.
    More details of lecture tour. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 25 cm.
  35. 1851, 26 Feb.: [Slack], Evelina [E. Vannevar]; Chelsea, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack, St. Johnsburg, Vt.
    Gives account of her activities; comments on lectures. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 25 cm.
  36. 1851, 26 Feb.: [Slack], Evelina [E. Vannevar]; Chelsea, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Writes of family affairs. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25 cm.
    Contains a note from Mary Slack.
  37. 1851, 2 Mar.: Slack, Chas [Charles] W[esley]; Barton, Vt. To [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack; Chelsea, Mass.
    Events of his lecture tour. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 25 cm.
  38. 1851, 4 Mar.: [Slack], Evelina [E. Vannevar]; Chelsea, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack, Craftsbury, Vt.
    Family matters. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25 cm.
  39. 1851, 9 Mar.: Slack, Chas [Charles] W[esley], 1825-1885; Stowe, Vt. To Eva [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack; Chelsea, Mass.
    Lecture tour events. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 25 cm.
  40. 1851, 11 Mar.: [Slack], Evelina [E. Vannevar]. To Charles W[esley] Slack; Waterbury, Vt.
    Family matters. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 25 cm.
  41. 1851, 16 Mar.: Slack, Charles W[esley], 1825-1885; Burlington, Vt. To [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack; Chelsea, Mass.
    Describes upper Vermont and events of his lecture tour. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 25 cm.
  42. 1851, 14 June: Charley [Slack, Charles Wesley], 1825-1885; Sackets Harbor, N.Y. To [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack; Chelsea, Mass.
    Describes trip to New York City and then North and West. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 25 cm.
  43. 1851, 17 June: Charley [Slack, Charles Wesley], 1825-1885; Toronto, Canada. To [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack; Chelsea, Mass.]
    Events of meeting in Toronto; travel plans. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 24.8 cm.
  44. [1851]: Charley [Slack, Charles Wesley], 1825-1885. To Eva [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack; Chelsea, [Mass.]
    Family matters; tells of preparations for "celebration." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.9 cm.
  45. [1852], 12 May: Emerson, R[alph] W[aldo], 1803-1882; Concord, [Mass.] To [Charles] List.
    Makes two corrections in his speech as reported in the Commonwealth . Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.7 cm.
  46. 1852, 3 June: Slack, C[harles] W[esley], 1825-1885; Richmond, [Va.] To Eva [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack].
    Convention activities; travel plans. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.1 cm.
  47. 1852, 5 June: Slack, Evelina E. [Vannevar]. To Charley [Charles] W[esley] Slack.
    Family matters. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 17.5 cm.
  48. 1852, 8 June: Slack, Chas [Charles] W[esley], 1825-1885; Mechums River, Va. To Eva [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack; Boston, Mass.
    Account of travel in Virginia. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 24.5 cm.
  49. 1852, 13 June: Slack, Chas [Charles] W[esley]. 1825-1885; Baltimore, [Maryland. To [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack; Boston, Mass.
    Travel plans; gives account of relatives. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 25 cm.
  50. 1852, 17 Nov.: Swan, William D[raper], 1809-1864; Chicago, [Ill.] To Frank Moore.
    Comments on life back in Boston and selling horses. Discusses Franklin Pierce being chosen for President over Webster, and the nomination of Scoto. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.3 cm.
  51. 1853, 19 Nov.: Grant, M[oses]. To G[eorge] S[tevens].
    Cannot serve on the Committee of Ward 4. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.9 cm.
  52. 1853, 19 Nov.: Lawrence, Kath[erine], Boston, [Mass.] To ____; Col.
    Lawrence is in London, and cannot serve on the Executive Committee of the 4th Ward. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.6 cm.
  53. 1853, 21 Nov.: Smith, J[erome] V[on] C[rowninsheld], 1800-1879. To Citizen's Union.
    Accepts the Citizen's Union nomination for Mayor of Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 30.5 cm.
  54. 1853, 14 Dec.: Buck, Ephraim; Boston, [Mass.] To Citizen's Union.
    Declines a nomination. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.9 cm.
  55. 1854, 11 Jan.: Slack, Charles W[esley], 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.] To [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack].
    Family affairs; recent election. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 25.2 cm.
  56. 1854, 25 Feb.: Smith, J[erome] V[an] C[rowninsheld], 1880-1879; Boston, [Mass.] To Abel Munroe and other members of a Committee of the Citizen's Union.
    Assures the committee he is aware of their principles. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm.
  57. 1854, 1 Mar.: Million Freedom Fund.
    List of contributors and statement of purpose. Autograph Document. 14 p., 32.5 cm.
  58. 1854, 15 June: Charley [Slack, Charles Wesley], 1825-1885; New York, [N.Y.] To Eva [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack; Boston, Mass.
    Describes his activities in New York. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 23.2 cm.
  59. 1854, 22 June: Slack, Chas [Charles] W[esley], 1825-1885; Concord, N.H. To Eva [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack; Boston, Mass.
    Travel plans. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25.2 cm.
  60. [1854?, June?]: Eva [Slack, Evelina E. Vannevar] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Has gone to a funeral. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 15.5 cm.
  61. 1854, 6 Aug.: Charley [Slack, Charles Wesley], 1825-1885; Brandon, Vt. To [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack; Boston, Mass.
    Describes trip to Brandon. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25 cm.
  62. 1854, 8 Aug.: Eva [Slack, Evelina E. Vannevar]; Boston, [Mass.] To Charley [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Family and business matters. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.6 cm.
  63. 1854, 5 Oct.: Eva [Slack, Evelina E. Vannevar]. To Charley [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Family matters. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 16 cm.
  64. 1854, 6 Oct.: Eva [Slack, Evelina E. Vannevar]. To Charley [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Travel plans. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.7 cm.
  65. 1855, 13 Mar.: Jackson, Francis, 1789-1861; Boston, [Mass.]. To J[ames] W[inchell] Stone.
    Discusses article for the Telegraph concerning a pro-slavery meeting in Boston. Inclusion of [Judge] Edward G. Loring at this meeting and his pro-slavery sentiments. Also use of Faneuil Hall by Rev. D. Channing to notice the death of Lovejoy. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.1 cm.
  66. 1855, 15 Mar.: Jackson, Francis, 1789-1861; Boston, [Mass.] To James Einchell Stone.
    Letter edited for publication in the Telegraph concerning the public meetings on the subject of slavery held in 1835 and 1837. Lists some of the people attending these meetings. Autograph Letter Signed, 4 p., 25.1 cm.
  67. 1855, 15 Mar.: Jackson, Francis, 1789-1861. To Stone, James Winchell.
    List of people against the antislavery movement. Autograph Letter Signed. 5 p., 25 cm.
  68. 1855, 5 Apr.: Higginson, T[homas] W[entworth], 1823-1911; Worcester, [Mass] To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Thanks Slack for his efforts for "Equal School Rights" in the legislature. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.1 cm.
  69. 1885, 20 April: Gardner, Henry J[oseph], 1819-1892; Boston. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Relates passage of a new "Anti-liquer Bill" and its constitutionality. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 22.9 cm.
  70. 1855, 13 June: [Slack], Charles [Wesley], 1825-1885; Cleveland, [Ohio]. To [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack].
    Events of trip to Cleveland. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 25.1 cm.
  71. 1855, 16 June: Eva [Slack, Evelina E. Wesley Slack].
    Family matters. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 17.5 cm.
  72. 1855, 17 June: [Slack], Charley [Charles Wesley], 1825-1885; Rochester, N.Y. To [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack; Boston, Mass.]
    Travel plans; family matters. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 18.7 cm.
  73. 1855, 31 Dec.: Nell, William C[ooper], 1816-1874; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Comments upon the exclusion of blacks from choice seats in the Boston Theatre. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25 cm.
  74. [1855]: [Slack], Charley [Charles Wesley], 1825-1885. To Eva [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack; West Newton, [Mass.]
    Asks her to postpone visit. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.8 cm.
  75. 1856, 30 Apr.: [Slack], Charles [Wesley], 1825-1885; Gloucester, [Mass.] To [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack].
    Account of his travels; describes evening at the theater. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 25.2 cm.
  76. 1856, 7 Aug.: [Slack], Eva [Evelina E. Vannevar]. To Chartley [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Account of travel. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  77. 1856, 10 Aug.: [Slack], Charles [Wesley], 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.] To [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack; North Weare, N.H.]
    Tells of activities while family is away. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 15.2 cm.
  78. 1856, 13 Aug.: [Slack], Charley [Charles Wesley], 1825-1885; Brewster, Mass. To [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack; North Weare, N.H.]
    Account of trip to Cape Cod. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.6 cm.
  79. 1856, 14 Aug.: [Slack], Eva [Evelina E. Vannevar; North Weare, N.H.] To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Tells of their vacation. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21.5 cm.
  80. 1856, 18 Aug.: [Slack], Charley [Charles Wesley], 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.] To Eva [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack].
    Arrived home safely. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21.5 cm.
  81. 1856, 11 Nov.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Cambridge. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Compliments on appointment as clerk to the House of Representatives. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 22.9 cm.
  82. 1856, 18 Nov.: [Slack], Charles [Wesley], 1825-1885; Providence, [R.I.] To [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack; Boston, Mass.]
    Account of business trip. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 24.7 cm.
  83. 1856, 20 Nov.: [Slack], Charles [Wesley], 1825-1885; Providence [R.I.] To [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack; Boston, Mass.]
    Continues business in Providence. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20 cm.
  84. 1856, 31 Dec.: [Slack], Charles [Wesley], 1825-1885; Holyoke, Mass. To [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack; Boston Mass.]
    Account of business trip; visits to relatives. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 19.5 cm.
  85. 1857, [July]: Parker, Theo[dore], 1810-1860; [Boston, Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Gives date of celebration at Cambridge Divinity School. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  86. 1857, 23 Sept.: [Slack], Charles [Wesley], 1825-1885; Greenfield, Mass. To [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack; Boston, Mass.]
    Account of business trip. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  87. 1857, 30 Nov.: Bird, F[rancis] W[illiam], 1809-1894; East Walpole, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Concerns a previous disagreement between Bird and Slack. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  88. 1857, 7 Dec.: Wilson, H[enry], 1812-1875; [Washington, D.C.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Asks Slack to get thirty dollars owed to him by two individuals; inquires about election. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.6 cm.
  89. 1857, 11 Dec.: Hale, Edward E[verett], 1822-1909; Boston, Mass. To the Chairman and Secretary of the Citizen's Ward Meeting; Ward, Ill.
    Declines a nomination to the School Committee. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20 cm.
  90. 1858, 29 Jan.: Nell, William C[ooper], 1816-1874; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Reminding Slack of this proposed ten minute talk at the Faneuil Hall Commemorative Festival (Mar. 5, 1858) and Protest against the Dred Scott decision. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.9 cm.
    The letter is written on the back of a circular for this event.
  91. 1858, 18 Feb.: Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; N[ew] Y[ork], [N.Y.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Writes concerning a lecture he is going to give entitled "Fair Play for Women." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20 cm.
  92. 1858, 30 Aug.: Hasewell, Charles C.; [Boston]. To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Regrets not being able to do task of which they had spoken. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.8 cm.
  93. 1858, 12 Sept.: Hale, John P[arker], 1806-1873; Dover, New Hampshire. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Discusses speech topic. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25 cm.
  94. 1858, 15 Sept.: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911; Worcester, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Advising Slack to not waste his time writing to Beecher (Henry Ward) because he does not answer letters. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
    Accompanied by a copy of the letter.
  95. 1858, 30 Sept.: Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; North Shore, [Staten Island, N.Y.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Concerns a lecturer for Slack and the M.L.A. (Mass. Lyceum Assn.) Speaks of Mrs. Stanton and Mr. Emerson as possible speakers. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  96. 1858, 8 Oct.: Chapin, E[dwin] H[ubbell], 1814-1880; New York, [N.Y.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Concerning the title of his upcoming lecture, "Columbus". Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.8 cm.
  97. 1858, 11 Oct.: Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; N[ew] Y[ork], [N.Y.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Short note telling Slack only that he will come next Tuesday. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  98. 1858, 13 Oct.: Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; New York, N.Y. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Discusses the length of his speech "Fair Play". Wishes it to run a bit longer than an hour. Staying at the Fremont House. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  99. 1858, 16 Oct.: Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; N[ew] Y[ork], N.Y. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    At the Fremont House, Curtis has sent a han (?) to his friend Julia Howe for Tuesday evening. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  100. 1858, 25 Oct.: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911; Worcester, Mass. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Tells Slack that his lecture will be without notes and that he dislikes standing behind a desk. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.9 cm.
  101. 1858, 4 Nov.: Bradburn, Geo[rge]. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Inquires if Mr. Giddings is to lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  102. 1858, 7 Nov.: Severance, [C?] [M?] To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Regrets Mrs. Stanton's inability to keep her appointment; asks if Phillips can fill her place. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20 cm.
  103. 1858, 10 Nov.: Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889; New York [New York]. To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Relates steps taken to verify Mrs. Stanton's presence in New York; contacted her brother-in-law, Dr. Bayard, then distant relations. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.9 cm.
  104. 1858, 13 Nov.: Beecher, Mrs. H[enry] W[ard]; Brooklyn, [New York]. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Gives topic of Mr. Beecher's lecture, "The law of Sympathy applied to Common Life". Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 18 cm.
  105. 1858, 3 Dec.: White, Rich[ard] Grant, 1821-1885; [New York, New York]. To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Discusses sending proofs by mail for greatest convenience. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.6 cm.
  106. 1859, 2 Jan.: Gurnell, W. H. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Will write to J[ames] F[reeman] Clarke about meeting in "Theo Parker's Place" in a few weeks. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.3 cm.
  107. 1859, 21 Jan.: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911; Worcester, Mass. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Discusses the necessity of obtaining interesting speakers for church congregations, otherwise the people will not attend. Mentions Mr. Parker's Society, and his attempt to sustain irregular meetings. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20 cm.
  108. 1859, 21 Jan.: Higginson, T[homas] W[entworth], 1823-1911; Worcester, [Mass.]
    Receipt for a lecture. Autograph Document Signed. 1 p., 10.3 cm.
  109. 1859, 28 Feb.: Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; North Shore, [Staten Island, N.Y.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Tells Slack he will be able to read a lecture on Dec. 11, that he had prepared for Philadelphia and elsewhere on "The Recent Aspect of the Slavery Question." A.P.S. refers to Theo. Parker. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21.2 cm.
  110. 1859, Feb.: Beecher, H[enry] W[ard], 1883-1887; Brooklyn, [N.Y.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Wants a list of lecturers in the Lyceum course and also discusses the dropping of Mr. [Theo] Parker from the Boston Lyceum for his "peculiar moral doctrines". Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 17.9 cm.
  111. 1859, 22 Mar.: Jenkins, L.A. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Regrets he is unable to accept Slack's invitation to speak, but he is willing to speak at a future date in Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  112. 1859, 29 Mar.: Fisk, U. M.; Taunton, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Regrets that he will not be able to speak in Boston next Sunday. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.6 cm.
  113. 1859, 2 April: Curtis, George William, 1884-1892; [New York?] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Declines activities; had and address which students printed. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.5 cm.
  114. 1859, 5 April: Jackson, Francis, 1789-1861; Boston, [Mass.] To Friends.
    Introduces Antoinette Brown [Blackwell] to the Standing Committee of the 28 Congregation Society Friends as a speaker representing the "Pulpit" and "Woman's Rights" at the same time. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.6 cm.
  115. 1859, 6 April: Hassall, Robert; Haverhill, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Accepts invitation to speak. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 22.2 cm.
  116. 1859, 6 April: Hassall, R[obert]; Haverhill, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Tells Slack where he will be staying in Boston. He first noted the Adams House, then changed to the Broomfield House. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  117. 1859, 11 April: Blackwell, Antoinette [Louisa] Brown, 1825-1921; New York, [N.Y.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Accepts speaking engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 15.7 cm.
  118. 1859, 17 April: Shackford, C.C.; Lynn, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Confirms speaking engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.7 cm.
  119. [1859?], 21 April: Russell, Thomas. To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Regrets not to be able to attend festival; would have been pleased to take part and honor Theodore Parker. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  120. 1859, 28 April: Jenkins, L.A.; N[ew] Y[ork], [N.Y.] To Trustees of T. Parker's Congregation.
    Discusses the confusion which arose as to whether Jenkins had or had not accepted an invitation to speak at the congregation. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  121. 1859, 5 May: Nell, William C[ooper], 1816-1874; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Requests written testimony on operation of Equal School Rights in Boston; opposition to make it appear that colored children are absent due to opposition of teachers and students. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 18.5 cm.
  122. 1859, 11 May: Higginson, T[homas] W[entworth], 1823-1911; Worcester, [Mass.] To ____.
    Asks about lecture dates; suggests O.B. Frothingham as speaker. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  123. 1859, 13 May: Higginson, T[homas] W[entworth], 1823-1911; Worcester, [Mass.] To ____.
    Arranges lecture date. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  124. 1859, 14 May: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Hopes Slack will be able to help a Miss Smith in seeking a teaching position. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.3 cm.
  125. 1859, 15 May: Wasson, David A[twood], 1823-1887; Medford, [Mass.] To [Jno. R.] Manly.
    Making arrangements for Rev. Samuel Johnson of Salem to speak at Music Hall. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.7 cm.
    Draft of Manly's response enclosed.
  126. 1859, 17 May: Chapin, E[dwin] H[ubell], 1814-1880; New York, [New York]. To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Regrets being unable to supply [Theodore?] Parker's pulpit on July 3. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm.
  127. 1859, 19 May: Emerson, R[alph] Waldo, 1803-1882; Concord, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Gives subject of his lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 18 cm.
  128. 1859, 21 May: Mayo, A[mory] D[wight], 1823-1907; Albany [New York]. To _____.
    Declining a preaching invitation in Mr. Parker's pulpit. Autograph Letter Signed . 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  129. 1859, 24 May: Chapin, E[dwin] H[ubbell], 1814-1880; New York, [N.Y.] To _____.
    Declines invitation to preach. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  130. 1859, 27 May: Fisk, U.M.; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Accepts invitation to speak. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  131. 1859, 30 May: Fisk, U.M. To Charles W[esley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Moral Heroism subject of his discourse. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.6 cm.
  132. 1859, 8 June: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.] To [Jno. R.] Manly; Boston, [Mass.]
    Gives state of his health in reference to speaking engagements. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.7 cm.
  133. 1859, 10 June: Bernard, C.F. To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Requests distribution of report; praises the Society and Mr. Parker; sends well wishes. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.8 cm.
  134. 1859, 11 June: Manby, [John R.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Reports Emerson has written to Dudley announcing his subject as "Works and Days"; encloses note from D.A. Wasson. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm.
  135. 1859, 13 June: W[illia]m Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Recommends Mr. Buckley as a copyist; describes his special problems; praises Slack for giving him the opportunity. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.7 cm.
  136. 1859, 23 June: Kennard, M.P.; Boston, [Mass.] To [Henry Ward Beecher].
    Asks if he will give a lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  137. 1859, 30 June: Beecher, H[enry] W[ard], 1813-1887; Brooklyn, [N.Y.] To [M.P.] Kennard.
    Unable to preach in Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  138. 1859, 1 July: Slack, Chas [Charles] W[esley], 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.]
    Asks him to preach on July 10. Telegram. 1 p., 14.1 cm.
  139. 1859, 7 July: Quincy, Josiah, 1772-1864; Quincy, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Declines invitation to speak before the Congregational Society on short notice. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.7 cm.
  140. 1859, 20 Jul.: Higginson, T[homas] W[entworth], 1823-1911; En route for Pigeon Cove. To _____.
    Confirms Dec. 20 engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  141. 1859, 20 July: Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860; Montreux, Canton de Vaud, Switzerland. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Informs Slack that Charles Sumner will not be able to return to lecture soon without becoming an invalid; discusses [Edwin McMasters] Stanton as presidential candidate. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.5 cm.
  142. 1859, 21 Aug.: Hunt, Harriet K.; Bangor, [Me.] To _____.
    Details of a journey through Maine. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.7 cm.
  143. 1859, 26 Aug.: Douglas, Frederick, 1817?-1895; Rochester, [New York]. To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Corrects mistake of The Tribune; shall not depart for England until November; plans to lecture in Boston; speaking from Mr. Parker's pulpit brings fear and trembling. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  144. 1859, 31 Aug.: Noyes, George Freeman, 1824-1868; Portland, [Ma.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Offers to take Theodore Parker's place on September 18. Discusses the status of American religion at the present. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.2 cm.
  145. 1859, 1 Sept.: Noyes, George F[reeman], 1824-1868; New York, [New York]. To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Expresses thanks for copy of Parker's letter to the Society and his sermon on Beauty; reaffirms acceptance of speaking engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.23 cm.
  146. 1859, 11 Sept.: Higginson, T[homas] W[entworth], 1823-1911; Worcester, [Mass.] To _____.
    Inquires as to correct speaking date. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  147. 1859, 14 Sept.: Schurz, C[arl], 1829-1906; Watertown, [Conn.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Concerned with scheduling a lecture tour that pays. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.6 cm.
  148. 1859, 17 Sept.: Stamton, E[lizabeth] Cady; Seneca Falls, [New York]. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Announces the title of her lecture to be "The Citizen"; had difficulty deciding on title; sends Mr. Stanton's regards. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  149. [1859?], Sept.: Hepworth, G[eorge] H[ughes], 1833-1902; Boston, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Thanks Slack for invitation to speak. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  150. 1859, 6 Oct.: Curtis, George W[illiam], 1824-1892; Staten Island, [N.Y.] To Charles Wesley Slack].
    Changing title of his lecture from "Modern Infidelity" to "The Present Aspect of the Slavery Question," but asking Slack's opinion. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  151. 1859, 6 Oct.: Mayo, A[mory] D[wight], 1823-1907; Albany, [N.Y.] To _____.
