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The Underground Rail Road : a record of facts, authentic narratives, letters, &c. : narrating the hardships hair-breadth escapes and death struggles of the slaves in the efforts for freedom, as related by themselves and others, or witnessed by the author : together with sketches of some of the largest stockholders, and most liberal aiders and advisers, of the Road

Title
The Underground Rail Road : a record of facts, authentic narratives, letters, &c. : narrating the hardships hair-breadth escapes and death struggles of the slaves in the efforts for freedom, as related by themselves and others, or witnessed by the author : together with sketches of some of the largest stockholders, and most liberal aiders and advisers, of the Road / by William Still, for many years connected with the Anti-Slavery Office in Philadelphia, and chairman of the Acting Vigilance Committee of the Philadelphia Branch of the Underground Rail Road ; illustrated with 70 fine engravings by Bensell, Schell, and others, and portraits from photographs from life ; sold only by subscription.
Author
Still, William, 1821-1902
Publication
  • Philadelphia : Porter & Coates, 822, Chestnut Street, 1872.
  • ©1871

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Additional Authors
  • Ashmead, Henry Buckley
  • Sartain, John, 1808-1897
  • Bensell, George F. (George Frederick), 1837-1879
  • Schell, Frederic B.
  • Porter & Coates, publisher.
Description
4 unnumbered pages, 780 pages, 4 unnumbered pages, 24 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, portraits; 23 cm
Donor/Sponsor
Home to Harlem Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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Note
  • Another edition published in 1872 has a variant frontispiece portrait, without the imprint statement "Engraved by John Sartain, Phila.", and a variant printer statement on verso of title page: "Jas. B. Rodgers Co. electrotypers & printers, 52 & 54 North 6th Street, Philad'a."
  • Frontispiece portrait of William Still has imprint: "Engraved by John Sartain, Phila."
  • "Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1871 by Wm. Still, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington."--copyright statement, verso of title page.
  • "Henry B. Ashmead, printer, Phila."--printer statement, verso of title page.
  • Publisher's advertisements, 4 unnumbered pages at end.
Provenance (note)
  • with the ink stamp "Arthur A. Schomburg 205 West 115th Street." ; This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926.
Call Number
Sc Rare 326.973-S (Still, W. Underground rail road. 1872)
OCLC
  • 1129457146
  • 1129457146
Author
Still, William, 1821-1902, author.
Title
The Underground Rail Road : a record of facts, authentic narratives, letters, &c. : narrating the hardships hair-breadth escapes and death struggles of the slaves in the efforts for freedom, as related by themselves and others, or witnessed by the author : together with sketches of some of the largest stockholders, and most liberal aiders and advisers, of the Road / by William Still, for many years connected with the Anti-Slavery Office in Philadelphia, and chairman of the Acting Vigilance Committee of the Philadelphia Branch of the Underground Rail Road ; illustrated with 70 fine engravings by Bensell, Schell, and others, and portraits from photographs from life ; sold only by subscription.
Publisher
Philadelphia : Porter & Coates, 822, Chestnut Street, 1872.
Copyright Date
©1871
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Provenance
Copy in Sc Rare 326.973-S (accession no. B526356) with the ink stamp "Arthur A. Schomburg 205 West 115th Street." ; This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926. NN
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Added Author
Ashmead, Henry Buckley, printer.
Sartain, John, 1808-1897, engraver.
Bensell, George F. (George Frederick), 1837-1879, ill.
Schell, Frederic B., ill.
Porter & Coates, publisher.
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938, former owner.
Added Title
Home to Harlem Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Research Call Number
Sc Rare 326.973-S (Still, W. Underground rail road. 1872)
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