William Still's Boarding House advertisement [n.d.]
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- 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.
- 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:
- Personal Name(s):
- William Wells Brown
Mary A. S. Cary
John F. Williams
Miss Frances Ellen Watkins
Mrs. Peter Lester
Rev. J. Cable
Rev. Stephen Smith
William T. Catto
Mr. Jacob O. White
William H. Riley
Thomas J. Dorsey
- Corporate Name(s):
- William Still's Boarding House
- Rick Bell Family Fonds - RG 63
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- Geographic Coverage:
Pennsylvania, United States
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- Recommended Citation:
- Brock University Archives, Rick Bell Family Fonds RG 63, Brock University, St. Catharines Ontario
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