    Confirming preaching engagement for Oct. 23. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  152. [1859?], 11 Oct.: Bird, F[rancis] W[illiam], 1809-1894; East Walpole, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Thanks him for praise of poem. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  153. 1859, 11 Oct.: Curtis, G[eorge] W[illiam], 1824-1892; North Shore [Staten Island, N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Agrees with Slack's opinion that the title of his lecture should be "Modern Infidelity." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  154. 1859, 15 Oct.: Curtis, G[eorge] W[illiam], 1824-1892. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Confirming his appearance at the Temple on Oct. 25. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  155. 1859, 25 Oct.: Curtis, G[eorge] W[illiam], 1824-1892; North Shore, [Staten Island, N.Y.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Tells of giving out a pass for his lecture to Mrs. L.G. Howe. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  156. 1859, 6 Nov.: Greenwood, Grace [Sara Jane (Clarke Lippincott)], 1823-1904; Philadelphia, [Pa.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Comments on her lecture in Boston, being nervous about it, having been ill' but still prepared to give lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.2 cm.
  157. 1859, 10 Nov.: Mulock, Edwin [I?]; Dover, New Hampshire. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Explains willingness to speak but inability because of the forthcoming articles on John Brown in the Liberator. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  158. 1859, 11 Nov.: Emerson, R[alph] W[aldo], 1803-1882; Concord, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Gives title of lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  159. 1859, 11 Nov.: Frothingham, O[ctavius] B[rooks], 1822-1895; New York, [N.Y.] To _____.
    Declining to preach in Boston because almost impossible to fill his pulpit at home. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.8 cm.
  160. 1859, 16 Nov.: Taylor, Baynard, 1825-1878; New York, [N.Y.] To _____.
    Agrees to speak and asks for subject. Partly printed Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm.
  161. [1859?], 17 Nov.: Emerson, R[alph] W[aldo], 1803-1882; Concord, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Accepts invitation to speak; declines amount of time offered him to speak. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.5 cm.
  162. 1859, 19 Nov.: Hepworth, G[eorge] H[ughes], 1833-1902. To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Declines to the part in a meeting concerning John Brown. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
    Accompanied by "a counter card" by C.W. Slack, and clipping regarding the meeting.
  163. 1859, 21 Nov.: Wheelock, E[dwin] M[iller], 1829-1901; Dover, [N.H.] To Charles [W[esley] Slack.
    Arranges meeting to select hymns; will preach sermon on John Brown. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20 cm.
  164. 1859, 25 Nov.: Schurz, C[arl], 1829-1906; Providence, [R.I.] To Chas [Charles] W[esley] Slack.
    Gives topic for lecture; travel plans. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.4 cm.
  165. 1859, 7 Dec.: Furness, W[illiam] H[enry], 1802-1896; Philadelphia, [Pa.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Accepts preaching engagement conditional upon finding replacement for his own pulpit. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21.2 cm.
  166. 1859, 19 Dec.: Chapin, E[dwin] H[ubell], 1814-1880; New York, N.Y. To _____.
    Gives subject of lecture "Modern Chivalry" to be given. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.2 cm.
  167. 1859, 21 Dec.: Richardson, James, 1817-1863. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Seeking confirmation of a speaking engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.7 cm.
  168. 1859, 26 Dec.: Drew, T.; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Sends a "small specimen of the ornithological productions" and Christmas greetings. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  169. 1860, 17 Jan.: Schurz, C[arl], 1829-1906; New York, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Arrangements for a lecture tour. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  170. 1860, 18 Jan.: Newhall, ____; Roxbury, [Mass.] To Chas [Charles] W[esley] Slack.
    Regrets he cannot speak as requested. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  171. 1860, 26 Jan.: Holland, J[osiah] G[ilbert], 1819-1881; New York, N.Y. To John T[urner] Sargent.
    Offering to speak at 28th Congregational Church in Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17 cm.
  172. 1860, 27 Jan.: Sargent, John T[urner], d. 1877; Boston, [Mass.] To Jno R. Manley.
    Gives information about Josiah Gilbert Holland. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  173. 1860, 30 Jan.: King, T[homas] S[tair], 1824-1864. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Declines invitation to speak because of commitments before his departure from Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.1 cm.
  174. 1860, 31 Jan.: Curtis, Geo[rge] W[illia]m, 1824-1892; Boston, [Mass.] To _____.
    Cannot commit himself to a speaking engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.4 cm.
  175. 1860, 1 Feb.: Curtis, G[eorge] W[illiam]. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Questions coming to speak Dec. 25. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.8 cm.
  176. 1860, 9 Feb.: Greenwood, Grace [Sara Jane Clarke Lippincott], 1823-1904; Philadelphia, [Pa.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Cannot give a Sunday lecture because of heavy schedule and need for rest. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.3 cm.
  177. 1860, 14 Feb.: Furness, W[illiam] H[enry], 1802-1896; Phila[delphia, Pa.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Wonders if he is to speak in Mr. Parker's place the second Sunday in March. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 17.7 cm.
  178. 1860, 15 Feb.: Wasson, David A[twood], 1823-1887; Concord, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Will speak on "Moral Sources of Personal Power." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.8 cm.
  179. 1860, 18 Feb.: Clarke, Jas [James] Freeman, 1810-1888; Jamaica Plain, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Arranges to deliver sermon. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  180. 1860, 28 Feb.: Pierpont, W.; West Medford, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Accepts speaking engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  181. 1860, 6 Mar.: Studley, W. S.; Williamsburgh, [Mass.?] To Charley [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Accepts invitation to speak. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  182. 1860, 22 Mar.: Greenwood, Grace [Sara Jane (Clarke) Lippincott], 1823-1904; Philadelphia, [Pa.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Tells of a serious breakdown and not able to fulfill commitments. When she does lecture in Boston, she would like it to be on a weekday evening and not a Sunday. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.6 cm.
  183. 1860, 28 Mar.: Wheelock, E[dwin] M[iller], 1829-1901; Dover, [N.H.] To Charles [Wesley] Slack.
    Can't preach on a certain date but gives times when he can. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20 cm.
  184. 1860, 1 Apr.: Phillips, W[endell], 1811-1884. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Unable to lecture this Spring. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  185. 1860, 1 Apr.: Wasson, David A[twood], 1823-1887; Concord, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Acknowledging speaking engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.5 cm.
  186. 1860, 12 Apr.: Wheelock, E[dwin] M[iller], 1829-1901; Dover, [N.H.] To Chas [Charles] W[esley] Slack.
    Gives the title of his May 6 address. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.9 cm.
  187. 1860, 17 Apr.: May, Samuel J[oseph], 1797, 1871; Syracuse, [New York?] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Accepts invitation to speak; does not wish to speak instead of Henry Ward Beecher; details Beecher's lecture on "Heads and Hearts." Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20 cm.
  188. 1860, 21 Apr.: Greenwood, Grace [Sara Jane (Clarke) Lippincott], 1823-1904; Jamaica Plain. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Will be in Boston and wants Slack to visit her at Ticknor's. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.7 cm.
  189. 1860, 12 May: Frothingham, O[ctavius] B[rooks]; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Note regarding an application for the use of the music hall for lectures. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  190. [1860, 13 May]: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. To J[ohn] R. Manley.
    Unable to speak. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  191. 1860, 17 May: Heywood, E[zra] W. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Informs that "Phillips" will be unable to speak because of throat problems; will take his place; to speak on "Things which are not, versus things that are." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  192. 1860, 17 May: Wasson, David A[twood], 1823-1887; Concord, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Will come to speak the next Sunday if needed, though weak from an attack. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 19.5 cm.
  193. 1860, 20 May: Wasson, David A[twood], 1823-1887; Concord, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Will be in Boston on 20th. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.9 cm.
  194. 1860, 21 May: Beecher, H[enry] W[ard], 1813-1887. To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Confirms speaking engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.2 cm.
  195. 1860, 22 May: Wasson, David A[twood], 1823-1887; Concord, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Discusses speaking engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p. 24.9 cm.
  196. 1860, 26 May: Beecher, H[enry] W[ard], 1813-1887; Stamford, [Conn.] To C[harles] Wesley Slack.
    Arriving that night. Telegram. 1 p., 21.3 cm.
  197. 1860, 30 May: Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907; New York, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Concerns a lecture invitation. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25.1 cm.
  198. 1860, 6 June: Wasson, David A[twood], 1823-1887; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Arranges speaking engagements. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 17.7 cm.
  199. 1860, 7 June: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Arranges speaking engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.8 cm.
  200. 1860, 8 June: Russell, John L.; Salem [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Accepts invitation to attend Parker's service; will comply with Committee's wishes. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20 cm.
  201. 1860, 17 June: Curtis, G[eorge] W[illiam], 1824-1892; North Shore, [Long Island]. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Confirms speaking date and topic. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  202. 1860, 26 June: Emerson, R[alph] W[aldo], 1803-1882; Concord, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Arranges to give lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.7 cm.
  203. 1860, 12 July: Curtis, G[eorge] W[illiam], 1824-1892; New York, [N.Y.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Gives time and arrangements of speaking engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  204. 1860, 3 Aug.: Martineau, James, 1805-1900; Scotland. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Expresses gratitude for invitation to stand for Parker on his trip to New England; regrets being unable to travel because of Mr. Taylor's illness; conveys sympathy for loss of Parker. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 18.9 cm.
  205. 1860, 13 Sept.: Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888; Jamaica Plain, [Mass.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Announces lecture subject to be "True Theology The Basis of True Reform." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  206. 1860, 13 Sept.: Manning, J.M.; Boston, [Mass.] To _____.
    Thanks for season tickets to Fraternity Lectures. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 18.3 cm.
  207. 1860, 20 Sept.: Dall, Caroline H[ealy], 1822-1912; Boston, [Mass.] To Mr. [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Thought her subject, "The Progress of the Women's Cause", was prescribed by Slack; fears voting will overshadow her lecture; requests Slack to call upon her. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  208. 1860, 3 Oct.: Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888; Boston, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Does not expect a full house at his lecture and wants advice on number of friends to invite. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.3 cm.
  209. 1860, 3 Oct.: Martin, J. Sella; Boston, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Accepts speaking engagement; requests service details. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24 cm.
  210. 1860, 23 Oct.: Nute, Effram, Jr.; Medford , [Mass.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Accepts invitation to speak; plans to give reminiscences of Italy, especially Rome and Florence. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  211. 1860, 29 Oct.: Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878; Chester Co., Pa. To _____.
    Seeks information about scheduling a lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21 cm.
  212. 1860, 10 Nov.: Greenwood, Grace [Sara Jane Clarke Lippincott], 1823-1904; Philadelphia, [Pa.] To Mr. [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Announces lecture title as "Home and the Homeless"; has not been working due to illness, rejoices at word of courses success. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.1 cm.
    Accompanied by picture and signature copy.
  213. 1860, 13 Nov.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1987; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Arranges lectures. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.3 cm.
  214. 1860, 14 Nov.: Schurz, C[arl], 1829-1906; Milwaukee, [Wisconsin]. To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Speaks of resting and writing after the campaign, mentions titles "American Civilization," "France Since 1848," and "America Abroad"; requests appointment dates. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  215. 1860, 20 Nov.: Higginson, T[homas] W[entworth], 1823-1911; Worcester, [Mass.] To _____.
    Concerned with the selection by Tichnor and Field's of John Weiss as Theodore Parker's biographer. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.3 cm.
  216. 1860, 28 Nov.: Schurz, C[arl], 1829-1906; Philadelphia, [Pa.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Arranging lecture date and topic. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.8 cm.
  217. 1860, 29 Nov.: Lippincott, L[eander] L.; Philadelphia, [Pa.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Answers a letter written to Sara Jane Lippincott. Concerns her lecture dates and health. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  218. 1860, 4 Dec.: Pillsbury, Parker, 1809-1898; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Informs Slack that he will be unable to lecture because he is going West; is resting from the campaign. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  219. 1860, 16 Dec.: Curtis, G[eorge] W[illiam], 1824-1892; New York, [N.Y.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Confirms lecture date. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 18.3 cm.
  220. 1860, 25 Dec.: Curtis, G[eorge] W[illiam], 1824-1892; New York, [N.Y.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Concerns reaction by newspaper and audience of Wendell Phillips' speech. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 18.3 cm.
  221. [1860?]: Jennings, G. W.
    In memory of Theodore Parker. Autograph Poem Signed. 2 p., 31.6 cm.

Box 2: Papers, 1861-1863
Folder -- Contents

  1. 1861, 10 Jan.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907; Toledo, [Ohio]. To Jas [James] M. Stone; Boston, [Mass.]
    Asks for lecture date. Telegram. 1 p., 21.5 cm.
  2. 1861, 15 Jan.: Potter, W. J.; New Bedford, [Mass.] To Chas [Charles] W[esley] Slack.
    Agrees to preach. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  3. 1861, 31 Jan.: Bartholomew, J. G.; Roxbury, Mass. To Chas [Charles] W[esley] Slack.
    Agrees to preach. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  4. 1861, 4 Feb.: Dunham, Josiah; Boston, [Mass.] To Chas [Charles] W[esley] Slack.
    Presents Slack with a chair made by Slack's father in 1828. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
    Short-hand draft of a reply on the over-leaf (?)
  5. 1861, 12 Feb.: McDuffee, John M.; Cambridge Port, Mass. To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Unable to go on sleigh ride because of typhoid fever. Hopes to go on one soon. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.5 cm.
  6. 1861, 19 Feb.: Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Cannot accept invitation to speak; has commitments because of his work at the Independent and the writers there. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 18.1 cm.
  7. 1861, 23 Feb.: Manning, J.M.; Boston, [Mass.] To _____.
    Is unable to preach because of poor health. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  8. 1861, 27 Feb.: Beecher, Charles, 1815-1900; Georgetown, [Mass.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Accepts invitation to speak; chooses as subject the pastoral experience of Issaiah. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.7 cm.
  9. 1861, Mar. 1: Battles, Amory; Bangor, [Maine]. To Charles W[esley] Slack; Boston, [Mass.]
    Agrees to speak. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25 cm.
  10. 1861, 22 Mar.: Hassall, R[obert] Haverhill, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Asks Slack to select hymns. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  11. 1861, 3 Apr.: Battles, A[mory]. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Gives topic of sermon and selects hymns. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  12. 1861, 20 Apr.: Greenwood, Grace [Sara Jane Clarke Lippincott], 1823-1904; Philadelphia, [Pa.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Discussing events of the time. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.4 cm.
  13. 1861, 26 Apr.: Greenwood, Grace [Sara Jane Clarke Lippincott], 1823-1904; Philadelphia, [Pa.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Details plans for Boston lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 18.1 cm.
  14. 1861, 29 Apr.: Solyer, R. To Cha[rle]s [Wesley] Slack.
    Explains his debts and his problems collecting fees for lectures; requests immediate response. Autograph Letter Signed. 7 p., 24.7 cm.
  15. 1861, 9 May: Mayo, A[mory] D[wight], 1823-1907; Albany, N.Y. To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Accepts invitation to speak; suggests possible date. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 18.3 cm.
  16. 1861, 10 May: Richardson, M.; Worcester, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Unable to give sermon. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.6 cm.
  17. 1861, 13 May: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907; Cin[cinnati], O[hio]. To _____.
    Requests speaking engagements and dates. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.6 cm.
  18. 1861, 4 June: Goodrich, J.L.; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Informs Slack that notice has been given to the assistant [Cashier?]; place is his. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  19. 1861, 5 June: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Hancock. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Congratulates him on his new post at the Custom House. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  20. 1861, 17 June: Greenwood, Grace [Sara Jane Clarke Lippincott], 1823-1904; Philadelphia, [Pa.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Details her plans for lecturing in Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 18.1 cm.
  21. 1861, 22 June: Curtis, G[eorge] W[illiam], 1824-1892; North Shore, N.Y. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Unable to give lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.8 cm.
  22. 1861, 11 July: Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888; Boston, [Mass.] To _____.
    Suggests William Henry Channing be invited to lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.6 cm.
  23. 1861, 21 July: Everett, Edward, 1794-1865. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Thanks for invitation to the annual Exhibition of the Everatt School; unable to attend because of many engagements; reserves time for next year. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.7 cm.
  24. 1861, 23 July: Higginson, T[homas] W[entworth], 1823-1911; Worcester, [Mass.] To _____.
    Plans for "Fraternity course." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20 cm.
  25. 1861, 22 Aug.: Sunderland, LeRoy; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Discusses legal bequest of real estate to the Society. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20 cm.
  26. 1861, 27 Sept. Channing, William Henry, 1810-1884; Washington, [D.C.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Gives conditional acceptance to invitation to speak. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  27. 1861, 30 Sept.: Curtis, G[eorge] W[illiam], 1824-1892; North Shore, N.Y. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Unable to give lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.9 cm.
  28. 1861, 8 Oct.: Kenrick, William; Newton, [Mass.] To Charles Sumner.
    Comments on the War; growing of cotton. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 24.6 cm.
  29. 1861, 10 Oct.: Channing, William Henry, 1810-1884; Brattleboro, [Vt.] To _____.
    Arranges to preach at the Music Hall. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.1 cm.
  30. 1861, 10 Oct.: Sanborn, F[ranklin] B[enjamin], 1831-1917; Concord, [Mass.]
    Discusses emancipation. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 24.8 cm.
  31. 1861, 10 Oct.: Stone, James M.; Boston, [Mass.] To _____.
    Form letter requesting aid in circulating a speech by Charles Sumner. Printed Document. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
    Anti Sumner note written on verso, signed "Unionist."
  32. 1861, 11 Oct.: Dall, Caroline H[ealey], 1822-1912. To Jas [James] M. Stone.
    Is glad to work for emancipation. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 19.7 cm.
  33. 1861, 11 Oct.: Frothingham, O[ctavius] B[rooks], 1822-1895; New York, [N.Y.] To _____.
    Unable to preach at the Music Hall. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  34. 1861, 11 Oct.: Thoreau, Henry D[avid], 1817-1862; Concord, [Mass.] To James M. Stone.
    Regrets that poor health prevents doing as he requests. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
    Published in American Literature, 51 (March 1979), 98-100.
  35. 1861, 14 Oct.: S[tudley], W. S.; [New Bedford, Mass.?] To Charley [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Is "Agreeable." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.9 cm.
  36. 1861, 17 Oct.: Battles, A[mory]; Bangor, [Maine]. To Mr. [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Accepts invitation to speak; suggests alternative dates. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20 cm.
  37. 1861, 17 Oct.: Gardner, E. W.; Nantucket, [Mass.] To Charles Sumner; Boston, [Mass.]
    Praises Sumner's speech at the Worcester Convention. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.6 cm.
  38. 1861, 17 Oct.: Radcliffe, Geo[rge] K.; Haverhill, Mass. To [Charles] Sumner.
    Tells Sumner how he got his speech printed in Haverhill's papers. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 14.7 cm.
  39. 1861, 18 Oct.: Channing, William Henry, 1810-1884; Boston, [Mass.] To _____.
    Arranges a lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 17.6 cm.
  40. 1861, 18 Oct.: Wheelock, Edwin M[iller], 1829-1901; Dover, N.H. To John Manley.
    Offers to speak at the Music Hall. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.2 cm.
  41. 1861, 19 Oct.: Stearns, Isaac; Mansfield, [Mass.] To James M. Stone.
    Liked Sumner's speech; orders copies of it. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 22.5 cm.
  42. 1861, 19 Oct.: Tyler, William; Pawtucket, [R.I] To Charles Sumner.
    Comments on Sumner's Worcester Convention speech. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.1 cm.
  43. 1861, 21 Oct.: Curtis, G[eorge] W[illiam], 1824-1892; North Shore, N.Y. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Gives subject of his speech. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.7 cm.
  44. 1861, 21 Oct.: Radcliffe, Geo[rge] K.; Haverhill, Mass. To James M. Stone.
    On the printing of Sumner's Speech. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 24.6 cm.
  45. 1861, 22 Oct.: Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889; New York, [N.Y.] To _____.
    Regrets he is unable to help the Committee. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.4 cm.
  46. 1861, 22 Oct.: Lanborn, J.B.; Concord, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Discusses the need to select a minister for the 28th congregational society. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21 cm.
  47. 1861, 23 Oct.: Manning, J.M.; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Express thanks for lecture fee. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  48. 1861, 25 Oct.: Johnson, Samuel; Salem, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Declines speaking engagement; will communicate alternative dates as soon as possible; compliments the Society on its stand for free speech. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  49. 1861, 26 Oct.: Radcliff, Geo[rge] K.; Haverhill, Mass. To _____.
    On the distribution of Sumner's speech. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.6 cm.
  50. 1861, 27 Oct.: Curtis, G[eorge] W[illiam], 1824-1892; North Shore, N.Y. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Makes arrangements for a visit. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.9 cm.
  51. 1861, 28 Oct.: Corwninshield, F.B. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Thanks Slack for offer; declines it to continue his work for the state and nation. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  52. 1861, 29 Oct.: Battles, A[mory]; Bangor, [Maine]. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Arranges to deliver sermons. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20 cm.
  53. 1861, 29 Oct.: Brigham, Warren L.; Chicopee, [Mass.] To Charles Sumner.
    Praises his Worcester Convention speech. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  54. 1861, 29 Oct.: Emerson, B.; Haverhill, [Mass.] To James M. Stone.
    Has reprinted Sumner's speech. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  55. 1861, 29 Oct.: Tyler, William; Pawtucket, [R.I.] To Charles Sumner; Boston, [Mass.]
    Support for his speech at the Worcester Convention. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 24.7 cm.
  56. 1861, 30 Oct.: Wallace, G.W.; Attleboro, [Mass.] To J[ames] M. Stone.
    Orders copies of Charles Sumner's speech. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  57. 1861, 2 Nov.: Gardener, E. W.; Nantucket, [Mass.] To J[ames] M. Stone; Boston, [Mass.]
    Supports Sumner's views; describes political activity. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 25.5 cm.
  58. 1861, 3 Nov.: Savary, John; Mt. Ida. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack or John R. Manley.
