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Weld, Theodore Dwight Letter: Walnut Hills, Ohio, to Lewis Weld

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Identifier: MS 0037

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In this letter Weld writes to his brother Lewis Weld about a cholera epidemic sweeping the Lane Seminary. He describes the illness and death of several students, and notes the conversion of one minutes before his death. He also remarks on the upcoming meeting of the committee on trustees, a meeting at which the trustees decided against toleration of the abolitionists.


  • 1834-08-13

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Biographical Note

Theodore Dwight Weld was born in Hampton, Connecticut on November 23, 1803. An advocate and crusader for temperance, abolition and women's rights, he married Angelina Emily Grimke. He attended Phillips Andover Academy and the Oneida Institute before becoming a student at Lane Theological Seminary in 1834. While at Lane he led the student abolitionist revolt which resulted in more than fifty students leaving the school, as well as the dismissal of faculty member John A. Morgan.


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Holograph letter and photocopy.Weld, Theodore Dwight, 1803-1895, reformer. Letter to his brother Lewis Weld about conditions at Lane Seminary in Aug. 1834, includes comments on sickness and abolitionist activities.
Letter : Walnut Hills, Ohio, to Lewis Weld, 1834 August 13
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