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Biography of an American bondman

Title
Biography of an American bondman / by his daughter.
Author
Brown, Josephine.
Publication
  • Boston : Published by R.F. Wallcut, 21 Cornhill, 1856.
  • ©1855

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TextUse in library Sc Rare C 83-61Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
TextRestricted use Sc Rare 326.92-B (Brown, J. ...American bondman)Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Additional Authors
  • Wallcut, Robert Folger, 1797-1884
  • J.B. Yerrinton and Son, printer.
Description
104 pages; 19 cm.
Donor/Sponsor
Home to Harlem Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Ink stamps (Provenance)
  • Inscriptions (Provenance)
Note
  • "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-five, by Josephine Brown, in the clerk's office of the District Court for the District of Massachusetts."--copyright statement, verso of title page.
  • "Boston: J.B. Yerrinton and Son, printers."--verso of title page.
  • "While at school in France, I was often beset by my fellow students to know the history of my father, whom they heard was a fugitive from American despotism. To satisfy their curiosity, I wrote out the first ten chapters of the following pages, as I had heard the incidents related. On returning to America last August, and finding that the narrative of my father's life, written by him, and published some years ago, was out of print, I determined to supply its place; and therefore have added a few more chapters to those written while abroad. Josephine Brown. Boston, Mass."--Preface.
  • The source material used by Josephine Brown was William Wells Brown's 1847 autobiography, "Narrative of William W. Brown, a fugitive slave / Written by himself."
Indexed In (note)
  • Library Company of Philadelphia. Afro-Americana, 1553-1906 (2nd ed.)
Additional Formats (note)
  • Available as part of The Digital Schomburg, a project providing electronic access to collections on the African Diaspora and Africa from The New York Public Library.
Source (note)
  • from Arthur A. Schomburg;
Provenance (note)
  • inscribed: in ink on title page "A. Schomburg." With ink stamp: on title page and page 104 "Arthur A. Schomburg 205 West 115th Street." ; This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926.
Call Number
*WIY 97-5
LCCN
77364829
OCLC
NYPG84-B3540
Author
Brown, Josephine.
Title
Biography of an American bondman / by his daughter.
Publisher
Boston : Published by R.F. Wallcut, 21 Cornhill, 1856.
Copyright Date
©1855
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Additional Formats
Available as part of The Digital Schomburg, a project providing electronic access to collections on the African Diaspora and Africa from The New York Public Library.
Provenance
Copy in Sc Rare 326.92-B (accession no. B591190) inscribed: in ink on title page "A. Schomburg." With ink stamp: on title page and page 104 "Arthur A. Schomburg 205 West 115th Street." ; This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926.
Indexed In:
Library Company of Philadelphia. Afro-Americana, 1553-1906 (2nd ed.) Suppl. 293
Source
Purchase; from Arthur A. Schomburg; 1926. Copy in Sc Rare 326.92-B (Brown, J. ...American bondman), Schomburg Center, Manuscripts, Archives & Rare Books.
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Full text available via HathiTrust (Duke University copy)
Plain text PDF available via the African American Women Writers of the 19th Century Project
Local Subject
Black author.
Added Author
Wallcut, Robert Folger, 1797-1884, publisher.
J.B. Yerrinton and Son, printer.
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938, former owner, inscriber.
Home to Harlem Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Research Call Number
*WIY 97-5
Sc Rare C 83-61
Sc Rare 326.92-B (Brown, J. ...American bondman)
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