    Recommends that John Albee be invited to speak at the Music Hall. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.1 cm.
  59. 1861, 4 Nov.: Emerson, R[alph] W[aldo], 1803-1882; Concord, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Gives the subject of his lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  60. 1861, 4 Nov.: Higginson, T[homas] W[entworth], 1823-1911; Worcester, [Mass.] To _____.
    Asks if he knows a Theodore E. Taylor; plans to raise a regiment. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  61. 1861, 5 Nov.: Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; North Shore, N.Y. To [James M.] Stone.
    Will express his opinion on emancipation in Harper's Weekly. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 17.9 cm.
  62. 1861, 7 Nov.: Green, John B.; Bernardston, Mass. To [James M.] Stone.
    Will circulate Charles Sumner's speech. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  63. 1861, 7 Nov.: Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866; New York, [New York]. To J. H. Bufford.
    Praises his lithograph portrait. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.1 cm.
  64. 1861, 7 Nov.: Smith, Gerrit. To James M. Stone.
    Thanks him for the circular; is in sympathy with the movement. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  65. 1861, 7 Nov.: Whittier, John G[reenleaf], 1807-1892; Amesbury, [Mass.] To J[ames] M. Stone.
    Unable to attend meeting; criticizes present administration. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20 cm.
  66. 1861, 9 Nov.: Emerson, R[alph] W[aldo], 1803-1882; Concord, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Gives title of his lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.6 cm.
  67. 1861, 9 Nov.: Murdock, Elisha; Winchendon, [Mass.] To James M. Stone.
    Orders copies of Sumner's speeches. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.6 cm.
  68. 1861, 12 Nov.: Stephenson, J[ohn] H.; New York, [N.Y.] To Geo[rge] L. Stearns.
    Describes organization of an anti-slavery committee in New York. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 22.5 cm.
  69. 1861, 14 Nov.: Dudley, E. Gerry. To Jas. [James] M. Stone.
    Regrets he cannot attend meeting. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  70. 1861, 14 Nov.: Young, Hugh; Wellsboro, Pa. To Chas [Charles] Sumner.
    Thanks him for article; comments upon political situation. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 27 cm.
  71. 1861, 15 Nov.: Rich, John F.; Portland, [Ma.] To Chas [Charles] Sumner.
    Orders copies of his speech. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  72. 1861, 19 Nov.: Ayer, J.C.; Lowell, Mass. To Charles Sumner; Boston, [Mass.]
    Unable to arrange a speech at the Mechanics Association. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.6 cm.
  73. 1861, 19 Nov.: Huntington, E.; Lowell, [Mass.] To J. C. Ayer.
    Gives reasons why Charles Sumner was not asked to lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25 cm.
  74. 1861, 19 Nov.: Towne, Edw[ard] C.; Medford, Mass. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Speaks about the appointment of a minister to the 28 Regiment. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 23.6 cm.
  75. 1861, 20 Nov.: Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Thanks, but declines invitation to speak at congregational society due to health considerations. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  76. 1861, 21 Nov.: Edmonds, J[ohn] W.; New York, [N.Y.] To Chs. [Charles] Sumner.
    Asks aid in presenting an anti-slavery petition. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.6 cm.
  77. 1861, 21 Nov.: Johnson, Samuel; Salem, [Mass.] To _____.
    Agrees to read a lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.8 cm.
  78. 1861, 23 Nov.: Douglass, Fred'K [Frederick], 1817?-1895; Rochester, [N.Y.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Gives lecture title; asks him not to expect too much of him. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  79. 1861, 29 Nov.: Giddings, Joshua R[eed], 1795-1864; Jefferson, Ohio. To James M. Stone.
    Approves of his plan which is similar to his own. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  80. 1861, 29 Nov.: Studley, W. S.; [New Bedford, Mass.?] To Charley [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Asks when he is expected. Autograph Letter Signed. 1p., 20.4 cm.
  81. [1861?], 3 Dec.: Howe, Julia W[ard], 1819-1910. To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Inquires if she can attend fraternity lectures, her daughter has misplaced tickets. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  82. 1861, 4 Dec.: Chapin, E[dwin] H[ubbell], 1814-1880. To _____.
    Makes lecture arrangements. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  83. 1861, 4 Dec.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907; Cincinnati, Ohio. To _____.
    Anxious to learn about the Emancipation League. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.1 cm.
  84. 1861, 8 Dec.: Vickers, Tho[mas]; Meadville, Pa. To [John?] Manley.
    Asks to preach at the Music Hall; plans to return to New England; speaks of early religious life. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.3 cm.
  85. 1861, 9 Dec.: Brigham, Warren L.; Chicopee, [Mass.] To James M. Stone.
    Orders copies of Sumner's speech; may join the Emancipation League. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  86. 1861, 9 Dec.: Platto, J.V.V.; Milwaukee, Wis. To Charles Sumner.
    Wants to circulate his speech. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25 cm.
  87. 1861, 13 Dec.: Harris, Sam S.; New York, N.Y. To Charles Sumner.
    Letter conveying petitions for presentation to Congress. Autograph Letter Singed. 2 p., 25.1 cm.
  88. 1861, 14 Dec.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. To _____.
    Sends copies of his speech; wants to know what lists were used to distribute them. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  89. 1861, 15 Dec.: Lane, J[ames] H[enry], 1814-1866; Washington, [D.C.] To Geo[rge] L. Stearns.
    Agrees to give a lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  90. 1861, 16 Dec.: Hinckley, Nath[aniel]; Martson's Mills. To J[ames] M. Stone.
    Declines invitation to attend inaugural address before the Emancipation League. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.6 cm.
  91. 1861, 16 Dec.: Knowlton, J.S.C., Worcester, [Mass.] To Jas [James] M. Stone; Boston, [Mass.]
    Expresses strong anti-slavery sentiments. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  92. 1861, 19 Dec.: Lane, J[ames] H[enry], 1814-1866; Washington, [D.C.] To Geo[rge] L. Stearns; Boston, Mass.
    Wants to know when he is to speak in Boston. Telegram . 1 p., 21 cm.
  93. 1861, 19 Dec.: Lane, J[ames Henry], 1814-1866; Washington, [D.C.] To Jas [James] M. Stone; Boston, [Mass.]
    Cannot promise to speak after December. Telegram. 1 p., 21.8 cm.
  94. [1861], 19 Dec.: Lane, J[ames] H[enry], 1814-1866; Washington, [D.C.] To Jas [James] M. Stone.
    Cannot make engagement. Telegram. 1 p., 21 cm.
  95. 1861, 20 Dec.: Lane, J[ames] H[enry, 1814-1866; Washington, [D.C.] To James M. Stone.
    Seeks to postpone lecture. Telegram. 1 p., 21.5 cm.
  96. 1861, 20 [Dec.]: Lane, J[ames] H[enry], 1814-1866; Washington, [D.C.] To Jas [James] M. Stone; Boston, [Mass.]
    Sets lecture date. Telegram. 1p., 21.9 cm.
  97. 1861, 22 Dec.: Brownson, Edw[ard] P.; Elizabeth. To J[ames] M. Stone.
    Will lecture in Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  98. 1861, 22 Dec.: Douglass, FredK [Frederick], 1817?-1895. To James M. Stone.
    Agrees to deliver a lecture for the Emancipation League. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.7 cm.
  99. 1861, 23 Dec.: Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874. To J[ames] M. Stone.
    Has praise for the Emancipation League. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  100. 1861, 24 Dec.: Bird, F[rancis] W[illiam], 1809-1894.
    Receipt. Autograph Document Signed. 1 p., 13.3 cm.
  101. 1861, 24 Dec.: Wasson, David A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Decline invitation to speak at the Music Hall due to poor health. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  102. 1861, 26 Dec.: Albee, John, 1833-1915; Chicopee Falls, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Accepts invitation. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.7 cm.
  103. 1861, 26 Dec.: Vickers, Thomas; Meadville, Pa. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Confirms speaking engagement at the 28th congregational society; speaks of the task at hand to find a successor for Theodore Parker. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.6 cm.
  104. 1861, 28 Dec.: Lane, J[ames] H[enry], 1814-1866; Washington, [D.C.] To James M. Stone.
    Cancels his Boston lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.2 cm.
  105. 1861, 30 Dec.: Cheever, George B[arrell], 1807-1890; New York, [N.Y.] To _____.
    Agrees to speak on emancipation. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.7 cm.
  106. 1861, 30 Dec.: Leighton, R[ufus, Jr.]; Washington, [D.C.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Speaks about his book on Parker; pleased that the lecture series is going well; praises Sumner. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25.2 cm.
  107. 1861, 30 Dec.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. To _____.
    Wade is too occupied as Chair of the Committee on the Army to leave Washington to give a lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  108. 1861, 30 Dec.: Vaughan, Champion; Washington, [D.C.] To James M. Stone; Boston, [Mass.]
    Advises Gen. Lane cannot fulfill engagement. Telegram. 1 p., 20.9 cm.
  109. 1861, 31 Dec.: Brownson, Edw[ard] P.; Elizabeth. To J[ames] M. Stone.
    Agrees to give lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 15.3 cm.
  110. 1861, Dec.: Sibley, John Langdon, 1804-1885.
    Acknowledgment of gift to the Harvard College Library. Document Signed. 1 p., 13.4 cm.
    Also signed by Pres. Charles William Eliot.
  111. 1862, 1 Jan.: Brownson, Edw[ard] P.; Elizabeth. To J[ames] M. Stone.
    Suggests a lecture date. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  112. 1862, 1 Jan.: Cheever, George B[arrell], 1807-1890; New York, [N.Y.] To _____.
    Hopes to arrange lecture in Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.7 cm.
  113. 1862, 1 Jan.: Garrison, Wm [William] Lloyd, 1805-1879; Boston, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Agrees to speak on the subject suggested. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  114. 1862, 1 Jan.: Lane, Jas [James H[enry], 1814-1866; Washington, [D.C.] To Jas [James] M. Stone; Boston, [Mass.]
    Unable to lecture. Telegram. 1 p., 21.1 cm.
  115. 1862, 1 Jan.: Lane, J[ames] H[enry], 1814-1866; Washington, [D.C.] To J[ames] M. Stone.
    Gives details of why he cannot speak in Boston when requested. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 18.6 cm.
  116. 1862, 1 Jan.: Wade, B[enjamin] F[ranklin], 1800-1878; Washington, [D.C.] To James M. Stone.
    Unable to lecture to the "Emancipation League." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  117. 1862, 3 Jan.: Albee, J[ohn], 1833-1915; Chicopee Falls, [Mass.] To Chas [Charles] W[esley] Slack.
    Agrees to preach; gives personal background. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 17.7 cm.
  118. 1862, 6 Jan.: Cheever, George B[arrell], 1807-1890; New York, [N.Y.] To _____.
    Agrees to lecture; proposes various approaches to his subject. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.6 cm.
  119. 1862, 7 Jan.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907; Cincinnati, Ohio. To James M. Stone.
    Accepts lecture engagement; gives outline of several subjects, including one on John Brown. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 19.9 cm.
  120. 1862, 7 Jan.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907; Cincinnati, [Ohio]. To Jno [John] R. Manley.
    Arranges a lecture in Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.9 cm.
  121. 1862, 10 Jan.: Brownson, Edw[ard] P.; Elizabeth. To J[ames] M. Stone.
    Accepts lecture engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
    Accompanied by telegram from Brownson to Stone on the same subject.
  122. 1862, 10 Jan.: Douglas, Frederick, 1817?-1895; Rochester, N.Y. To James M. Stone.
    Agrees to give a lecture from point of view of a former slave. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.8 cm.
  123. 1862, 13 Jan.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907; Washington, [D.C.] To James M. Stone.
    Turns down a request to speak at an Emancipation League function. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.7 cm.
  124. 1862, 18 Jan.: Brownson, Edw[ard] P.; Elizabeth. To J[ames] M. Stone.
    Makes arrangement for his arrival in Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.3 cm.
  125. 1862, 20 Jan.: Bauer, John E.; Bedford, Indiana. To Charles Sumner.
    Asks to print some of his speeches. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.4 cm.
  126. 1862, 23 Jan.: Boutwell, Geo[rge] S[ewell], 1818-1905; Boston, [Mass.] To J[ames] M. Stone.
    Declines to accept the presidency of the Emancipation League; will give lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25.1 cm.
  127. 1862, 23 Jan.: Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872; New York, [N.Y.] To J[ames] M. Stone; Boston, [Mass.]
    Will give a lecture called "The Nation." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.8 cm.
  128. 1862, 23 Jan.: Russell, W. H.; New York, [N.Y.] To Ives G. Bates; Boston, [Mass.]
    Asks Bates to pick up a ring sent to him from England. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  129. 1862, 27 Jan.: Stearns, Geo[rge] L.; Medford, [Mass.] To [James M.] Stone.
    Not able to work on organization of Emancipation League at present. Autograph letter Signed. 1 p., 20 cm.
  130. 1862, 28 Jan.: Ayres, John; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles (?) Slack.
    Letter of introduction fro Charles Norton. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.9 cm.
  131. 1862, 28 Jan.: May, John J.; Boston, [Mass.] To James M. Stone.
    Cannot serve on the Executive Committee of the Emancipation League. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  132. 1862, 28 Jan.: Stearns, Geo[rge] L.; Boston, [Mass.] To James M. Stone.
    Accepts office of Treasurer of The Emancipation League. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.5 cm.
  133. 1862, 29 Jan.: Higginson, C. J.; Boston, [Mass.] To James M. Stone.
    Declines office in the Emancipation League. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  134. 1862, 11 Feb.: Brooks, William; Washington, [D.C.] To Samuel G[ridley] Howe.
    Sends petitions relative to emancipation that were submitted to the U.S. Senate. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  135. 1862, 14 Feb.: Burgess, R.; Greensboro, Vt. To S[amuel] G[ridley] Howe.
    Asks to be commissioned to give lectures on behalf of the Emancipation League. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 24.7 cm.
  136. 1862, 17 Feb.: Howe, S[amuel] G[ridley], 1801-1876.
    Statement on Emancipation. Autograph Document Signed. 1 p., 17.7 cm.
  137. 1862, 18 Feb.: Brooks, William; Washington, [D.C.] To S[amuel] G[ridley] Howe.
    Sends more information on petitions on emancipation submitted to the House of Representatives. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm.
  138. 1862, 18 Feb.: Radcliffe, George K.; Haverhill, [Mass.] To [James M.] Stone.
    Gives an account of lecture by Moncure Conway. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 24.6 cm.
  139. 1862, 24 Feb.: Dension, Ch[arles] W[heela], 1809-1881; Concord, N.H. To J[ames] M. Stone; Boston, Mass.
    Future travel itinerary and comment on Emancipation Movement in New England. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20 cm.
  140. 1862, 25 Feb.: Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895; Rochester, [N.Y.] To James M. Stone.
    Agrees to speak at Emancipation League meetings. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  141. 1862, 5 Mar.: Adams, R[obert]; Fall River, Mass. To _____.
    Arrangements for M.D. Conway to speak in Fall River, Mass. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  142. 1862, 5 Mar.: Brigham, Warren L.; Chicopee, [Mass.] To James M. Stone; Boston, [Mass.]
    Concerning plans for a lecture by M.D. Conway in Chicopee. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  143. 1862, 5 Mar.: Brigham, Warren L.; Chicopee, [Mass.] To James M. Stone; Boston, [Mass.]
    Concerning a lecture in Chicopee by M.D. Conway. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  144. 1862, 5 Mar.: Sargent, John T., d. 1877. To Cha[rle]s W. Slack., 1825-1885.
    Conveying a letter by Rev. Holland to Slack and commenting on Holland. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  145. 1862, 6 Mar.: Adams, Robert; Fall River, [Mass.] To ____.
    Regarding possible dates for a lecture by M.D. Conway in Fall River. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  146. 1862, 6 Mar.: Cadwell, W.P.S. To James M. Stone; Boston, [Mass.]
    Regarding possible dates for a lecture by Frederick Douglas. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  147. 1862, 6 Mar.: Holland, F.W.; Dorchester, [Mass.] To J[ohn] T. Sargent, d. 1877; Boston, [Mass.]
    Requesting the opportunity to speak before the Music Hall in a Sunday service. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 27.4 cm.
  148. 1862, 6 Mar.: McIntire, J[ames] E.; Springfield, Mass. To J[ames] M. Stone.
    Asking when Frederick Douglas will be free for a speaking engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  149. 1862, 6 Mar.: Rand, John S.; Portsmouth, N.H. To James M. Stone.
    Inquires about having Frederick Douglas lecture to his group. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20 cm.
  150. 1862, 6 Mar.: Thayer, Adin; Worcester, [Mass.] To [James M.] Stone.
    Discusses whether it would be advisable to have M.D. Conway in Worcester. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.6 cm.
  151. 1862, 7 Mar.: Adams, Robert; Fall River, Mass. To ____.
    Concerns plans for M.D. Conway to lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  152. 1862, 7 Mar.: McIntire, James E.; Springfield, [Mass.] To J[ames] M. Stone.
    Inquires when Frederick Douglas would be free to lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.8 cm.
  153. 1862, 7 Mar.: Thomas, W[illia]m; Plymouth, [Mass.] To J[ames] M. Stone.
    Inquires about the possibilities of Frederick Douglass lecturing in Plymouth. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.6 cm.
  154. 1862, 8 Mar.: Alvord, Daniel W.; Greenfield, [Mass.] To Ja[me]s M. Stone.
    Notifies Stone of a series of lectures in Greenfield, and the probable speakers. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.4 cm.
  155. 1862, 8 Mar.: Brigham, Warren L.; Chicopee, [Mass.] To James M. Stone.
    Arrangements and plans for lectures. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  156. 1862, 8 Mar.: McIntire, James E.; Springfield, Mass. To James M. Stone.
    Concerns final arrangements for Frederick Douglass lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  157. 1862, 8 Mar.: Radcliffe, George K.; Haverhill, [Mass.] To [James M.] Stone.
    Arrangements for lectures. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.6 cm.
  158. 1862, 8 Mar.: Rand, John S.; Portsmouth, N.H. To [James M.] Stone.
    Arrangements for lecture by Frederick Douglass. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.1 cm.
  159. 1862, 8 Mar.: Thomas, W[illia]m; Plymouth, Mass. To James M. Stone.
    Agrees to have Frederick Douglass at his house. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.9 cm.
  160. 1862, 8 Mar.: Wiggin, James Henry, 1836-1900; Montogne, [Mass.] To Ja[me]s M. Stone.
    Comments on local Emancipation Party and asks how much lecturers would charge. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm.
  161. 1862, 8 Mar.: Wiggin, James Henry, 1836-1900; Montogne, [Mass.]
    Arrangements for a lecture by M.D. Conway and comments on the local abolition movement. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.5 cm.
  162. 1862, 10 Mar.: Stacey, Geo[rge] W.; Milford, [Mass.]
    Arrangements for a lecture by M.D. Conway. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.8 cm.
  163. 1862, 11 Mar.: Bigelow, L.G.; Burlington, Vt. To James M. Stone; Boston, [Mass.]
    Regarding a lecture at Burlington. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.8 cm.
  164. 1862, 11 Mar.: Peckham, Geo[rge] R.; Worcester, [Mass.] To James M. Stone.
    Comments on Emancipation Movement and possible lectures at Worcester. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.6 cm.
  165. 1862, 12 Mar.: Rand, John S.; Portsmouth, N.H. To James M. Stone.
    Comments upon Frederick Douglass and arrangements for his lecture at Portsmouth. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  166. 1862, 12 Mar.: Whitcomb, W[illiam] C.; Lynnfield Center, Mass.
    Concerns lecture by M.D. Conway. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.2 cm.
  167. 1862, 13 Mar.: Fields, J[ames] T[homas], 1817-1881. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Thanks-you note for tickets to lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17 cm.
  168. 1862, 13 Mar.: Flint, J[ohn] D.; Fall River, Mass. To James M. Stone.
    Concerns Frederick Douglass. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.8 cm.
  169. 1862, 14 Mar.: Hassall, R[obert]; Haverhill, [Mass.] To James M. Stone.
    Concerns plans for lecture by M.D. Conway in Haverhill. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20 cm.
  170. 1862, 15 Mar.: Peckham, Geo[rge] R.; Worcester, [Mass.] To James M. Stone.
    Requests Frederick Douglass to come immediately. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.2 cm.
  171. 1862, 17 Mar.: Douglass, Fre[derick]; Boston, [Mass.] To Emancipation League.
    Receipt for lecture fee and expenses. Autograph Document Signed. 1 p., 10.4 cm.
  172. 1862, 17 Mar.: Harris, Edward; Woonsocket, [R.I.] To James M. Stone; Boston, [Mass.]
    Concerns a lecture to be given at Woonsocket. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.6 cm.
  173. 1862, 17 Mar.: Peckham, Geo[rge] R.; Worcester, [Mass.] To James M. Stone.
    Arrangements by Frederick Douglass. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.2 cm.
  174. 1862, 17 Mar.: Rand, John S.; Portsmouth, N.H. To James M. Stone.
    Comments upon lecture given by Frederick Douglass. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  175. 1862, 18 Mar.: Sherman, Henry L.; Lawrence, [Mass.] To James M. Stone.
    Arrangements for a lecture by M.D. Conway. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  176. 1862, 19 Mar.: Frank, E.; Springfield, [Mass.] To J[ames] M. Stone.
    Regarding Emancipation lectures. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  177. 1862, 19 Mar.: Stearns, Geo[rge] L.; Medford, [Mass.] To [James M.] Stone.
    Comments on a lecture proposal. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  178. 1862, 19 Mar.: Stetson, Rev. W. H.; East Bridgewater, [Mass.] To Ja[me]s M. Stone.
    Asks about Frederick Douglass' term for lecturing. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.9 cm.
  179. 1862, 20 Mar.: Hayward, Josiah; Salem, [Mass.] To [James M.] Stone.
    Regrets there is no audience in Salem for a lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.1 cm.
