A Racine man looks back on his years with the underground railroad
Underground Railroad Manuscripts from the Wilbur H. Siebert Collection
From 1891 until near his death in 1961, Ohio State University history professor Wilbur H. Siebert collected materials about the underground railroad. His archives eventually filled dozens of boxes at the Ohio Historical Society, arranged by state. Excerpted here are letters by Reuben Gold Thwaites suggesting Wisconsin informants to Seibert, and letters sent by A.P. Dutton of Racine County to Seibert recalling his work helping fugitive slaves. These page images are used courtesy of the Ohio Historical Society (Wilbur H. Siebert Collection, MSS 116), who provide more information at http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib/ Siebert's entire collection was microfilmed, and can be seen at the Society headquarters in Madison.
Wisconsin in the Civil War Era|
Abolition and Other Reforms
|Creator: ||Dutton, A. P.
|Pub Data: ||Wilbur H. Siebert collection [microform]. ([Columbus]: Ohio Historical Society), reel 15.
|Citation: ||"Underground Railroad Manuscripts from the Wilbur H. Siebert Collection (excerpts)." Wilbur H. Siebert Collection [microform]. ([Columbus]: Ohio Historical Society), reel 15. Online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1566
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