Letter to the parents of David Hoyt from James F. Legate

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Created by
Legate, James F., American, 1829 - 1902
Subject of
Hoyt, David, American, 1821 - 1856
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 7 7/8 x 5 1/8 in. (20 x 13 cm)
Type
letters (correspondence)
Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Place depicted
Douglas County, Kansas, United States, North and Central America
Place made
Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
September 11, 1856
Caption
A handwritten letter offering the condolences of abolitionist James F. Legate to the parents of David Starr Hoyt after Hoyt's murder by pro-slavery forces near Lawrence, Kansas, in August 1856.
Description
A letter, handwritten in black ink on white paper, offering the condolences of James F. Legate to the parents of David Hoyt on the occasion of Hoyt's death.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Topic
American West
Antislavery
Correspondence
Slavery
United States--History--1815-1861
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.23.2
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain

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