  180. 1862, 20 Mar.: Peckham, Geo[rge]; Worcester, [Mass.] To James M. Stone.
    Comments on the feasibility of having M.D. Conway lecture in Worcester. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.7 cm.
  181. 1862, 21 Mar.: Sherman, Henry L.; Lawrence, [Mass.] To James M. Stone.
    Arrangements for lecture by M.D. Conway. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  182. 1862, 21 Mar.: Stetson, Rev. W. H.; East Bridgewater, [Mass.] To Ja[me]s M. Stone.
    Arrangements for a lecture by M.D. Conway. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p. 19.9 cm.
  183. 1862, 21 Mar.: Urbina, S.; Boston, [Mass.] To James M. Stone.
    A list of names. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  184. 1862, 22 Mar.: Brown, Thomas; Providence, [R.I.] To James M. Stone; Boston, [Mass.]
    Concerns the possibilities of a lecture in Providence by M. D. Conway. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  185. 1862, 24 Mar.: Bailey, Rev. Ira; Athol, [Mass.] To James M. Stone.
    Discusses possibilities of having M.D. Conway lecture at Athol. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  186. 1862, 24 Mar.: Peckham, Geo[rge] R.; Worcester, [Mass.] To James M. Stone.
    Arrangements for a lecture by M.D. Conway. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.6 cm.
  187. 1862, 25 Mar.: Peckham, Geo[rge] R.; Worcester, [Mass.] To [James M.] Stone.
    Arrangements for a lecture by M.D. Conway in Worcester. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.7 cm.
  188. 1862, 25 Mar.: Wilder, Cha[rle]s B. To J[ames] M. Stone; Boston, [Mass.]
    Comments on the progress of the local Emancipation movement. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.1 cm.
  189. 1862, 26 Mar.: Green, John B. To [James M.] Stone.
    Arrangements for a lecture by M.D. Conway. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.5 cm.
  190. 1862, 27 Mar.: Bailey, Rev. Ira; Athol, [Mass.] To [James M.] Stone.
    Arrangements for a lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.6 cm.
  191. 1862, 27 Mar.: Peckham, Geo[rge] R.; Worcester, [Mass.] To [James M.] Stone.
    Comments upon the Emancipation Movement in Worcester. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.2 cm.
  192. 1862, 28 Mar.: Williston, J.P.; Northampton, [Mass.] To Geo[rge] L. Stearns.
    Receipt for money received. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  193. 1862, 29 Mar.: Bailey, Rev. Ira; Athol, [Mass.] To [James M.] Stone.
    Comments on arrangements for lecture by M.D. Conway. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.6 cm.
  194. 1862, 29 Mar.: Tiffany, Francis; Springfield, [Mass.] To Mr. [James M.] Stone.
    Comments on arrangements for a lecture by M.D. Conway. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  195. 1862, 30 Mar.: Fish, W[illia]m H.; Cortland, N.Y. To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Expresses his willingness to speak before Slack's group. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 21 cm.
  196. 1862, 30 Mar.: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884; Milwaukee, [Wis.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Comments on a lecture he gave in Cincinnati in which he was mobbed. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.9 cm.
  197. 1862, 31 Mar.: Brigham, W[arren] L.; Chicopee, [Mass.] To James M. Stone; Boston, [Mass.]
    Arrangements for a lecture by M.D. Conway. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21.5 cm.
  198. 1862, 31 Mar.: Snow, Sanford; Ware, [Mass.] To J[ames] M. Stone.
    Asks about having Frederick Douglass lecture in Ware. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25 cm.
  199. 1862, 3 Apr.: Tiffany, Francis; Springfield, [Mass.]
    Arrangements for a lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  200. 1862, 14 Apr.: Savary, William A.; West Newton, [Mass.] To Charles W. Slack.
    Recommends John Savary (no relation) as a lecturer. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  201. 1862, 18 Apr.: Green, Rev. John B; Bernardston, [Mass.] To [James M.] Stone.
    Comments on the Emancipation Movement in general. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.4 cm.
  202. 1862, 19 Apr.: Alger, W[illia]m R[ounseville], 1822-1905; [Boston, Mass.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Thank-you note for invitation, but declines due to speaking engagement in East Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.7 cm.
  203. 1862, 20 Apr.: Leighton, Rufus Jr.; Washington, [D.C.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Responds to Slack's note, is grateful the Fraternity Independent and the 28th Congregational Society are in well order, encloses a copy of a verse written by himself on freedom. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  204. 1862, 22 Apr.: Fish, W[illia]m H.; Cortland, N.Y. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Comments on an antislavery sermon he is preparing. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 18.4 cm.
  205. 1862, 22 Apr.: Savary, W[illia]m A.; West Newton, [Mass.] To Cha[rle]s W. Slack.
    Regrets he cannot attend a dinner. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  206. 1862, 3 May: Savary, J[ohn]; Cambridge, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Notifies Slack of having moved to Cambridge. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  207. 1862, 8 May: Fish, W[illia]m H.; Cortland, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Travel plans and lecture topic. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.1 cm.
  208. 1862, 17 May: Savary, J[ohn]; Cambridge, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Comments on his upcoming lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  209. 1862, 18 May: Cheney, E[dnah] D[ow] [Littlehale], 1824-1904; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Indicates he is not sure if the material enclosed will be so busy that little thought has been given to the Fraternity. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 14 cm.
  210. 1862, 21 May: Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888. To Cha[rle]s W. Slack, 1825-1885.
    Comments on an upcoming lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  211. 1862, 24 May: Slack, Cha[rle]s Wesley, 1825-1885. To [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack.
    Notifies her he will be having dinner with the governor in the evening. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.6 cm.
  212. 1862, 29 May: Savary, John; Cambridge, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Arrangements for Savary to preach in Sunday Services. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  213. 1862, 2 June: Savary, John; Cambridge, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Thoughts on his sermon preached at Music Hall and on the ministry in general. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 18.7 cm.
  214. 1862, 11 June: Goodrich, J.L.; Boston, [Mass.]
    Introduces C. W. Slack "to whom it may concern." Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  215. 1862, 11 June: Slack, Cha[rle]s W[esley], 1825-1885. To [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack; Boston, [Mass.]
    Comments on preparations for a conference. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  216. 1862, 11 June: Wallcut, Rob[er]t F.; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Notifies Slack of the arrival of Gerrit Smith in Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  217. 1862, 12, 14 June: Slack, Charles [Wesley], 1825-1885; On-board ship off Martha's Vineyard, [Mass.] and near White House, [Va.] To [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack.
    Relates details of trip to visit Union Army outside Richmond, during McClellan's Peninsula Campaign of April-July, 1862. Autograph Letter Signed. 6 p., 25.2 cm.
  218. 1862, 15 June: Slack, [Charles W.], 1825-1885; Whitehouse, Va. To Evelina E. Vannevar Slack; Boston, [Mass.]
    Gives details of trip to Virginia Peninsula on behalf of Sanitary Commission to visit Union Army. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 25.2 cm.
  219. 1862, 18 June: Slack, [Charles Wesley], 1825-1885; Whitehouse, Va. To [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack.
    Gives details of visit to Peninsula battlefields, Virginia, on behalf of the Sanitary Commission. Autograph Letter Signed. 6 p., 25.2 cm.
  220. 1862, 25 June: Leighton, Rufus Jr.; Washington, [D.C.] To members of the fraternity, (the contrabands at Washington).
    Letter describing the plight of fugitive slaves in Washington and Alexandria, makes a plea to the fraternity for financial support and/or donations of clothing. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25.2 cm.
  221. 1862, 2 July: Leighton, R[ufus]; Washington, [D.C.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Thanks Slack for his aid to freed blacks and comments on plans to aid them on a large scale. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.3 cm.
  222. 1862, 23 July: Radcliffe, G[eorge] K; Haverhill, [Mass.] To [James M.] Stone.
    Requests copies of a letter be sent for distribution. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 14.2 cm.
  223. 1862, 24 July: Stacey, G[eorge] W.; Milford, [Mass.]
    Concerns mass distribution of a letter on emancipation. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  224. 1862, 1 Aug.: Leighton, Rufus [Jr.]; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Gives an account of expenditure of funds donated. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25.5 cm.
  225. 1862, 7 Aug.: Greenough, Richard L.; Paris, [France]. To G. Collamore.
    Notifies Custom House of shipment of a marble bust not importation duty. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.9 cm.
  226. 1862, 11 Sept.: Savary, W[illia]m H.; West Newton, [Mass.] To Cha[rle]s W. Slack.
    Concerns a speaker at the Music Hall. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm.
  227. 1862, 18 Sept.: Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907; [New York, N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Agrees to change his speaking engagement with Wendell Phillips. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  228. 1862, 29 Sept.: Leighton, Rufus; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles W. Slack, 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.]
    Asks for a sum of money with which to aid wounded soldiers. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 23.4 cm.
  229. 1862, 30 Sept.: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Chicago, [Ill.] To Charles W. Slack, 1825-1885.
    Comments on his upcoming lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25.1 cm.
  230. 1862, 1 Oct.: Clarke, W.L.; Cambridge, [Mass.] To Charles W. Slack, 1825-1885.
    Agrees to preach a sermon at the Music Hall. Autograph Letter signed. 2 p., 19.6 cm.
  231. 1862, 1 Oct.: Curtis, G[eorge] W[illiam], 1824-1892; North Shore, [Mass.] To [Charles W.] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Comments on the President's emancipation policy. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.8 cm.
  232. 1862, 7 Oct.: Wasson, David A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.] To [Charles W.] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Agrees to speak at the Music Hall if requested. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  233. 1862, 11 Oct.: Beecher, H[enry] W[ard], 1813-1887; Brooklyn, [N.Y.]
    Arrangements for future lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.1 cm.
  234. 1862, 14 Oct.: Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907. To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Comments on his upcoming lecture and on that of Theodore Weld. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.1 cm.
  235. 1862, 17 Oct.: Savary, W[illia]m A.; Brooklyn, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Regarding a lecture unable to be delivered. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm.
  236. 1862, 6 Nov.: Brown, B[enjamin] Gratz, 1826-1885; St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Chas [Charles] W[esley] Slack; Boston, [Mass.]
    Is unable to lecture in Boston as scheduled because of the political situation in Missouri. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25.5 cm.
  237. 1862, 9 Nov.: Emerson, R[alph] W[aldo], 1803-1882; Concord, [N.H.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Informing him of the title of his upcoming lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  238. 1862, 14 Nov.: Ware, H.; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Reports that the Governor cannot give a lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 22.3 cm.
  239. 1862, 21 Nov.: Lovejoy, Owen, 1811-1864; Boston, [Mass.] To Cha[rle]s W. Slack, 1825-1885.
    Possible titles for an upcoming lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.9 cm.
  240. 1862, 24 Nov.: Lovejoy, Owen, 1811-1864; Boston, [Mass.] To C[harles] W. Slack, 1825-1885.
    Requesting a light for reading his lecture text. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.9 cm.
  241. 1862, 24 Nov.: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Regrets he cannot lecture for Slack. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm.
  242. 1862, 29 Nov.: Manning, J.M. To ____.
    Regrets he cannot make a scheduled lecture appearance. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.7 cm.
  243. 1862, 10 Dec.: Curtis, G[eorge] W[illiam], 1824-1892; Cambridge, Mass. To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Plans for future lectures. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.8 cm.
  244. 1862, 14 Dec.: Curtis, G[eorge] W[illiam], 1824-1892; North Shore, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Arrangements for upcoming lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.8 cm.
  245. 1862, 19 Dec.: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Changing date of a scheduled lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.6 cm.
  246. 1862, 20 Dec.: Dickingson, Anna Elizabeth, 1842-1932; Boston, [Mass.] To ____.
    Asks assistance in finding temporary employment on the lecturing circuit. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.8 cm.
  247. 1862, 22 Dec.: Garrison, W[illia]m Lloyd, 1805-1879; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Regrets he cannot make a speaking engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.5 cm.
  248. 1863, 15 Jan.: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Arrangements for lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  249. 1863, 4 Feb.: Sanborn, F[ranklin] B[enjamin], 1831-1917; Concord, [Mass.]. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack; Boston, [Mass.]
    Arrangements for upcoming lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.3 cm.
  250. 1863, 4 Feb.: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Postpones his upcoming lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  251. 1863, 9 Feb.: Slack, [Charles Wesley], 1825-1885; Washington, [D.C.] To [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack].
    Details of trip to Washington. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21.1 cm.
  252. 1863, 11 March: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Asks to have upcoming lecture postponed due to poor health. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.2 cm.
  253. 1863, 13 Mar.: Johnson, J.R.; Chelsea, Mass. To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Arrangements for a lecture at the Music Hall. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  254. 1863, 13 Mar.: Johnson, O[liver], 1809-1889; New York, [N.Y.]
    Plans for future lectures. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  255. 1863, 14 Mar.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907. To F[ranklin] B[enjamin] Sanborn, 1831-1917.
    Receipt for a sum of money. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 12.5 cm.
  256. 1863, 14 Mar.: Emerson, R[alph] W[aldo], 1803-1882; Concord, [Mass.?] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Regrets he cannot accept a speaking engagement at the Music Hall. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  257. 1863, 21 Mar.: Manning, J.M.; Newbern. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Personal views on the progress of the emancipation movement. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 19.5 cm.
  258. 1863, 25 Mar.: Savary, John; New Orleans, [La.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Personal views on the progress of the war along the Gulf Coast. Autograph Letter Signed. 8 p., 20.1 cm.
  259. 1863, 1 Apr.: Slack, Charles B.; Hampton Roads, Va. To Charles W[esley]; Boston, [Mass.]
    Details his military activities. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 24.8 cm.
  260. 1863, 9 Apr.: Heywood, E.W.; Princeton, [N.J.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Regrets he cannot make a scheduled speaking engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  261. 1863, 27 Apr.: Heywood, E. W.; Princeton, [N.J.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Arrangements for an upcoming lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  262. 1863, 30 Apr.: Slack, Chas [Charles] B.; Key West, Florida. To [Slack, Charles Wesley].
    Describes boat trip from Ft. Monroe to Key West, on way to New Orleans ; military matters. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p. 25.2 cm.
  263. 1863, 4 May: Longfellow, Sam[ue]l, 1819-1892; Brooklyn, [N.Y.]
    Regarding a missed speaking engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  264. 1863, 5 May: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Chicago, [Ill.] To Charles W. Slack, 1825-1885.
    Plans for a future lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.7 cm.
  265. 1863, 7 May: Battles, A[mous]; Bangor, [Me.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Regarding efforts to secure a new minister for the Music Hall and future lecture plans. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 19.8 cm.
  266. 1863, 10 May: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887. To Sanborn, F[ranklin] B[enjamin], 1831-1917.
    Receipt for twenty dollars. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 10.4 cm.
  267. 1863, 11 May: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Chicago, [Ill.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Plans for a future lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 24.7 cm.
  268. 1863, 12 May: Pierce, Edward L[illie], 1829-1897; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Asks his assistance in setting up a fund-raising meeting for an anti-slavery society. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  269. 1863, 13 May: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Chicago, [Ill.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Plans for future lectures. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.7 cm.
  270. 1863, 23 May: Lawrence, Amos A. To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Arrangements for leasing rooms. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  271. 1863, 25 May: Griffin, P.A.; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Regrets he cannot be at the Temple today. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.8 cm.
  272. 1863, 26 May: Lawrence, Amos A.; Boston, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Further leasing arrangements. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  273. 1863, 8 June: Parker, L[ydia] D.; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Regarding a request for a donation of Theodore Parker's papers. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  274. 1863, 15 June: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Chicago, [Ill.] To Charles [Wesley Slack], 1825-1885.
    Various musings upon his lectures and the emancipation movement in general. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 24.7 cm.
  275. 1863, 18 June: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.]
    Arrangements for Sunday service. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.5 cm.
  276. 1863, 26 June: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Chicago, [Ill.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Thoughts on freedom of the press in Chicago. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.7 cm.
  277. 1863, 30 July: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Washington, [D.C.]
    Regarding some flags. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 22.9 cm.
  278. 1863, 4 Aug.: Forbes, J.M.; Boston, [Mass.] To Ch[arles] W[esley] Slack.
    Indicates that his name has been added to the list of a committee to raise money for "The Enlistement of Colored Troops," committee expects him to raise double his share as he did not attend the meeting. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.8 cm.
  279. 1863, 13 Aug.: Clapp, Ruth H.; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Asks his help in getting a teaching position. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.9 cm.
  280. 1863, 30 Aug.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Boston, [Mass.]
    Asks addresser not to become impatient. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.6 cm.
  281. 1863, 21 Sept.: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass].
    Arrangements for upcoming lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.5 cm.
  282. 1863, 28 Sept.: Johnson, Samuel; Lynn, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack, 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.]
    Arrangements for upcoming lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.9 cm
  283. 1863, 9 Oct.: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.]
    Arrangements for upcoming lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.4 cm.
  284. 1863, 14 Oct.: Emerson, R[alph] W[aldo],, 1803-1882; Concord. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Regrets he cannot deliver a scheduled lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  285. 1863, 20 Oct.: J[ohnson], S[amuel]; Salem, [Mass.]
    Subject and hymns for Sunday sermon. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 15.9 cm.
  286. 1863, 23 Oct.: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.]
    Plans for future lectures. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.9 cm.
  287. 1863, 26 Oct.: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Chicago, [Ill.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Thoughts on leaving his church in Chicago for Slack's in Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 5 p., 25.2 cm.
  288. 1863, 3 Nov.: Butler, Benj[amin] F[ranklin], 1818-1893; Lowell, Mass. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Needs to decline invitation to Fraternity course due to being ordered into service. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 24.6 cm.
  289. 1863, 5 Nov.: Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908; Cambridge, [Mass.] To Charles W. Slack, 1825-1885.
    Arrangements for a sermon engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.6 cm.
  290. 1863, 5 Nov.: Slack, Cha[rle]s W[esley], 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.] To Robert Collyer, 1823-1912.
    Answers Collyer's reservations about becoming pastor of the 28th Congregational Society. Autograph Letter Signed. 6 p., 24.6 cm.
  291. 1863, 12 Nov.: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.]
    Arrangements for Sunday sermon. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 18.9 cm.
  292. 1863, 24 Nov.: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912. To Charles W[esley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Further explanation about leaving for Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 25.2 cm.
  293. 1863, 25 Nov.: Johnson, Samuel; Salem, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Arrangements for Sunday. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.7 cm.
  294. 1863, 25 Nov.: Parker, L[ydia] D.; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Regarding the placement of a bust of her late husband for viewing. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.3 cm.
  295. 1863, 3 Dec.: Morse, S. H.; Cincinnati, [Ohio]. To Charles W[esley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Regarding future plans for Sunday services. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 17.9 cm.
  296. 1863, 6 Dec.: Montgomery, David H[enry], 1837-1928; Cambridge, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Unable to speak when requested; offers alternative dates. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.7 cm.
  297. 1863, 8 Dec.: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Chicago, [Ill.] To [Charles Wesley Slack], 1825-1885.
    Plans for his impending move to Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25.3 cm.
  298. 1863, 10 Dec.: Heywood, Ezra W.; Princeton, [N.J.] To _____.
    Plans for being in Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  299. 1863, 21 Dec.: Sanborn, F[ranklin] B[enjamin], 1831-1917; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Miscellaneous details about a poem. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.7 cm.
  300. 1863, 27 Dec.: Dexter, Mark; Chicago. To Charles W. Slack, 1825-1885.
    Tries to convince Slack that Unity Church in Chicago needs Robert Collyer more than does Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 25.4 cm.
  301. 1863, 30 Dec.: J[ohnson], S[amuel]; Salem, [Mass.]
    Subject for Sunday sermon. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.7 cm.
  302. 1863, 30 Dec.: Montgomery, David H[enry], 1827-1928; Cambridge, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack, 1825-1885.
    Arrangements for a Sunday service. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.6 cm.
  303. 1863, 30 Dec.: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.]
    Postpones his Sunday appearance. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.

Box 3: Papers, 1864-1880
Folder -- Contents

  1. 1864, 5 Jan.: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Chicago, [Ill.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Describes his fear of leaving Chicago for Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21.1 cm.
  2. 1864, 26 Jan.: Heywood, Ezra W.; Princeton, [N.J.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Arrangements for upcoming Sunday service. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.1 cm.
  3. 1864, 1 Feb.: Chadwick, John White, 1840-1904; Marblehead, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Arrangements for Sunday service. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  4. 1864, 8 Feb.: Dickinson, Anna Elizabeth, 1842-1932; New York, [N.Y.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1985.
    Discusses her impending trip to Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 17.7 cm.
  5. 1864, 8 Feb.: Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889; New York, [N.Y.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Explains a misunderstanding between Slack and Anna E. Dickinson. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.8 cm.
  6. 1864, 17 Feb.: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.]
    Arrangements for Sunday service. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 13.8 cm.
  7. 1864, 10 Mar.: Wasson, David Atwood, 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.]
    Arrangements for Sunday service. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  8. 1864, 17 Mar.: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Chicago, [Ill.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Expenses reservations about leaving Chicago for Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 25.1 cm.
  9. 1864, 17 Mar.: Wilson, Henry, 1812-1875; Washington, [D.C.]
    Replies that if will be impossible to obtain a volunteer commission in the army. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.8 cm.
  10. 1864, 18 Mar.: Wasson, David Atwood, 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.]
    Arrangements for Sunday service. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.4 cm.
  11. 1864, 24 Mar.: Morse, Sidney H.; Cincinnati, Ohio. To Charles Wesley Slack; Boston, [Mass.]
    Arranged for memberships in the Cincinnati Society. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  12. 1864, 25 Mar.: Wasson, David Atwood, 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.]
    Arrangements for Sunday service. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  13. 1864, 4 Apr.: Johnson, Samuel; Salem, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Postpones a scheduled speaking engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.8 cm.
  14. 1864, 6 Apr.: Calthrop, S.R.; Marblehead, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Agrees to preach. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.9 cm.
