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Collection Reference Number GLC09097
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1854 
Title Frederick Douglass to Phoebe Hathaway updating her on his busy schedule
Date 28 March 1854
Author Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895)  
Recipient Hathaway, Phoebe  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Updating a fellow Abolitionist on his busy schedule. "It is too bad that I cannot come to Farmington on the first of April after that winsome little note of yesterday. But I cannot and cannot now, see any chance of visiting the kind of Domicile of the Dear Hathaways this side the bright Sunshine and bird singing of the bonny month of June. My hands are full and more than full of work. I have two or three lectures to prepare for several occasions near at hand, have a long journey before me to Cincinnati, number meetings to attend in Ohio--Rosetta to take to Oberlin--Have just been made agent of the Industrial School and my paper to attend to. I am Dear Phebe, an over worked man."
Subjects Women's History  Education  Abolition  Reform Movement  Slavery  Quaker  
People Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895)  Hathaway, Phoebe (1819-1902)  
Place written Rochester, New York
Theme Women in American History; Education; Slavery & Abolition; Religion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Frederick Douglass, a former slave, became an African American abolitionist, social reformer and writer.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859