William Still's Boarding House advertisement [n.d.]


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Media Type:
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Item Type:
Advertisements
Description:
Original advertisement for William Still's Boarding House, No. 832 South Street, below 9th, south side Philad'a [sic]. Not dated. The advertisement includes handwritten marginalia, possibly by William Still, on the left-hand side referring to St. Catharines. There is a small embossed stamp on the upper left-hand corner of the advertisement. This item was in the possession of the Rick Bell Family of St. Catharines.
Notes:
Handwritten marginalia (original spelling and punctuation):

"Do remember me very kindly to all my enquiring friends _ I but seldom hear of late from St. Catherines"

The street number printed in the original advertisement (374) has been crossed out in black ink and a handwritten "832" has been inserted.

William Still was an African-American abolitionist from Philadelphia and clerk of the Anti-Slavery Society who by his own account assisted 649 slaves receive freedom. He kept records on fugitive slaves so their relatives could find them later. In 1872, he published his records in a book entitled, The Underground Railroad.

Source: William Still Underground Railroad Foundation:
http://www.undergroundrr.com/foundation/about.htm
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
William Wells Brown Mary A. S. Cary William Darnes Lewis Hayden Henry Jakes John F. Williams William Whipper Miss Frances Ellen Watkins Mrs. Peter Lester William Thomas Richard Wilson Rev. J. Cable Absalom Shadd George Debaptist James Purnell Rev. Stephen Smith William Douglass William T. Catto Mr. Jacob O. White William H. Riley Thomas J. Dorsey
Corporate Name(s):
William Still's Boarding House Anti-Slavery Bugle The Liberator Provincial Freeman
Collection:
Rick Bell Family Fonds - RG 63
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 39.95234 Longitude: -75.16379
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Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Brock University Archives, Rick Bell Family Fonds RG 63, Brock University, St. Catharines Ontario
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Brock University,

500 Glenridge Avenue,

St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1

Telephone: 905-688-5550 x3264

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William Still's Boarding House advertisement [n.d.]


Original advertisement for William Still's Boarding House, No. 832 South Street, below 9th, south side Philad'a [sic]. Not dated. The advertisement includes handwritten marginalia, possibly by William Still, on the left-hand side referring to St. Catharines. There is a small embossed stamp on the upper left-hand corner of the advertisement. This item was in the possession of the Rick Bell Family of St. Catharines.