  15. 1864, 6 Apr.: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Chicago, [Ill.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Plans for Slack to visit. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.9 cm.
  16. 1864, 9 Apr.: Dickinson, Anna Elizabeth, 1842-1932; Philadelphia, [Pa.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Regrets she cannot be in Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.7 cm.
  17. 1864, 9 Apr.: Manning, J.M. To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.]
    Plans for future speaking engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  18. 1864, 11 Apr.: Andrew, John Albion, 1818-1867; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Commends a letter from Lieutenant Slack [C. W. Slack's son?] Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25 cm.
  19. 1864, 14 Apr.: Leighton, R[ufus]; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Comments on some verses to be read in a church service. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.1 cm.
  20. 1864, 14 Apr.: Spaulding, W.; Salem, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Unable to comply with his request. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.9 cm.
  21. 1864, 16 Apr.: Chadwick, John White, 1840-1904; Brooklyn, [N.Y.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Discusses the Parker Memorial. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.3 cm.
  22. 1864, 20 Apr.: Johnson, Samuel; Salem, [Mass.]
    Arrangements for a Sunday service. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.7 cm.
  23. 1864, 26 Apr.: Johnson, Samuel; Salem, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Regrets he cannot repeat an earlier sermon. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 19.8 cm.
  24. 1864, 3 May: Wasson, David Atwood, 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.]
    Arrangements for Sunday service. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  25. 1864, 11 May: Calthrop, S. R.; Marblehead, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Sends hymns and changes the subject of his sermon. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.8 cm.
  26. 1864, 25 May: Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888; Concord. To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Agrees to attend a Social Festival. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.6 cm.
  27. 1864, 25 May: Phillips, [?] J. To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Decline an invitation to attend a Social Festival. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.8 cm.
  28. 1864, 26 May: Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882; Concord, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Accepts invitation to Social Festival. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 18.7 cm.
  29. 1864, 27 May: Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888; Jamaica Plain, Mass. To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Accepts invitation to Social Festival. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 18.4 cm.
  30. 1864, 27 May: Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908; Cambridge, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Accepts invitation to Social Festival. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.3 cm.
  31. 1864, 30 May: Whipple, Edwin, Percy, 1819-1886; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Accepts invitation to Social Festival. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.6 cm.
  32. 1864, 1 June: Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888; Concord, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Regrets he cannot make an engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.3 cm.
  33. 1864, 2 June: Parker, Lydia D.; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Regrets she cannot attend "social festival"; memous of her late husband, Theodore Parker, is still too strong. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.7 cm.
  34. 1864, 3 June: Weld, Theodore Dwight, 1803-1895, Weld, Angelina Grimhé, 1805-1879, Grimhé, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873; Fairmount, Mass. To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Regret they cannot attend Social Festival. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  35. 1864, 7 June: Newman, Francis William, 1805-1897; London, England. To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Asking publicity for an enclosed letter in the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 15.1 cm.
  36. 1864, 5 Jul.: Monroe, George H.; Roxbury, [Mass.] To Republican State Committee.
    Receipt for advertising order. Document Signed. 1 p., 8 cm.
  37. 1864, 6 Sept.: Bullock, Alex H.; Worcester, [Mass.] To ____.
    Cannot Attend a meeting at Fauevil Hall. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  38. 1864, 29 Sept.: Manning, J.M.; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Comments on the quality of the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  39. 1864, 3 Oct.: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911; Worcester, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Commends Slack on becoming editor of the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 19.6 cm.
  40. 1864, 3 Oct.: Wasson, David Atwood, 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Arrangements for Sunday service. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.6 cm.
  41. 1864, 11 Oct.: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Chicago, [Ill.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Commends him for taking editorship of the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.7 cm.
  42. 1864, 1 Nov.: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911; Worcester, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Encloses a literary contribution for the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.6 cm.
  43. 1864, 16 Nov.: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911; New port, R.I. To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Encloses two contributions by another author for the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 12.4 cm.
  44. 1864, 30 Nov.: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911. To ____.
    Agrees to "attend to the 'Franklin'". Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 14.3 cm.
  45. 1864, 5 Dec.: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Letter of introduction for a possible job for a female acquaintance. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 18.7 cm.
  46. 1865, 3 Jan.: Field, Kate [?], 1838-1896; New York, [N.Y.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Encloses an article for the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.6 cm.
  47. 1865, 4 Jan.: Brown, Benjamin Gratz, 1826-1885; Washington, [D.C.] To George L. Stearns; Boston, [Mass.]
    Political matters relating to State convention. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.5 cm.
  48. 1865, 11 Jan.: Wasson, David Atwood, 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Comments on His contributions to the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.6 cm.
  49. 1865, 12 Jan.: Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889; New York, [N.Y.] To ____.
    Explains why a letter was not printed in an antislavery paper. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  50. 1865, 12 Jan.: Smalley, George Washburn, 1833-1916; New York, [N.Y.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Agrees to contribute to the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.7 cm.
  51. 1865, 7 Feb.: Wasson, David Atwood, 1823-1887; Cincinnati, [Oh]. To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Explains his feelings regarding a misunderstanding as to his schedule of appearances. Autograph Letter Signed. 8 p., 19.6 cm.
  52. 1865, 10 Feb.: Pillsbury, Parker, 1809-1898. To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Gives permission to print on item. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  53. 1865, 12 Feb.: James, Henry [?], 1811-1882 [?] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Refuses permission to print a lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  54. 1865, 18 Feb.: Wasson, David Atwood, 1823-1887; Cincinnati, [Oh]. To ____.
    Emphasizes his feelings about the misunderstanding with the Society and about any thoughts of him going to Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 19.6 cm.
  55. 1865, 27 Feb.: Leighton, Rufus Jr.
    Copyright document. Sermons of Theodore Parker. Document Signed. 1 p., 35.6 cm.
  56. 1865, 20 Mar.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Wants Commonwealth forwarded to Washington. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  57. 1865, 23 Mar.: Longfellow, Samuel, 1819-1892. To ____.
    Declines invitation to speak. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.2 cm.
  58. 1865, 27 Mar.: Johnson, Samuel; Salem, [Mass.] To ____.
    Cannot preach on the date requested. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.5 cm.
  59. 1865, 10 Apr.: Bellows, A.W.; New York, [N.Y.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Replying to charges made against U.S. Sanitary Commission in the Commonwealth . Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.1 cm.
  60. 1865, 17 Apr.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Washington, [D.C.] To ____.
    Sends list of Congressmen and their office addresses. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.9 cm.
  61. 1865, 17 Apr.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Washington, [D.C.] To ____.
    Suggests sending the Commonwealth to all Senators and Representatives. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.8 cm.
  62. 1865, 19 Apr.: Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881. To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Concerning an article to be printed in the Atlantic. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.8 cm.
  63. 1865, 7 May: Haines, C.T.; Worcester, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Concerns the writing of an editorial not yet finished. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18 cm.
  64. 1865, 9 May: Parton, James, 1822-1891; New York, [N.Y.] To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Sends subscription to the Commonwealth and compliments the paper. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  65. 1865, 15 June: Laxton, R. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Subscribing to the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20 cm.
  66. 1865, 19 June: Andrew, John Albion, 1818-1867; Boston, [Mass.] To George L. Stearns.
    Discusses how Reconstruction should proceed and comments on Negro suffrage. Autograph Letter Signed. 7 p., 24.7 cm.
  67. 1865, 19 June: Bullock, Alex H.; Worcester, [Mass.] To George L. Stearns, Charles Eliot Norton, and R.K. Darrah [?].
    Thoughts on the course and practice of Reconstruction. Autograph Letter Signed. 5 p., 20.2 cm.
  68. 1865, 6 July: McCancon [?], L.; Washington, [LA]. To O'Hinckley [Mayor] and McGuire, W.J.
    One day pass for Henry Simms ("A Colored Man") to visit Opelousas, La. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 11.8 cm.
  69. 1865, 24 July: Haler, Edward Everett, 1822-1909. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Cannot attend school Festival. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 18.3 cm.
  70. 1865, 16 Aug.: Chase, Solmon Portland, 1808-1873. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Subscription to Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  71. 1865, 6 Oct.: Ward, Marcus L.; Newark, N.J. To William Claflin.
    Letter of introduction for an acquaintance. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  72. 1865, 10 Oct.: Andrew, John Albion, 1818-1867. To ____.
    Enclosing and commenting an advertisement to be placed in a newspaper. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25.1 cm.
  73. 1865, 27 Oct.: _____. To Mrs. Henry Wilson.
    Presents a monetary gift for Sen. and Mrs. Henry Wilson's silver wedding anniversary. [Note: several small items and parts of letters, one of which bears the signature of Susan B. Anthony, have been removed from the folder.] Autograph Letter. 1 p., 24.8 cm.
  74. 1865, 8 Nov.: Wilson, Henry, 1812-1875; Notich, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Check for two hundred fifty dollars. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 10.3 cm.
  75. 1865, 30 Nov.: Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880; Wayland, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Enclosing a book to be forwarded on. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  76. 1865, 24 Dec.: Parton, James, 1822-1891; New York, [N.Y.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Subscribing to the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  77. 1865, 30 Dec.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Washington, [D.C]. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Inquires concerning his subscription to Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm.
  78. 1866, 7 Jan.: Chadwick, J[ohn] W[hite], 1840-1904; Cambridge, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Arrangements for a speaking engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  79. 1866, 14 Jan.: Weiss, John, 1818-1879; Watertown, [?] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Subscription to Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 13 cm.
  80. 1866, 22 Jan.: Field, Kate, 1838-1896; New York, [N.Y.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Asking for additional copies of an issue of Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 13.3 cm.
  81. 1866, 27 Jan.: Boutwell, G[eorge] S[ewell], 1818-1905; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Thanks him for a speech in Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  82. 1866, 29 Jan.: Field, Kate, 1838-1896; New York, [N.Y.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Concerns payment for articles published in Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p. 19.6 cm.
  83. 1866, 2 Feb.: Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889; New York, [N.Y.] To ____.
    Resuming exchange of Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.3 cm.
  84. 1866, 4 Mar.: Yates, Rich[ard], 1815-1873; Washington, [D.C.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Refers to a Reconstruction Gill introduced in Congress. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 24.7 cm.
  85. 1866, 16 Apr.: Wilson, Henry, 1812-1875, Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874, Boutwell, G.S., 1818-1905, Eliot, Thomas D., Ames, Oakes, 1804-1873, Hooper, J. [?], Rice, Alex H., Washburn, W.D. [?], Baldwin, John D.; Washington, [D.C.] To J.M.S. Williams.
    Discusses Reconstruction matters in a cryptic manner. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25.2 cm.
  86. 1866, 19 Apr.: [Slack, Charles Wesley], 1825-1885; Philadelphia, [PA]. To [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack].
    Describes his visit to New York enroute to Washington; comments at length on current ladies' fashions. Autograph Letter Signed. 6 p., 20.4 cm.
  87. 1866, 20 Apr.: [Slack, Charles Wesley], 1825-1885; Philadelphia, [Pa.] To Henry Slack.
    Describes his visit to Philadelphia. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.4 cm.
  88. 1866, 14 May.: Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin], 1818-1893; Lowell, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Encloses a manuscript for publication in Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  89. 1866, 28 Jul.: Hoar, E[benezer] R[ockwood], 1816-1895; Concord, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Cannot participate in a fishing excursion. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.8 cm.
  90. 1866, 28 Jul.: Morton, Marcus; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Cannot participate in fishing excursion. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  91. 1866, 28 Jul.: Rockwell, Julius; Lenox, [Mass.] To ____.
    Cannot participate in a fishing expedition. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.8 cm.
  92. 1866, 30 Jul.: Bowman, S.M.; New York, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Thanks him on behalf of Gen. William T. Sherman for his hospitality. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.2 cm.
  93. 1866, 23 Aug.: Clifford, John H.; New Bedford, [Mass.] To J.M.S. Williams.
    Expresses appreciation for being chosen a delegate to a convention in Philadelphia, but cannot attend. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  94. 1866, 23 Aug.: Emerson, R[alph] W[aldo], 1803-1882; Concord, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Cannot attend Republican convention in Philadelphia. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.4 cm.
  95. 1866, 23 Aug.: Holmes, O[liver] W[endell], 1809-1894. To J.M.S. Williams.
    Cannot attend Philadelphia convention. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 18 cm.
  96. 1866, 23 Aug.: Whipple, E[dwin] P[ercy], 1819-1886. To W[illia]m S[tevens] Robinson, 1818-1876.
    Cannot attend convention in Philadelphia. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.3 cm.
  97. 1866, 25 Aug.: Eliot, Thomas P; New Bedford, [Mass.] To ____.
    Cannot attend Philadelphia Convention of Southern Loyalists; also expresses views on Reconstruction policy. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 25.2 cm.
  98. 1866, 31 Oct.: Arthur, T[imothy] S[hay], 1809-1885; Philadelphia, [Pa.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Enclosing the first issue of a new magazine. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm.
  99. 1866, 8 Dec.: Fields, J[ames] T[homas], 1817-1881; Boston, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Wishes to obtain tickets to a lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 18.5 cm.
  100. 1866, 19 Dec.: Andrew, John A[lbion], 1818-1867; Boston, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Enclosing a manuscript for possible publication. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  101. 1866, 22 Dec.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Washington, [D.C.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Asks help in defeating a piece of legislation. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.7 cm.
  102. 1867, 21 Apr.: [Slack, Charles Wesley], 1825-1885; Cincinnati, [Oh.] To Evelina E. Vannevar Slack.
    Describes his trip by rail to Cincinnati, Ohio. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.1 cm.
  103. 1867, 23 Apr.: [Slack, Charles Wesley], 1825-1885; Chicago, [Ill.] To Evelina E. Vannevar Slack.
    Describes his trip to Chicago from Cincinnati. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 19.9 cm.
  104. 1867, 14 May: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Inquires why he didn't visit him when in Chicago. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  105. 1867, 8 Jul.: Slack, Charles Wesley, 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.] To ____.
    Requesting a donation of twenty-five dollars to help cover expenses inceived by Sen. Wilson on a trip through the South. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  106. 1867, 9 Jul.: Clark, James W.; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Enclosing twenty-five dollars to help cover Sen. Wilson's trip. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  107. 1867, 9 Jul.: Potter, Wright J. [?]; To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Encloses twenty-five dollars to defray Sen. Wilson's expenses. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.2 cm.
  108. 1867, 9 Jul.: Rising Thompson and Company; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Encloses twenty-five dollars to help defray Sen. Wilson's expenses. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  109. 1867, 9 Jul.: Simpson, M.H.; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Encloses a contribution toward the expenses of Mr. Wilson. Autograph Letter. 1 p., 20 cm.
    Written by Simpson's attorney.
  110. 1867, 9 Jul.: Wheelwright, George W. To ____.
    Encloses twenty-five dollars to help defray Sen. Wilson's expenses. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  111. 1867, 10 Jul.: Bertram, John; Salem, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Encloses twenty dollars to help defray Sen. Wilson's expenses. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.9 cm.
  112. 1867, 11 Jul.: Bullock, Alex; Worcester, [Mass.] To ____.
    Encloses twenty-five dollars to help defray Sen. Wilson's expenses. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.7 cm.
  113. 1867, 11 Jul.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Washington, [D.C.] To ____.
    Encloses a contribution to "the fund." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.7 cm.
  114. 1867, 11 Jul.: Parker, Wilder and Company; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Encloses twenty-five dollars to help defray Sen. Wilson's expenses. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  115. 1867, 11 Jul.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Washington, [D.C.] To E[dwin] D[enison] Morgan, 1811-1883.
    Encloses another check to add to "the Fund." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.7 cm.
  116. 1867, 12 Jul.: Allan, John B.; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Encloses twenty-five dollars to help defray Sen. Wilson's expenses. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25 cm.
  117. 1867, 16 Jul.: Endicott, W[illiam] Jr.; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Encloses twenty-five dollars to help defray Sen. Wilson's expenses. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm.
  118. 1867, 20 Jul.: Field, J.; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Encloses twenty-five dollars to help defray Sen. Wilson's expenses. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.6 cm.
  119. 1867, 20 Jul.: Jay, John, 1817-1894; New York, [N.Y.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Thanks him for returning an umbrella and comments on Reconstruction. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.3 cm.
  120. 1867, 14 Aug.: Thorndike, James P.; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Encloses twenty-five dollars to help defray Sen. Wilson's expenses. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  121. 1867, 31 Aug.: Bird, Francis William, 1809-1894. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Receipt for $720 in payment of Sen. Wilson's travel expenses; also includes list of contributors. Document Signed. 1 p., 6.9 cm.
  122. 1867, 23 Sept.: Hooper, J.; Boston, [Mass.] To Slack, Charles Wesley.
    Sends contribution to cover Senator Wilson's expenses. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  123. 1867, 28 Sep.: Hamlin, H[annibal], 1809-1901; Bangor, ME. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Subscribes to the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.7 cm.
  124. 1867, 1 Oct.: Crosby, J. Schuyler; New Orleans, La. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Confirms Gen. Philip Sheridan's schedule to speak in Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21.6 cm.
  125. 1868, 25 Mar.: Longfellow, S[amuel], 1819-1892; Cambridge, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Asks for a donation to aid a divinity school student. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p. 18 cm.
  126. 1868, 17 Apr.: Curtis, G[eorge] W[illiam], 1824-1892. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Cannot attend a function. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  127. 1868, 8 May: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Encloses a requested letter; also states his certainty that Pres. Johnson will be convicted in his impeachment trial. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.6 cm.
  128. 1868, 8 Jun.: Wilson, Henry, 1812-1875; Washington, [D.C.] To J.M.S. Williams.
    Cannot attend Republican State Convention; expounds on the attributes of the Republican Party and its candidates. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 24.7 cm.
  129. 1868, 8 Jul.: Greenwood, Grace [Sara Jane Clarke Lippincott], 1823-1904; Washington, D.C. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Thanks for his letter; regrets misunderstanding concerning a visit. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20 cm.
  130. 1868, 17 Jul.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Suggestions on compiling a list of writings and speeches by Sumner. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.3 cm.
  131. 1868, 26 Sept.: Bullock, Alex H.; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Acknowledges receipt of a circular and comments on the November presidential election. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  132. 1868, 26 Sept.: Chamberlain, J[oshua] L[awrence], 1828-1914; Augusta, [Me.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Cannot attend a function in Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.8 cm.
  133. 1868, 28 Oct.: Bullock, Alex H. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Encloses a contribution on the imminent Presidential election. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.2 cm.
  134. 1868, 14 Nov.: Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1818-1892; Lowell, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Encloses a sum of money in payment for services. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  135. 1868, 25 Nov.: Slack, Charles Wesley, 1825-1885.
    Power of attorney from Slack to Benjamin Heath on the George H. Pool matter. Autograph Document Signed. 1 p., 24.9 cm.
    Nov. 25, 1868. Copy of the indictment of Pool enclosed.
  136. 1868, 30 Nov.: Blaine, J[ames] G[illespie], 1830-1893; Augusta, [Me.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Thanks Slack for his help in the election campaign. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 18.4 cm.
  137. 1831-1868: Slack, Charles Wesley, 1825-1885.
    Receipts. 10 Autograph Documents Signed.
  138. 1869, 7 Jan.: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    A letter of introduction for an acquaintance. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.4 cm.
  139. 1869, 15 Feb.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    States he is for C. W. Slack; and so is Wilson. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  140. 1869, 25 Feb.: Boutwell, George Sewell, 1818-1905. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    States he will comply with a request. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  141. 1869, 27 Feb.: Caflin, William; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Sumner.
    Urges the appointment of Slack as a Collector of Revenue; also contains a forwarding endorsement by Sumner. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 21.9 cm.
  142. 1869, 15 Mar.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874, Wilson, Henry, 1812-1875. To ____.
    Copy of letter endorsing Slack to be Collector of Revenue in Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.3 cm.
  143. 1869, 16 Mar.: Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1818-1893; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Will "bother" someone if Slack doesn't "bother" him. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  144. 1869, 17 Mar.: Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Supports his appointment as Collector of Revenue. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  145. 1869, 18 Mar.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Advises there should be no delay in his appointment as Collector of Revenue. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.8 cm.
  146. 1869, 21 Mar.: Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1818-1893; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Reassures him about his appointment as Collector of Revenue. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  147. 1869, 23 Mar.: Dawes, Henry Laurens, 1816-1903; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Assures him he has no objections to be the appointment as Collector of Revenue. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 24.5 cm.
  148. 1869, 24 Mar.: Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Describes the Attorney General's view of Slack's appointment as Collector of Revenue. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.6 cm.
  149. 1869, 16 Apr.: Phillips, George William; Boston, [Mass.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Endorses another man for an appointment in the Revenue Service; also Contains an endorsement by Wendell Phillips. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 24.8 cm.
  150. 1869, 16 Apr.: Sweeters, George H.; Boston, Mass. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Endorses a man for position in the Revenue Service. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  151. 1869, 20 Apr.: Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Worcester, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Asks for a proof to be returned. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  152. 1869, 22 Apr.: Slack, Charles Wesley, 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.] To George Sewell Boutwell, 1818-1905; Washington, [D.C.]
    Asks for bond papers to be forwarded to him; also includes telegraph tape reply. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 13.6 cm.
  153. 1869, 5 May: Nowell, John A.; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Sumner, 1811-1874.
    Protests his replacement in the Revenue Service by Slack; also contains a forwarding note from Sumner to Slack. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.3 cm.
  154. 1869, 7 May: Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1818-1893; Lowell, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Disclaims any attempt to prevent Slack's appointment, as outlined in an enclosed news clipping. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  155. 1869, 10 May: Nowell, John A. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Replies to an earlier letter regarding the attempted removal of Nowell by Slack; also includes draft of letter being replied to and a brief reply by Slack. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.3 cm.
  156. 1869, 11 May: Nowell, John A.; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    States Slack told a third party Nowell was to be removed; reply denying this is on back of letter; also includes draft of three questions directed to Nowell. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.3 cm.
