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Series II: Douglass family papers, 1853 - 1933

Call Number: JWJ MSS 240, Series II

Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence, family papers, clippings, photographs, and printed material related to Frederick Douglass and the members of the Douglass family including Frederick Douglass, Jr., Lewis Douglass, and Helen Amelia Loguen Douglass.


  • 1853 - 1933


Conditions Governing Access

Originals of Series II are on display and unavailable until August 2024.


Arranged into five sub-series: Writings, family papers, clippings, and ephemera, 1856-1918; Correspondence from Lewis Douglass, 1860- 1907; Correspondence to Helen Amelia Loguen Douglass, 1857-1933; Photographs, 1853-1895, undated; Published versions of Frederick Douglass writings, 1859-1890.


9.0 Linear Feet ((4 boxes) + 2 broadside)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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