  157. 1869, 11 May: Slack, Charles Wesley, 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.] To Benjamin Franklin Butler, 1818-1893.
    Explains his view of the controversy surrounding Butler's attempts to block Slack's nomination. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  158. 1869, 13 May: Boutwell, George Sewell, 1818-1905; Washington, D.C. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Asks for information on a third party. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  159. 1869, 30 May: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Complains about a hostile article on him in the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20 cm.
  160. 1869, 3 Jun.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Further self-defense against a hostile article in the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.3 cm.
  161. 1869, 4 Jun.: Claflin, W[illiam]. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Wants to see him briefly. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20 cm.
  162. 1869, 30 Aug.: Dodge, Mary Abigail, 1833-1896; Hamilton, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Suggests a lecture by a person just returned from the Sandwich Islands. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.5 cm.
  163. 1869, 31 Aug.: Dodge, Mary Abigail, 1833-1896; Hamilton, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Personal message. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 13.7 cm.
  164. 1869, Aug.: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Letter of introduction for Theodore Parker Adams. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.4 cm.
  165. 1869, 3 Sept.: Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887; Newburyport, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Plans to have Slack at his home. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  166. 1869, 24 Sept.: Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915; Quincy, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Concerns loaning some rare books to Slack. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  167. 1869, 24 Sept.: Rice, Alex H.; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Thanks Slack for mentioning him in a speech. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  168. 1869, 22 Oct.: Bird, F[rancis] W[illiam], 1809-1894. To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Thanks him for a compliment and talks about growing old. Autograph letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  169. 1869, 20 Nov.: Homer, Sidney; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Writes of technological improvements in his lifetime. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.4 cm.
  170. 1869, 1 Dec.: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. To Charles Wesley Slack, 1825-1885.
    Asks that an interview be printed in the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  171. 1869, 16 Dec.: Slack, G.R.; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles Wesley Slack.
    Asks for information on parents' birth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.7 cm.
  172. [ca 1860's]: Howe, Julia W[ard], 1819-1910; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Requests a proof of a poem read at the Council's visit to the reform for girls at Lancaster. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  173. [ca. 1860's]: Phillips, W[endell], 1811-1884; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Considered Slack's suggestion and decided not to ask anything from the convention. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  174. [1860's ?]: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Washington, [D.C.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Thanks him for defending him against an untruth that was published about him. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20 cm.
  175. 1870, 11 Jan.: Greenwood, Grace [Sara Jane Clarke Lippincott], 1823-1904; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Complains about uncomplimentary mention of her and Mrs. Howe in the Commonwealth . Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.4 cm.
  176. 1870, 17 Jan.: Whittier, John G[reenleaf], 1807-1892; Washington, D.C. To ____.
    Poem. Autograph Poem Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  177. 1870, 23 Jan.: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Conveying message that Mr. [Wright J.] Potter has a poem from Slack to read. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  178. 1870, 25 Apr.: Alcott, A[mos] Bronson, 1799-1888; Concord, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Request for Commonwealth to be mailed to Concord instead of Maplewood. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.5 cm.
  179. 1870, 11 Nov.: Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885; South Bend, IN. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Requesting change of address for his copy of Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 24.8 cm.
  180. 1870, 14 Oct.: Hawley, Jos[eph Roswell], 1826-1905; Hartford, Conn. To ____.
    Requests information from the Commonwealth regarding a speech on the Chinese Question. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21.4 cm.
  181. 1870, 16 Nov.: Beecher, H[enry] W[ard], 1813-1887. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Declining invitation due to speaking commitment. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 13.3 cm.
  182. 1870, 25 Nov.: Selwyn, John H.; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Apology for neglect to pay taxes; requests statement of amount due. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.7 cm.
  183. 1871, 5 Jan.: Claflin, William. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Note for admission to executive room during Inaugurational Ceremonies. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 16.8 cm.
  184. 1871, 9 Jan.: [Slack], Charles Wesley, 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.] To Mrs. C.W. Slack [Evelina E. Vannevar].
    Personal note to spouse. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm.
    Accompanied by envelope.
  185. 1871, 18 Jan.: Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Request to publish an enclosed piece. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  186. 1871, 6 May: Philip, Franklin; Washington, D.C. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Letter of introduction of Ermina Rudersdorff to Slack; asks Slack to help make her stay in Boston a pleasant one. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  187. [1871], 9 May: Rudersdorff, Ermina; [Boston, Mass.] To Sir [Charles Wesley Slack].
    A note of regret that she could not deliver the enclosed letter from Franklin Philip personally. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.7 cm.
  188. 1871, 23 Oct.: Gardhet, Francis; Boston, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Gives viewpoint on inclusion of the "Daily" in the Commonwealth . Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  189. 1871: [Slack, Charles] Charley [Wesley], 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.] To Eva [Evelina E. Vannevar].
    Request from Slack to wife to meet at 2 P.M. for boat ride to Nahant. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.3 cm.
    Accompanied by envelope.
  190. 1872, 15 Jan.: Chadwick, John W[hite], 1840-1904; Brooklyn, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Thanking Slack for the offer of a position at Parker's Twenty-eight Congregational Society in Boston, but declining preferring to continue his work in Brooklyn. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 20.9 cm.
  191. 1872, 4 Mar.: Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888; Jamaica Plain [Boston, Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Request by Clarke to have a few lines written by daughter published in Commonwealth . Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20 cm.
  192. 1872, 4 Mar.: Johnson, S[amuel]; Salem, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Note regarding Harticult Hall Lecture, reference to Mrs. [Ellen Louise Chandler] Moulton's input to lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18 cm.
  193. 1872, 8 May: Longfellow, Sam[ue]l, 1819-1892; Cambridge, [Mass.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Informs Slack of inability to attend Commemoration; praises Theodore Parker and his work. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
    Accompanied by envelope.
  194. 1872, 9 May: Johnson, Samuel; Salem, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Thanks him for the invitation to Commemorative Ceremony honoring Theodore Parker (1810-1860). Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18 cm.
    Accompanied by envelope.
  195. 1872, 16 Jul.: Rudersdorff, Ermina; Springfield, [Mass.] To Cha[rles] W[esley] Slack.
    In order to secure expenses to perform a concert in the White Mountains, Slack is asked to put in a friendly word to a group of artists. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.7 cm.
    Accompanied by envelope.
  196. 1872, 30 Oct.: Whittier, John G[reenleaf], 1807-1892; Amesbury, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Requests that a piece be printed in the Commonwealth that indicates Whittier's name was used without his consent in conjunction with the Women's Homestead Party. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.6 cm.
  197. 1872, 22 Nov.: Stanton, Kate; Providence, [RI]. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Informs that she will be telling Bostonians about the "Leaves of Great Men"; invites Slack to attend lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 13 cm.
  198. 1872, 28 Dec.: Taylor, Rob[er]t; London, Eng. To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack and Son.
    An apology for not writing sooner due to an attack of gout; encloses one pound sterling for Commonwealth subscription; remainder is to be given to the needy. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.8 cm.
  199. 1873, 3 Jan.: Wilson, H[enry], 1812-1875; Washington, [D.C.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Short not regarding Douglass. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  200. 1873, 28 Feb.: Leganger, N.T. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Thanks with a painting for the many favors received. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  201. 1873, 28 Mar.: Frothingham, O[ctavius] B[rooks], 1822-1895; New York, [N.Y.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Discusses his intention to write a biography of Theodore Parker and asks for any material that would be beneficial in its completion. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.2 cm.
    Accompanied by envelope.
  202. 1873, 24 Jul.: Frothingham, O[ctavius] B[rooks], 1822-1895; New York, [N.Y.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Discusses the revival of the Music Hall Society and notes the unofficial invitation of acting as preacher, which he declined. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  203. 1873, 22 Oct.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Discussion of an old article and a celebration of the Republic. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  204. 1873, 1 Nov.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. To ____.
    Short Verse. Autograph Verse Signed. 1 p., 7.4 cm.
  205. 1873: [Inventory of Expenses]
    Inventory of Expenses for House on Columbus Avenue [Boston]. 3 p., 25.2 cm.
  206. 1873: [Inventory of Expenses]
    Inventory of Expenses regarding the lifting (raising) and refitting of a house at 10 Garland St., inventoried from Oct. 21, 1870-Feb. 5, 1873. 2 p., 25.2 cm.
  207. 1860-1873: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874.
    Copies of the following letters: [1860]; June 5, Dec. 15, 30, 1861; April 26, 1862; July 3, __ 30, 1863; March 20, April 17 (2), Dec. 30, 1865; Dec. 22, 1866; July 11 (2), 1867; May 8, July 17, 1868; Feb. 15, 27, March 18, May __, June 3, July 17, 1869; Oct. 22, 1873; Undated Thursday; Undated to Slack; Undated to S.; Wednesday evening.
  208. 1874, 17 Apr.: Schurz, C[arl], 1829-1906; Washington, [D.C.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Indicates that he will be unable to deliver an address on Sumner due to commitments in Washington. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  209. 1874, 27 Apr.: Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889; New York, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Thanks Slack for reprinting his anti-slavery remiscisms in the Commonwealth , talks about the possibility of a book on the movement. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 13.3 cm.
  210. 1874, 4 May: Prince, T. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Explains why he did not attend Slack's 25th wedding anniversary reception. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.1 cm.
  211. 1874, 12 May: Garrison, W[illia]m Lloyd, 1805-1879; Roxbury, [Boston, Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Discusses a tribute to Charles Sumner written by a W. Milne of Providence, RI; asks Slack to consider printing it in the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm.
  212. 1874, 22 May: Higginson, T[homas] W[entworth], 1823-1911; Newport, RI. TO [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Requests to have a piece of his from the Independent reprinted in the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm.
  213. 1874, 19 June: Slack, Chas [Charles] W[esley], 1825-1885.
    Last will and testament. Autograph Document Signed. 1 p., 24.7 cm.
    Accompanied by a document appointing Evelina Slack Administratrix of Slack's estate, April 29, 1885.
  214. 1874, 1 Jul.: Moulton, [Ellen] Louise C[handler], 1835-1908; Long Branch, New Jersey. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Personal note to Slack thanking him for kind words on her stories, but inquires who at the Commonwealth slanders her (unfair criticism). Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.6 cm.
    Accompanied by envelope.
  215. 1874, 9 Sept.: Brainard, C.H.
    Minutes of a meeting. Autograph Document Signed. 1 p., 20.6 cm.
  216. 1874, 7 Nov.: Lewis, Winslow. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Comments on a piece by Slack in the Commonwealth in which he speaks of his party's defeat; indicates they have differences in politics but this should not get in the way of friendship. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.7 cm.
  217. 1874, 7 Nov.: Smith, Walter; Boston, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Requests the return of a letter that expressed his opinions on the pringings of Hutching, a letter that was intended only to be seen by Slack; some discussion of art. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21.3 cm.
  218. 1874, 24 Nov.: Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889; New York, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Thanks Slack for the kind note which encourages him to continue his work; talks about older age and maintaining youth; reference to emancipation. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.7 cm.
  219. 1874, 27 Nov.: Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889; New York, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    A second note of thanks [see Nov. 24, 1874] for printing of anti-slavery sketches; talks about possibility of putting sketches in book. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.4 cm.
  220. 1874, 28 Nov.: J[ohnson], O[liver], 1809-1889; New York, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Advance notice of newspaper piece which includes some history of Boston, with reference to Judge Peter Thacher's attempt to put down Abolitionists. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.7 cm.
  221. 1874, 16 Dec.: Whittier, John G[reenleaf], 1807-1892; Amesbury, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Donation of five dollars on behalf of Jennie Callery [?] for the fair. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.5 cm.
  222. 1874, 28 Dec.: Atwood, Gilbert; Boston, [Mass.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Good wishes for the new year and thanks for the kind remembrance inscribed by Slack in a book. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  223. 1875, 4 Feb.: Pierce, Henry L.; Washington, D.C. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Discusses interview with Mr. Douglas in regard to consolidation of revenue districts; references to General Sewall and temporary changes deemed necessary in light of many offices being connected to political movements. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  224. 1875, 5 Feb.: Boutwell, Geo[rge] S[ewell], 1818-1905; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Discusses Sewalls supervisory position. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  225. 1875, 6 Apr.: Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889; New York, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Discussion of the Theodore Tilton versus Henry Ward Beecher case; opinions of their character; reference to Theodore Parker. Autograph Letter Signed. 5 p., 20.6 cm.
  226. 1875, 25 Apr.: Milmore, Martin, 1844-1884; Rome, [Italy]. To Committee on the Sumner Memorial.
    Discusses the progress of the Sumner Statue. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 27.6 cm.
  227. 1875, 22 Jun.: Dana, R[ichard] H[enry] Jr., 1815-1882. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Note regarding a committee meeting on September 3rd. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  228. 1875, 26 Jun.: Dana, R[ichard] H[enry] Jr., 1815-1882; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Informing that notices for the committee meeting of the 29th have been ordered. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21 cm.
  229. 1875, 15 Jul.: Gannett, W[illiam] C[hanning], 1840-1923; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Mentions that a notice of "the Mountain" has not been printed in the Commonwealth" and requests Slack to send it back. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  230. 1875, 26 Jul.: Rice, Alex H. To Charles W[esley] Slack; Boston, [Mass.]
    Thanks for an article about him in the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  231. 1875, 30 Jul.: Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888; Jamaica Plain [Boston, Mass.] To ____.
    Sends a copy of his July 4th oration to ____, who he believes has not interpreted it correctly. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  232. 1876, 6 Jan.: Frothingham, O[ctavius] B[rooks], 1822-1895; New York, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Asks Slack to get Mrs. Parker's permission regarding manuscript. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21.1 cm.
  233. 1876, 24 Jan.: Smalley, G[eorge] W[ashburn], 1833-1916; London, [England]. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Note regarding account with the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.8 cm.
  234. 1876, 14 Feb.: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. To ____.
    Finds invitation upon returning form New York; hopes his reply is not too late. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 13.7 cm.
  235. 1876, 21 Feb.: Boutwell, Geo[rge] S[ewell], 1818-1905; Washington, [D.C.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Pledges his support for Slack's current position; talks about current state of the Republican Party. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  236. 1876, 26 Mar.: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884.
    Five separate notes admitting bearer and/or friends to lecture by Phillips. Autograph Letters Signed. 1 p., 13.6 cm.; 1 p., 6.8 cm.; 1 p., 6.8 cm.; 1 p., 6.7 cm.; 1 p., 10.1 cm.
  237. 1876, 28 Mar.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907; [London, England]. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Explains his reasons for deciding to remain in England ... rather than coming to Boston and work for the society. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18 cm.
    Accompanied by a newspaper clip from Daily News (March 28, 1876). Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18 cm.
  238. 1876, 3 Apr.: Fields, James T[homas], 1817-1881; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Explains that he will be able to speak at the Parker Memorial Hall; inquires about topic of speech. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.3 cm.
  239. 1876, 4 Apr.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907; London, [England]. To Cha[rle]s Wesley] Slack.
    Note regarding Commonwealth subscription payment; also indicates how rooted he is in England. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.9 cm.
  240. 1876, 20 Apr.: Boutwell, Geo[rge] S[ewell], 1818-1905; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Discusses remarks he made in the Senate; references to attitudes of Southern Politicians. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  241. 1876, 19 Jun.: Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893; Beverly, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Requests a correction in the printing of one of her religious pieces. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.6 cm.
  242. 1876, 22 Aug.: Hamlin, H[annibal], 1809-1891; Bangor, [ME]. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Arrangements for a speaking engagement and brief discussion of Hamlin's planned meeting with Blaine [Representative of State Commission]. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  243. 1876, 20 Sept.: Boutwell, Geo[rge] S[ewell], 1818-1905; Gorton, [Mass.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Thanks Slack for suggestion; indicates trip to New York and Pennsylvania. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  244. 1876, 25 Nov.: Mills, Cha[rle]s D.B.; Syracuse, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Recommends Rev. J.L. Dudley as an appropriate candidate for a Ministerial Position for the 28th Congregational Society. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  245. 1876, 27 Nov.: Slack, Cha[rle]s W[esley], 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.] To Sir [J.L. Dudley].
    Invitation to come to Boston and speak to 28th Congregational Society; description of Society members. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 22 cm.
  246. 1876, 29 Nov.: Mills, Cha[rle]s D.B.; Syracuse, N.Y. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Recommendation of Rev. J.L. Dudley as minister of the 28th Congregational Society; indicates Dudley must be listened to a number of times in order to be appreciated. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 22.7 cm.
  247. 1876, 6 Dec.: Dudley, J.L.; Milwaukee, [Wis.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Indicates that he cannot speak in Boston until second Sunday in January; supports Slack in the continuation of the Parker Fraternity. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.8 cm.
  248. 1876, 12 Dec.: Mill, Cha[rle]s D.B.; Syracuse, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Reference to J.L. Dudley's visit to Boston to meet Slack; mentions minor error of statement printed in the Commonwealth; mention of trip out West. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  249. 1876, 16 Dec.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907; London, [England]. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Responds to letter from Slack further explaining his reasons for not being able to leave England; discussion of religious disturbances in England; reference to his newest book. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.9 cm.
  250. 1877, 8 Jan.: Dudley, J. L., Rev.; Milwaukee, [Wisc.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Informs of planned arrival at Tremont House in Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  251. 1877, 20 Jan.: Boutwell, Geo[rge] S[ewell], 1818-1905; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Discusses his defeat but thanks Slack for his support. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
    Accompanied by envelope.
  252. 1877, 13 Feb.: Weiss, John, 1818-1879; [Boston, Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Indicates if all goes he can accept invitation. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.5 cm.
  253. 1877, 2 Apr.: Douglass, Frederick Jr.; Washington City, D.C. To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Writes on behalf of his father thanking Slack for his letter of congratulations on Douglass's appointment as U.S. Marshall, of the District of Columbia. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  254. 1877, 3 Sept.: Slack, Cha[rle]s W[esley], 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.] To George F[risbee] Hoar.
    Letter to Senator Hoar, defending the administration of the Revenue District of Eastern Massachusetts; descriptions of backgrounds of employees. Autograph Letter Signed. 5 p., 29.5 cm.
  255. 1877, 4 Sept.: Hoar, Geo[rge] F[risbee], 1826-1905; Worcester, [Mass.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Responds to Slack's letter; indicates he is not aware of the Senate's General rule. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21 cm.
    Accompanied by envelope.
  256. [1877, 22 Oct.?]: Swift, John L.; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Letter of thanks for a good reference. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 23.1 cm.
  257. 1878, 17 Jun.: Leighton, R[ufus] Jr.; Alameda, Cal. To Matilda Goddan.
    Discusses employment/financial situation, visits to a Baptist Revival; asks of child care and employment opportunities in Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  258. 1878, 27 Jul.: Brown, Geo[rge] L.; South Boston, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Offers one of his paintings as a token of his esteem. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.3 cm.
  259. 1878, 9 Aug.: Poore, Ben[jamin] Perley, 1820-1887; Indian Hill Farm near Newburyport, [Mass]. To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Gives address correction; returns circular with corrections and recommendations; wants to have meeting with Slack and committee. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  260. 1878, 18 Aug.: Poore, Ben[jamin] Perley, 1820-1887; Indian Hill Farm near Newburyport, [Mass.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Thanks for delivery of circulars; asks if a furnace pipe can be removed to accommodate an Indian Display; seeks information on securing store cases. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  261. 1878, 26 Sept.: Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Verifies that the order worn by Dean Stanley at the Abbey is the Order of the Bath; also thanks for tickets. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  262. 1879, 10 Mar.: Frothigham, O[ctavius] B[rooks], 1822-1895. To ____.
    A note regarding cancellation of subscription because of travels in Europe. Autograph Letter signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  263. [1879?]: Phillips, W[endell], 1811-1884. To ____.
    Note to schedule a time to confer. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 14.1 cm.
  264. 1880, 25 Feb.: Charter of the Mexican Railway Company, Limited.
    Copy of the Charter signed by Henry B. Pierce, Secretary of the Commonwealth, includes members, extent of the railroad and amount of capital stock. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 24.1 cm.
  265. 1880, 9 Oct.: Poore, Ben[jamin] Perley, 1820-1877; Indian Hill Farm near Newburyport, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Sorry that Slack could not speak at the newly founded Republican Club in Newburyport and asks if rescheduling the meeting would enable Slack to make the trip and speak. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  266. 1880, 12 Oct.: Poore, Ben[jamin] Perley, 1820-1877; Indian Hill Farm near Newburyport, [Mass.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Confirmation of speaking engagement on Monday, the 18th of October. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  267. 1880, 18 Oct.: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; New York, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Requests that Slack give any needed assistance to the Carrite D'Alniellaf, a member of the Belgian Parliament; in his pursuit to visit the Parker Monument. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.8 cm.

Box 4: Papers, 1881-1938; undated
Folder -- Contents

  1. 1881, 2 Feb.: Whittier, John G[reenleaf], 1807-1892; Danvers, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Request to publish an item in the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 16.6 cm.
  2. 1881, 12 Feb.: Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889; New York, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Protests that Mr. Waters was allowed further space in the Commonwealth , indicating that if the question were re-opened, he [Johnson] should have been the next response. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.9 cm.
  3. 1881, 16 Feb.: Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889; New York, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Follow-up letter from Feb. 12, 1881, indicating no need to continue controversy with Mr. Waters, and that Garrison does not need to be defended. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.9 cm.
  4. 1881, 12 Apr.: Tarbox, Increase N[iles], 1815-1888; Boston, [Mass.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Apologizes for giving incorrect first name to Professor Edwin S. Grosvenor. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.6 cm.
  5. 1881, 28 June: Carroll, Charles; Providence, RI. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    An appreciative note for the series "Old Time Sketches" in the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.9 cm.
  6. 1881, 1 Jul.: Rand, Avery L.; Boston, [Mass.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Appreciative note regarding the series "Old Time Sketches" in the Commonwealth; expresses regret that the series is being discontinued. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25 cm.
  7. 1881, 17 Jul.: Poore, Ben[jamin] Perley, 1820-1887; Indian Hill Farm near Newburyport, [Mass] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Indicates that he planned to see Slack but was taken to hill by friends; would like to meet with Slack on Tuesday; Major Dodge could not get leave of absence, so committee will consist of five. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  8. 1881, 1 Aug.: Poore, Ben[jamin] Perley, 1820-1887; [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Discusses figures for the display at the fair,; suggests selling a small catalogue at the exhibit. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20 cm.
  9. 1881, 4 Aug.: Long, John D[avis], 1838-1915; Boston, [Mass.] To Cha[rle]s Slack.
    Accepts invitation to Mass. Charitable Mechanic Association's fair; will extend invitation to department heads. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.8 cm.
  10. 1881, 7 Aug.: Smith, Walter; South Boston, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Smith.
    Smith [state director of Art Education] inquires about the space allocation for particular Mass. cities at the Mechanics Fair. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  11. 1881, 10 Aug.: Poore, Ben[jamin] Perley, 1820-1887; Boston, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Note regarding collecting relics for display at the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Fair. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 2.3 cm.
  12. 1881, 16 Aug.: Hitt, Robert R.; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Confirmation that the Brazilian Government has been informed that they will be allowed exhibition space at the Mass. Charitable Mechanic Association. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.1 cm.
  13. 1881, 21 Aug.: Poore, Ben[jamin] Perley, 1820-1887; Indian Hill Farm near Newburyport, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Informs that he has been working on the exhibition despite a damaged foot; asks if room will be ready on Tuesday morning for set-up; Mr. Foster will arrive on Monday. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  14. 1881, 23 Aug.: Kidder, H.P. To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Accepts invitation. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.1 cm.
  15. 1881, 26 Aug.: Poore, Ben[jamin] Perley], 1820-1887; Indian Hill Farm near Newburyport, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Note regarding what will be needed to set up the display at the exhibition at the Mass. Charitable Mechanics Association. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  16. 1881, 29 Aug.: Poore, Ben[jamin] Perley], 1820-1887; Indian Hill Farm near Newburyport, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Informs that "19th association is coming here to lunch"; also requests carpenter for the following day to discuss needed fixtures for the exhibit. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  17. 1881, 31 Aug.: Hale, Edward E[verrett], 1822-1909; Perryville, RI. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Indicates happiness to write in festival. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.8 cm.
  18. 1881, 20 Sept.: Whittier, John G[reenleaf], 1807-1892; Danvers, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Reminds Slack of a political poem that he previously sent. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.4 cm.
  19. 1881, 20 Sept.: Whittier, John G[reenleaf], 1807-1892. To [Charles Wesley] S[lack].
    Note regarding the "letter" and the death of President Garfield. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 17.4 cm.
  20. 1882, 18 Jan.: Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association.
    Declaration of thanks to Slack for his work as trustee, Vice President and President of the Association; also requests his sitting for a portrait to be displayed in the Halls of the Association. 1 p., 25.5 cm.
  21. 1882, 14 Apr.: Edwards, Arthur; Chicago, [Ill.] To M. Peirce.
    Discussion of the character of J.K. Applebee. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.2 cm.
  22. 1882, 13 May: Boutwell, Geo[rge] S[ewell], 1818-1905; Washington, [D.C.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Vows to use any of his senatorial influence for Slack; asks about possibility of presenting a paper in Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  23. 1882, 16 May: Boutwell, Geo[rge] S[ewell], 1818-1905; Washington, [D.C.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Requests to postpone the lecture until it is determined if it will command a sizable attendance. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  24. 1882, 3 Oct.: Hale, E[dward] E[verett], 1822-1909; Roxbury, [Boston] Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Discussion of an article that was written for the Atlantic Monthly. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  25. 1882, 12 Dec.: Pierce, Edward L[illie], 1829-1897. To Anson L. Stone.
    Requests birth and death dates of Dr. James M. Stone. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 18 cm.
  26. 1882, 17 Dec.: Roberts, F.L.; Chicago, [Ill.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Discussion of the qualifications and character of Mr. Applebee (minister); recommends consulting Mr. Jones on this matter; reference to woman's conference on the study of Parker. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  27. 1883, 26 May: Ranney, A. A.; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Indicates he has written as requested. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  28. 1883, 28 May: Boutwell, Geo[rge] S[ewell], 1818-1905; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Sees no reason to object to uniting Slack's District with another. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  29. 1883, 29 May: Hoar, Geo[rge] F[risbee], 1826-1904; Worcester, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Indicates he would be happy to do anything in his power to help with the matter addressed in Slack's letter. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.9 cm.
  30. 1883, 29 May: Lyman, Theodore; Brookline, Mass. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Compliments Slack on his satisfactory administration of the collectionship but regrets he cannot write a letter of recommendation to the President based on section 10 of the Civil Service Code. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  31. 1883, 30 May: Dawes, H[enry] L[aurens], 1816-1903; Pittsfield, Mass. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Discusses the consolidation of revenue districts and offers his support to Slack and Tinker in regard to their positions in Massachusetts. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  32. 1883, 30 May: Hamlin, H[annibal], 1809-1891; Bangor, [ME]. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Indicates that he is not able to write the President in Slack's behalf but will ask Boutelle, a member of Congress, to draft a letter for Slack's support for retention of his position. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  33. 1883, 30 May: Whittier, John G[reenleaf], 1807-1892; [Danvers, Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Informs that he has sent a letter to the President in support of Slack's retention. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.2 cm.
  34. 1883, 31 May: Czapo, W[illiam] A; Washington, [D.C.] To Col. C.B.H. Fessenden.
    Tells of his letter to President Arthur which gives reasons why Slack should be retained in the event of consolidation of revenue districts. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.2 cm.
  35. 1883, 31 May: Hamlin, H[annibal], 1809-1891; Bangor, [ME]. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Informs Slack of letter sent to President by Mr. Boutelle in Slack's behalf; indicates letter is not as strong as would be desired. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  36. 1883, 1 Jun: Chandler, W[illiam] W[aton], 1835-1917; Washington, [D.C.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Personal note supporting Slack's continuance, affirming their friendship and acknowledging his record as a radical republican. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 22.9 cm.
  37. 1883, 1 Jun.: Dawes, H[enry] L[aurens], 1816-1903; Pittsfield, Mass. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Discusses the proposed consolidation of collection districts. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  38. 1883, 1 Jun.: Dawes, H[enry] L[aurens], 1816-1903; Pittsfield, Mass. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Informs Slack that he has written a letter to President supporting the retention of Slack's position. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.8 cm.
  39. 1883, 1 Jun.: Loring, Geo[rge] B.; [Washington, D.C.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Indicates he will see the President soon on Slack's behalf. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  40. 1883, 2 Jun.: Phillips, Fred J.; Washington, [D.C.] To A. A. Ranney.
    Confirmation by President's private secretary that letter by Ranney regarding consolidation of collection districts has been forwarded to secretary of the Treasury. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 23 cm.
  41. 1883, 2 Jun.: Pruden, O. L.; Washington, [D.C.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Note from the Secretary of the President informing Slack of the receipt of his letter and enclosures, and their referral to the Secretary of the Treasury. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 23 cm.
  42. 1883, 3 Jun.: Hoar, Geo[rge] F[risbie], 1826-1904; Worcester, [Mass.] To ____.
    Mentions that he has written a private note to Mr. Folger which will be shown to the President regarding the addressee's continuance in the service. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  43. 1883, 5 Jun.: Bowman, S.L.; Somerville, Mass. To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Responds to Slack's letter of May 29th and promises to write a letter to the President for Slack. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.8 cm.
  44. 1883, 5 Jun.: Manley, J.H.; Augusta, ME. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Note indicating he met with both Mr. Hiskell [SP] and General Sewall; discussion of Slack's retention as collector. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.9 cm.
  45. 1883, 8 Jun.: Stone, E[dward], Newburyport, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Discussion of the consolidation of the Revenue Districts and references to the Republican Party. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  46. 1883, 13 Jun.: Boutwell, Geo[rge] S[ewell], 1818-1905; Washington, [D.C.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Note giving a recommendation on a political race. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  47. 1883, 21 June: Chandler, W[illiam] E[eaton], 1835-1917; Washington, [D.C.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Note of confirmation. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.9 cm.
  48. 1883, 21 July: Stone, E[dward]; Newburyport, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Acknowledges note and hopes nothing unfavorable will occur to Slack's witness. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  49. 1883, 30 July: Stone, E[dward]; Newburyport, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Promises to do anything in his power to help Slack as long as he can maintain friendly relations with his partners. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  50. 1883, 22 Aug.: Whittier, John G[reenleaf], 1807-1892; Danvers, [Mass.] To ____.
    Discussion of the artist C. Austin. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.2 cm.
  51. 1883, 26 Aug.: Bowman, S.L.; Centre Harbor, N.H. To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Thanks him for a favor and congratulates Slack on retaining his office. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 22.5 cm.
  52. 1883, 14 Sept.: Long, John D[avis], 1838-1915. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    An informal invitation for a gathering. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.3 cm.
  53. 1883, 9 Nov.: Pillsbury, Parker, 1809-1898; Rochester, N.Y. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Discusses a yet to be published book on the anti-slavery movement; makes reference to Frederick Douglas; asks Slack to review. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.8 cm.
  54. 1872-1883: Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892.
    Copies of the following letters: Oct. 30, 1872; Feb. 2, May 12, Sept. 20 (2), 1881; Aug. 22, 1883.
  55. 1884, 11 Feb.: McNabb, Flora; South Boston, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Invitation to a fair held by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  56. 1884, 12 June: Slack, Charles W[esley], 1825-1885. To Lucy Reid; [Malott, Ky.]
    Tells her about Slack's daughter who is lame. Autograph Letter (copy). 3 p., 29.1 cm.
    Accompanied by letter from Lucy Reid clipped from a newspaper.
  57. 1884, 23 Oct.: Conway, Moncure D[aniel], 1832-1907; London, [England]. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Requests to discontinue Commonwealth due to travelling schedule; mentions Parker Society. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 15.2 cm.
  58. 1884, 24 Oct.: Long, John D[avis], 1838-1915; Hingham, Mass. To Chester Alan Arthur.
    Makes recommendation to President to retain Slack as Collector of Internal Revenue. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25.6 cm.
  59. 1884, 2 Nov.: Dawes, H[enry] L[awrence], 1816-1903; Pittsfield, Mass. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Informs Slack that he has written to the commissioner regarding a rumor about a case which could cause harm to Slack and a Mr. Tinker. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  60. 1885, 30 Mar.: Claflin, W[illiam]; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Encourages Slack to give an address (that was previously well received) to the club and privately urges Slack to run for State Treasurer. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.5 cm.
  61. 1885, 9 Apr.: O'Dwyer, Robert; Boston, [Mass.] To J[ohn] B[oyle] O'Reilly.
    Upon hearing of vacancy of store-keeper, O'Reilly asks O'Dwyer for recommendation for position of which Slack makes the appointment. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  62. 1885, 10 Apr.: O'Neill, Whittingler. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Hopes that Slack is recovering from his illness and indicates that Slack is respected by men of all political parties. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 23.1 cm.
  63. 1885, 18 Apr.: Slack, Charles Wesley, 1825-1885.
    Commonwealth, April 18, 1885. Portion of the paper detailing Slack's death. Printed Document. 2 p., 70.9 cm.
  64. 1885, June:
    Unitarian Review and Religious Magazine, Vol. 23 (June 1885). Obituary of C. W. Slack, p. 565-566.
  65. 1885, 7 July: Douglas, Fre[deri]ck, 1817?-1895; Washington, D.C. To [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack.
    A letter of thanks to Mrs. Slack for a photograph of her departed husband; Douglas praises Slack and his work. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.2 cm.
    Accompanied by envelope.
  66. 1885, 22 Dec.: Kennard, M.P.; Boston, [Mass.] To [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack.
    Thank-you of Slack and condolences of his death. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21.1 cm.
  67. [1886], 16 Jan.: Swift, John L.
    "Remarks at the Massachusetts Club, on presentation of the portrait of the late C.W. Slack," by John L. Swift, in The State, January 16, [1886]. Printed Document. 2 p., 34.9 cm.
  68. 1886, 27 Feb.: Slack, Charles Wesley, 1825-1885.
    Mechanics Apprentices' Library Association. Memorial resolution for Slack. [1886]. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 35.2 cm.
    Accompanied by a letter of transmittal dated Feb. 27, 1886.
  69. 1902:
    Invitation to the 50th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan M. Hatch, Brighton [Boston], Mass. 1 p., 16.3 cm.
    Part of newspaper article included.
  70. 1874-1906: Hatch, Mrs. Wendell Chester.
    Group of material relating to Minnie Slack Hatch, including an invitation to Charles Wesley Slack's 25th wedding anniversary reception and a copy of the poems sent to the Slack's in honor of the event, Jan. 9, 1874; a silhouette portrait; a poem to her dated Feb. 14, 1874; a poem by "Psyche" called "To a Juvenile Housekeeper" with the original title " To Minnie Slack" crossed out, Undated; an announcement of her wedding, Feb. 8, 1881; letters between Henry S. Slack and Minnie Hatch concerning a grave site in Boston, Aug.-Sept., 1904; a pencil sketch signed M.E.H.; an invitation to the Hatch's 25th wedding anniversary reception, Feb. 8, 1906; and a poem by Eugenia Maynard Hatch on the 50th anniversary of her grandparents, Nathan Mayo Hatch and Mary Jane Higgins, Nov. 22, 1902.
  71. Undated: Autographs collected by Charles Wesley Slack.
    Albin Adams, Williard R. Alger, John B. Alley, Susan B. Anthony, Antoinette Brown Blackwell, George L. Boutwell, Walter W. Broom, W.G. Brownlow, ___ Chandler, Lydia Maria Child, Linus B. Comins, Moncure O. Conway, Robert L. Darragh, ___ Davis, ___ L. Demorest, James T. Fields, ___ Fox, Herzlichen Gluckmunsch, D. W. Gooch, Sam Houston, Francis Jackson, P.T. Jackson, William Jackson, Samuel Johnson, Edgar Ketchem, Amos A. Laurence, Owen Lovejoy, Theobald Mathew, ___ Merrick, George D. Morgan, Wendell Phillips, Alex H. Rice, Charles Seward, S.E. Sewell, Philip H. Sheridan, G__ Smith, LaRay Sunderland, ___ A. Walley, Daniel Webster, Gideon Welles, C. Winthrop, ___ Wolcott, Ann Eliza Young, and several unidentified. 45 mss.
  72. No year, 17 May: Battles, A[mous]; Bangor, [Maine]. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Indicates that he is engaged on June 7th, but will try to make arrangements so he can speak to Slack's people. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.4 cm.
  73. No year, 21 May: Battles, A[mous]; Bangor, [Maine]. To [Charles Wesley] Sack.
    Asks if Slack wants him to supply the pulpit on June 7th. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.4 cm.
  74. No year, 26 Nov.: Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887. To Mrs. John W. Bigelow.
    Calling card. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 5.4 cm.
  75. No year, 12 Sept.: Beitten, Emma Haedrige; Boston, Mass. To _____.
    Invitation to a demonstration. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  76. Undated: Bird, F[rancis] W[illiam], 1809-1894. To Charlie [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Suggests he pay the amount now due to Mr. Hawes. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 12.6 cm.
  77. Undated: Bridgman, Laura.
    "Appeal" in support of the blind. Printed Document.
  78. No year, 17 Apr.: Brown, Henry W.; Worcester, [Mass.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Is honored to preach in pulpit of Theodore Parker; will select hymns later. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.9 cm.
  79. No year, 20 Sept.: B[runton], W[illiam]; Brighton [Boston, Mass.] To _____.
    Short note asking to give enclosed space. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm.
  80. No year, 8 Apr.: Calthrop, S.R.; Marblehead, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Enclosed the hymns from Longfellow and Johnson. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.7 cm.
  81. No year, 29 Apr.: Calthrop, S.R.; Marbehead, [Mass.] To _____.
    Agrees to preach on May 15th. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.8 cm.
  82. No year, 3 July: Chadwick, J[ohn] W[hite], 1840-1904; Marblehead, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Will send a letter or two about his journey through Hampshire, Berkshire and Franklin Counties in Massachusetts. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.6 cm.
  83. No year, 22 Apr.: Cheney, E[dnah] D[ow Littlehale], 1824-1904; Jamaica Plain [Boston, Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Cannot be in town for lecture but asks that enclosed be read; inquires if Mr. Alcott could speak to the 28th Congregational Society. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  84. No year, 28 Feb.: Claflin, William. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Invitation to dinner. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.2 cm.
  85. No year, 2 Mar.: Claflin, W[illiam]. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Note requesting envelopes to distribute in order to raise money. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.5 cm.
  86. Undated: Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888; Boston, Mass. To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Indicates he can be at Slack's house on Garland St. at one o'clock on Sunday. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 23 cm.
  87. No year, 8 Aug.: Coffin, Ellen S.; Berlin Falls, N.H. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Thanks Slack for his kindness because regulations do not allow a woman supported by her husband to teach; will seek position as housekeeper per advice of Eva Slack. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.3 cm.
  88. No year, 23 Sept.: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Chicago, [Ill.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Declines invitation to preach to congregation. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.2 cm.
  89. Undated: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Chicago, [Ill.] To [Charles Wesley Slack.]
    Talks about a lecture entitled "Heartenings" which he will give. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25 cm.
  90. No year, 9 Jan.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Speaks of "A leaf from the history of today" lecture which details the escape of 40 of his father's slaves; proposes to put the lecture in a pamphlet. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 23.1 cm.
  91. No year, 11 Jan.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907; Cin[cinnati], O[hio]. To Ja[me]s M. Stone.
    Indicates that he can speak at the Smithsonian Institute as well as Boston and will not have to return to Cincinnati; subject of lecture will not be "The Golden Hour." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.6 cm.
  92. No year, 17 Jan.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907; Concord, [Mass.?] To C[harles W[esley] Slack.
    Hope to hear Anna Elizabeth Dickinson lecture, but if not he will preach on the subject "The Piety of the Intellect." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 14.4 cm.
  93. No year, 21 Jan.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907; Philad[elphi]a, [Penn.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Telegraphed Mr. J[ohn] R. Manley to inquire if he would be lecturing in Boston on Sunday, the 26th; had not yet heard; if not to lecture he would remain in New York. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.6 cm.
  94. No year, 26 Jan.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907; New York, [N.Y.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Indicates that other arrangements should be made for Feb. 2nd as he will be at his own pulpit that Sunday. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.2 cm.
  95. No year, 4 Feb.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907; Cin[cinnati], O[hio]. To Ja[me]s M. Stone.
    Agree to come to Boston to lecture in Cincinnati temporarily, leaves compensation in the hands of Stone and friends. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.9 cm.
    Telegraph message attached.
  96. No year, 6 Feb.: Conway, [Moncure Daniel], 1832-1907; London, [England]. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Sends a package of invitations hoping they will be free of customs; has accepted invitation to preach at South Place and would appreciate a word in the Liberator. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 13.4 cm.
  97. No year, 12 Feb.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907; Cin[cinnati], O[hio]. To James M. Stone.
    Discussion of compensation for lectures before the Emancipation League. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.9 cm.
  98. No year, 19 Feb.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907; Cin[cinnati], O[hio]. To James M. Stone.
    Offers his services at no charge for one month to the Emancipation League. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.9 cm.
  99. No year, 28 Feb.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907; Fredericksburgh. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Attempts to clear up rumors and defends Mr. Sargent; indicates that he has not yet made a decision about working with the 28th Congregational Society in Boston. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.8 cm.
  100. No year, 4 Mar.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907; New York City, [N.Y.] To Ja[mes] M. Stone.
    Emancipation meeting postponed, so will not be able to leave until Friday morning. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 23.1 cm.
    Telegram message included.
  101. No year, 20 May: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907; London, [England]. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Gives background information on Mr. Sherbrooke Taylor, a silk manufacturer that he would like Slack to introduce to Massachusetts merchants and business men. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 15.8 cm.
    Includes name card.
  102. No year, 31 Dec.: Conway, M[oncure] D[aniel], 1832-1907. To C[harles] W[esley] S[lack].
    Note indicating he will be on hand. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 11.9 cm.
  103. Undated: Conway, Moncure D[aniel], 1832-1907; Fredericksburgh, VA. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Intends to lecture at Parker Memorial Hall on Nov. 7th; lecture will be "The Wandering Jew"; asks Slack to advertise lecture in Newspaper. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  104. Undated: Curtis, G[eorge] W[illiam], 1824-1892. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    A note citing a misprint on the notices for his lecture on Slavery; also inquires to the time he should be at the Music Hall. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  105. Undated: Cushmann, M. E.; West Newton, Mass. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Inquires if the "old time sketches" series in the Commonwealth are available in a more durable form. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  106. No year, 12 Apr.: Dall, Caroline H[ealey], 1822-1912; Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Regrets that she cannot accept the invitation to speak at the 28th Society, but feels that Anna Elizabeth Dickinson will be capable of filling her position. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21.2 cm.
  107. Undated: D[all], C[aroline] H[ealey], 1822-1912. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Asks if he wants Mr. Towne to speak at the Friday meeting or if she is to speak ; if she is to speak a fee would be required. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.7 cm.
  108. Undated: Dall, C[aroline] H[ealey], 1822-1912. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Recommends Anna Elizabeth Dickinson for the services of the Fraternity. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.9 cm.
  109. Undated: D[all], C[aroline] H[ealey], 1822-1912. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Indicates Mr. Towne would not speak at the Music Hall without two or three weeks notice; also expects the same consideration for herself. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.9 cm.
  110. No year, 27 May: Dickinson, Anna E[lizabeth], 1842-1932; Boston, [Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Thank-you for the invitation to the Nov. 18th Fraternity lecture; indicates she will work hard in the meantime as not disappoint Slack. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.8 cm.
  111. No year, 16 Mar.: Emerson, R[alph] W[aldo], 1803-1882. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Requests that his subject for next Sunday be entitled "The Moral Sentiment." Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 16 cm.
  112. Undated: Follen, Charles. To _____.
    Thank-you note for pass to lectures; indicates circulars enclosed. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  113. No year, 10 Feb.: Foster, A.G. [?]; Worcester, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Confirms receiving Slack's telegraphic dispatch and letter; indicates Mrs. Jones will arrive in Boston on Afternoon Express. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 15.5 cm.
  114. No year, 9 Aug.: Fremont, J[ohn] C[harles], 1811-1874; New York, [N.Y.] To Charles Sumner.
    Appreciates the lecture committee desiring his input for their course of the next year but must decline due to pressing administration business. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21.3 cm.
  115. No year, 6 Apr.: Frothingham, O[ctavius] B[rooks], 1822-1895; New York, [N.Y.] To _____.
    Has to decline speaking commitment. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  116. No year, 28 Sept.: Frothingham, O[ctavius] B[rooks], 1822-1895. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Asks assistance in obtaining documents relating to Theodore Parker; mentions that a paragraph in the paper may be beneficial. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21.2 cm.
    Accompanied by envelope.
  117. No year, 13 Apr.: Garmant, Phoebe. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Regrets that Mr. Phillips will not be able to lecture; asks that all expenses incurred be sent to her. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.7 cm.
  118. No year, 6 Oct.: Garrison, Francis J. To [Charles Wesley and Evelina] Slack.
    Invitation. Autograph Letter. 1 p., 20 cm.
  119. Undated: Goodrich, J. L. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Asks to come to custom house at half past three on Saturday. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  120. Undated: Greenwood, Grace [Sara Jane Clarke Lippincott], 1823-1904; Philadelphia, [Pa.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Concerned about the loss of his friendship. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.5 cm.
  121. Undated: Greenwood, Grace [Sara Jane (Clarke) Lippincott], 1823-1904. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Opinion on lecture will definitely not be decided until consulting with others at home. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.7 cm.
  122. No year, 4 May: Haghey [?], E. Bali; Dorchester [Boston, Mass.] To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Offers services as a drawing teacher. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  123. Undated: Hamlin, H[annibal], 1809-1891. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Indicates he would be glad to meet Deputy Collector Fiske and Appraiser Rice at Slack's tomorrow. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.1 cm.
  124. No year, 19 Mar.: Hassal, R[obert]; Haverhill, [Mass.] To J[ames M.] Stone.
    Thank-you for sending [Moncure Daniel] Conway to speak; inquires securing Douglas[s] for a lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  125. Undated: Hassal, R[obert]. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Regrets that he cannot speak next Sunday, but would be available on the 24th or 31st; will send subject on which he will speak. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  126. No year, 28 May: Hawley, Jos[eph] R[oswell], 1826-1905; Hartford, [Conn.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Agrees in advocating sufferage. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  127. No year, 13 Sept.: Hepworth, G[eorge] H[ughes], 1833-1902; Boston, [Mass.] T C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Agrees to preach at the 28th Congregational Society on October 16th. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  128. No year, 18 Apr.: Heywood, E[yra] W. To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Thank-you note for tickets and congratulations on being appointed president of the fraternity. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.7 cm.
  129. Undated: Heywood, E[yra] W. To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Indicates that he does not feel free to say "what was given me tonight," so he will not be speaking tonight. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  130. No year, 19 Aug.: Higginson, T[homas] W[entworth], 1823-1911; Pigeon Cove, Mass. To _____.
    Would prefer to meet on Dec. 13th if convenient for Mr. Garrison. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  131. No year, 6 Dec.: Higginson, T[homas] W[entworth], 1823-1911; Worcester, [Mass.] To _____.
    Requests to give a lecture called "A Visit To The Family of John Brown" instead of the lecture originally planned. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  132. Undated: Higginson, T[homas] W[entworth], 1823-1911. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Sends some pieces by Eliza Archibald (New Richmond, Ohio) which she would like to have published. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.8 cm.
  133. No year, 11 Mar.: Howe, Julia W[ard], 1819-1910; South Boston, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Asks Slack to consider letting her daughter submit prose and poems to the Commonwealth for payment. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.9 cm.
  134. No year, 23 Jun.: Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910; Newport, [RI]. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Feels that the poem she read at Birds needs corrections if it is to be printed; informs Slack of her new book. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  135. No year, 8 Oct.: Howe, Julia W[ard], 1819-1910. To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    If her piece is printed, she would like her account credited; would like piece returned if not printed. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 12.6 cm.
  136. No year, 30 Oct.: Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. To Commonwealth.
    Complaint to the paper. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.9 cm.
  137. No year, 6 Dec.: Howe, Julia W[ard], 1819-1910. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Request for tickets to a lecture by Wendell Phillips. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  138. Undated: Howe, Julia W[ard], 1819-1910. To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Asks that comments made on Thursday not be regarded as final until hearing from her again; indicates some friends do not approve of the proposed plan. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  139. Undated: Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Request that she should be paid more for the letters submitted to the newspaper. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  140. No year, 10 Aug.: Howe, S[amuel] G[ridley], 1801-1876. To _____.
    Note indicating he sent an article. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.6 cm.
  141. Undated: Howe, S[amuel] G[ridley], 1801-1987. To _____.
    Note asking confirmation of a dinner invitation. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 18.9 cm.
  142. Undated: Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Requests to insert Deacon's Week by Rose Terry Cooke in the Commonwealth book-notice section. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 10.3 cm.
  143. No year, 20 Apr.: Johnson, S[amuel]; Lynn, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Confirmation to preach to 28th Society on next Sunday. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 15.3 cm.
  144. No year, 24 Apr.: Johnson, S[amuel]; Salem, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Note giving approval to announce Johnson's speech on the "New Birth of the Nation." Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.7 cm.
  145. No year, 22 Jun.: Johnson, Samuel; N Andover, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Request to put a book-notice in the paper; indicates article would have to be longer than a typical book-notice. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.9 cm.
  146. Undated: Johnson, S[amuel]; Salem, [Mass.] To _____.
    Will send the hymns. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  147. Undated: Lawrence, Amos Adams, 1814-1866. To Williams, [J.M.S.]
    Declares invitation to participate in politics, but wishes love, honor, and succor for the Southern Loyalists. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 12.4 cm.
  148. No year, 8 Apr.: Manley, [John R.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Indicates that he has scheduled Wendell Phillips for a speaking engagement. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.9 cm.
  149. Undated: Millick, W. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Talks about bringing a gentleman to the club. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.7 cm.
  150. No year, 29 Jun.: Morse, Sidney H.; Cambridge, MA. To _____.
    Asks if Mr. Montgomery could be given one of the two Sundays in July. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  151. No year, 25 Aug.: Olia, William M.; Boston, [Mass.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Private Secretary of Governor asking at what time the Governor may leave the Fair on Sept. 1st. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.7 cm.
  152. No year, 23 Apr.: Parkman, F[rancis], 1823-1893; North Shore [Boston, Mass.] To _____.
    Will not be able to preach for Mr. Parker's congregation on June 5th but will on May 29th. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  153. No year, 16 Feb.: Peabody, Elizabeth P[almer], 1804-1894; Jamaica Plain, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack; Boston, [Mass.]
    Comments on a speech. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21.2 cm.
  154. No year, 15 Apr.: Peabody, Elizabeth P[almer], 1804-1894. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Asks him to insert a notice in the Commonwealth; comments on Kindergarten schools. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 13.6 cm.
  155. No year, 28 Oct.: Peabody, Elizabeth P[almer], 1804-1894. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Asks to insert a short paragraph in the Commonwealth; would like to see it increase its circulation. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 14.7 cm.
  156. Undated: Peabody, E[lizabeth] P[almer], 1804-1894. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Indicates that she will not need the Hall that was offered and asks him not to schedule his second course the same night as her Benefit of "The House of the Colored Orphans." Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.9 cm.
  157. No year, 9 Apr.: Phillips, W[endell], 1811-1884. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Will speak any evening after Wednesday, April 16th. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.5 cm.
  158. No year, 13 May: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Asks Slack to introduce Mr. Tound [?] of Indiana to the fraternity. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.7 cm.
  159. No year, 7 Nov.: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884.
    Note admitting Bearer. Autograph Note Signed. 1 p., 5.4 cm.
  160. Undated: Phillips, W[endell], 1811-1884. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Will not be able to come next Sunday due to illness at home. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 16 cm.
  161. Undated: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Indicates of receiving a letter from Harriet Beelher Stowe in which she mentions her brother Charles' desire to speak at Music Hall; also offers the name of C.T. Bubley [?] of New Jersey as a possible speaker. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.9 cm.
  162. Undated: Phillips, W[endell], 1811-1884. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Informs Slack that he will be in Chicago between March 18th and 20th. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  163. Undated: Phillips, W[endell], 1811-1884. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Will not be able to come this evening and will be out of town on Sunday. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 18.6 cm.
  164. Undated: Phillips, W[endell], 1811-1884. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Refers a person looking for work to Slack. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.7 cm.
  165. Undated: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Cannot be available for Sunday. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
    Accompanied by envelope.
  166. Undated: Phillips, W[endell], 1811-1884. To C[harles] W[esley] S[lack].
    It will be weeks before he can undertake any more commitments. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  167. Undated: Phillips, W[endell], 1811-1884. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Just found note and will come on Dec. 31st. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  168. Undated: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Asks assistance in finding Miss Collins or someone who knows her address. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  169. Undated: Phillips, W[endell], 1811-1884. To C[harles] W[esley] S[lack].
    Note regarding cancelling the arrangement. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  170. Undated: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Asks that he advise counsel Finotti on a plan for a statue [Columbus?] Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  171. Undated: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Suggests having Professor Brewster speak at the Fraternity about his experiences in the south. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  172. Undated: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Note regarding lecturing schedule. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.7 cm.
  173. Undated: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. To _____.
    Talks about speaking engagement schedules and his difficulty in reaching Dudley. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  174. Undated: Phillips, W[endell], 1811-1884. To _____.
    Can come on the 4th or 18th of March, but not the 11th; includes four small signed tickets of admission. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 24.1 cm.
  175. Undated: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. To _____.
    Is engaged in South Boston on Sunday the 19th. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.1 cm.
  176. Undated: Phillips, W[endell], 1811-1884; Boston, [Mass.] To _____.
    Sunday lecture will be "The Ordeal of Democracy." Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.8 cm.
  177. Undated: Phillips, W[endell], 1811-1884. To _____.
    Cannot serve on the Sunday one week from tomorrow. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.5 cm.
  178. Undated: [Phillips, Wendell], 1811-1884. To [?] Stone.
    Note regarding the notice for a lecture on March 10th. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  179. No year, 8 May: Russell, Thomas; Dedham, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Writes that he expected to be at the meeting but was detained by illness. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.54 cm.
  180. No year, 14 Apr.: Sanborn, F[ranklin] B[enjamin], 1831-1917; Boston, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    Will not be sure if he will be able to attend the Festival. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  181. No year, 18 Apr.: Sanborn, F[ranklin] B[enjamin], 1831-1917; Boston, [Mass.] To C[harles] W[esley] Slack.
    The "muse" seems to have left him. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.9 cm.
  182. No year, 21 Apr.: Savary, John; Newtonville, [Mass.] To Cha[rle]s W[esley] Slack.
    Indicates that more time is needed to prepare a sermon for Music Hall; if it is not possible to reschedule an old sermon will have to be used. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  183. Undated: Sawyer, L. A. To ______.
    Would like to deliver 10-12 sermons to the 28th Congregational Society giving the Scientific Description of the Bible. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 23.1 cm.
  184. Undated: Shaw, Robert G. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    Note indicating cleaning materials can be acquired at Read's Gun-Maker in Ganeuic Hall Square. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  185. No year, 10 Jun.: [Slack], Charley [Charles Wesley], 1825-1885; Philadelphia, PA. To Mrs. C.W. [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack.
    Discusses trip to New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
    Accompanied by envelope.
  186. Undated: [Slack], Charles [Wesley], 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.] To wife [Evelina E. Vannevar Slack].
    Indicates that he loves her and sends a ticket for seat 686. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.3 cm.
    Accompanied by envelope.
  187. Undated: [Slack], Charley [Charles Wesley], 1825-1885. To Mrs. Charles W. [Evelina E. Vannevar] Slack.
    Personal note indicating he will not be able to see her until tomorrow as he has to go to Sandwich. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
    Accompanied by envelope.
  188. Undated: [Slack], Charley [Charles Wesley], 1825-1885. To Ev[elin]a E. Vannevar Slack.
    Speaks of mother's and sister Kate's health; will see on Saturday if she stays at Mr. Stacy's; will be attending council meetings. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.3 cm.
  189. Undated: Slack, C[harles] W[esley], 1825-1885; Boston, [Mass.]
    Booklet of collection of coats of arms and flags from Germany, Russia, Scandinavia, Greece, the Middle East, the Orient and Miscellaneous colonies. Autograph Document Signed. 102 p., 20.9 cm.
  190. Undated: Slack, Charles Wesley, 1825-1885.
    Envelops. Autograph Documents. 9 items.
  191. Undated: Slack, Charles Wesley, 1825-1885.
    Fragments of an essay. Autograph Document. 2 p., 25.2 cm.
  192. Undated: Slack, Charles Wesley, 1825-1885.
    "Josiah Quincy, 'The Great Bostonian'." A lecture or article. Autograph Document. 100 p., 24.7 cm.
  193. Undated: Slack, Charles Wesley, 1825-1885.
    Lists. Autograph Documents. 2 items.
  194. Undated: Slack, Charles Wesley, 1825-1885.
    "The Modern Newspaper." A lecture or article. Autograph Document. 110 p., 24.5 cm.
  195. Undated: Slack, Charles Wesley, 1825-1885.
    "Off-hand Takings." An essay. Autograph Document. 4 p., 32.4 cm.
  196. Undated: [Slack], Eva [Evelina E. Vannevar]. To Charley[ Charles Wesley Slack].
    Writes from the beach and thanks husband fro sending a box of articles; mentions son's dysentery and shares news about travelling companions. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.5 cm.
  197. No year, 6 Mar.: Stacy, Geo[rge] W.; Milford, [Mass.] To _____.
    Indicates he received note regarding Conway and Douglas; discusses plans for an upcoming lecture. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.9 cm.
  198. No year, 18 Jun.: Stebbins, G. B. To [Charles Wesley] Slack and Mr. Brainard.
    Indicates that topic for Music Hall lecture will be "The Gospel of Reform - as taught in Man and Nature." Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.1 cm.
  199. Undated: Studley, W. S. To _____.
    Describes his acquaintance with Slack. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  200. Undated: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. To [Charles Wesley Slack].
    Thanks for the kind mention about a meeting and requests four copies of the Commonwealth. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  201. Undated: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. To Charles W[esley] Slack.
    He is called unexpectedly out of town and will not be able to attend the convention. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.7 cm.
    Accompanied by envelope.
  202. Undated: S[umner], C[harles], 1811-1884. To B____.
    Confidential note. Autograph Note Signed. 1 p., 24.7 cm.
    Accompanied by 29 admission tickets signed by Wendell Phillips.
  203. Undated: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. To _____.
    Note asking to put accurate name onto a notice. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  204. No year, 12 May: Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907; New York, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Indicates that the 1st of June would be an impossible day for him, but is willing to reschedule on another Sunday. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  205. No year, 27 Sept.: Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907; New York, [N.Y.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Tells of recommending to Mr. Garrison that Theodore Neld [?] speak at the fraternity. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.5 cm.
  206. Undated: Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907. To _____.
    Pass to admit Mr. and Mrs. Barnwell or a delegate from South Carolina to an event. Autograph Note Signed. 1 p., 4.6 cm.
  207. Undated: Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Will be stopping at Mr. Brewsters but will be glad to meet him in the afternoon or in the evening. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.4 cm.
  208. No year, 10 Sept.: Vannevar, Betsey.
    Photograph.
    Accompanied by a card announcing a reception in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Vannevar.
  209. No year, 27 Mar.: Wiggin, James Henry, 1836-1900; Montague, [Mass.] To _____.
    Asks for a decision on a day for a sermon. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  210. No year, 14 Jan.: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887. To _____.
    Gives subject of lecture which is to be first of two. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.9 cm.
  211. No year, 9 Apr.: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Note regarding subject and hymns for next Sunday's service. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.5 cm.
  212. No year, 18 Apr.: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.] To _____.
    Thank-you for invitation but has to decline due to illness; expresses joy that the Theodore Parker Society will not become extinct. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  213. No year, 14 May: Wasson, Abby; Concord, [Mass.?] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Writes that Mr. Wasson is too ill to speak at Music Hall; tried to get message out earlier but telegraph manager was away. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 19.6 cm.
  214. No year, 20 May: W[asson], D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887. To _____.
    Indicates subject for sermon and hymns; apologizes for being late. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 14.9 cm.
  215. No year, 16 Jun.: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.] To _____.
    Indicates he will come; subject and hymns will be furnished. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  216. No year, 18 Jun.: Wasson, David A[twood], 1823-1887. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Asks to be excused from Music Hall lecture due to poor health; would like to give lecture in Autumn if possible. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  217. No year, 19 Jun.: Wasson, David A[twood], 1823-1887. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Asks to be pardoned from speaking engagement due to illness; if Emerson cannot lecture, Higginson would be willing. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm.
  218. No year, 23 Sept.: W[asson], D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887. To _____.
    Identifies subject of sermon and hymns. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  219. No year, 20 Oct.: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.] To _____.
    Confirms Sunday the 26th. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.3 cm.
  220. No year, 30 Oct.: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887. To _____.
    Identifies hymns and subject. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 15.6 cm.
  221. No year, 19 Nov.: W[asson], D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.] To _____.
    Identifies hymns and subject. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20 cm.
  222. No year, 25 Nov.: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887; Worcester, [Mass.] To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Is able to come and speak if needed, but would prefer not to come unless necessary. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  223. Undated: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887. To _____.
    Indicates that two consecutive Sundays should be left open for his lectures; will postpone remaining lectures at home to accommodate addressee. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20 cm.
  224. Undated: Wasson, D[avid] A[twood], 1823-1887. To [Charles Wesley] Slack.
    Indicates he is ill, but will come; gives hymn numbers. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.2 cm.
  225. No year, 12 Mar.: Wiggin, James Henry, 1836-1900; Montague, [Mass.] To _____.
    Discusses small turnout for lectures; reference to Garrison lecture in Greenfield; requests information on the arrival of Mr. C. [?]. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.6 cm.
  226. No year, 27 Mar.: Wiggin, James Henry, 1836-1900; Montague, [Mass.] To _____.
    Arrangements for a series of programs in Northern Massachusetts. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.

Box 5: Unidentified letters, clippings and miscellaneous items
Contents

  • Please contact Special Collections & Archives for more information on the contents of this box.

Oversized materials, 1874-1919
Contents

  1. Volume: Silver Wedding Album, January 9, 1874.
    Scope and Content: photographs, clippings, calling cards, poems, and letters of congratulations to Charles Wesley and Evelina Slack on the occasion of their silver wedding anniversary. The celebration took place on January 9, 1874. Accompanied by a list of gifts and a clipping about the celebration from the BostonJournal, January 10, 1874. Correspondents include: Edwin Morton, Warren H. Cudworth, G. Wetherbee, Maria Bowen, Horace Hunt, George L. Boutwell, F. W. Lincoln, ___ Usher, ___ Blackwell, William Dall, ___ Brown, Martha A. Hardacker, Anna C. Brackett, Katie Johnson, Ellen M. O'Connor, Sarah J. Brigham, D. A. Sherman, Elisha Bowman, A. C. Delano, John S. Sleeper, ___ Pearson, M. A. Blanchard, George F. Williams, T. B. Jordon, Curtis Guild, Samuel Bowles, Lucy Larcom, ___ Parker, ___ Rice, Samuel Longfellow, Mary A. Livermore, C. C. Thayer, James A. Lane, LeRay Sunderland, Alex H. Bullock, George E. Jenks, ___ Rogers, Charles Adams, Jr., J. M. W. Yerrintov, ___ Codmans, Charles Codman, R. A. Goddard, Levi Willcutt, J. R. Niles, Samuel Poor, W. S. Studley, S. F. Gates, E. E. Knowles, L. A. Swift, Charles O. Fox, R. H. Young, E. R. Chapman, ___ Ross, T. T. Sawyer, ___ Bowman, W. Griswald, Jane S. George, Eleanor D. Hapgood, Sarah O. Babcock, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Samuel Johnson, L. W. Chadwick, Henry Mason, A. W. H. Howard, Joseph Smith, E. C. Brett, Annie Austin, Justin Jones, H. S. Chase, ___ Pomeroy, ___ Jordon, ___ Converse, M. B. Wallace, William J. Potter, J. R. Burry, Adino B. Hall, Charles Endicott, Francis F. Bulfinch, Mary Buchanan, L. P. Plumer, John Greenleaf Whittier, ___ Fuller, S. B. Brackett, Charles Robins, R. K. Darrah, Willis Fiske, Caroline H. Dall, W. A. Simmins, E. C. Brett, J. V. Blake, L. A. Elliot, ___ Abbot, A. W. H. Howard, J. E. Bary, Stephen F. Sherman, and others.
  2. Oversized Folder, 1875-1919; undated
    Scope and Content:
  • 1875, 3 Nov. New England Historic-Genealogical Society. Certificate of Charles Wesley Slack's election. Document signed. 1p.
  • 1876, 31 Mar. Great Elm on Boston Common, Destroyed, February 15, 1876. Printed document. 1p. View of the tree with a statement by the Mayor of Boston. Printed "veneer" from the tree.
  • 1884, 18 Oct. Slack, Charles Wesley. Articles of incorporation. Oct. 18, 1884 Document signed by Henry B. Peirce. 2p. Accompanied by letter of transmittal.
  • 1919, 9 July. Cheever, George A. Appointment as Notary Public. Printed document, signed. 2p.
  • [Undated]. "Pickwick Papers." Handwritten newspaper by children. 2 issues. Autograph document. 4p.