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[loose newspaper clipping]
           AID FOR NEGRO HOSPITALS.
                                    
  Several years ago there was published in the United
States a work which, although true even in it minute
details, was of a very sensational character, as illustrat-
ing the often realised fact that truth is stranger than
fiction.  Its title was  Linda; or, the Deeper Wrong. 
It depicted the temptations and the inevitable ruin and
degradation to which slave girls were so generally sub-
jected by the chivalrous champions of slavery the
 gentlemen  of Virginia and the Carolinas.  The
heroine of this true story, Mrs. Harriet Jacobs, has
just arrived in England on a philanthropic mission.
She is accredited by the most satisfactory testimonials
from Mrs. Lydia Maria Childs, and from various mem-
bers of the Society of Friends in America, with whom
during the last four years she has been associated
in the work of superintending hospitals for the
aged negroes.  This work she has performed with
great ability and success.  Her errand to this
country is to obtain funds for the erection of a similar
hospital on a larger scale in the south, and one for the
relief of young people.  Donations in aid of either of
these objects will be received for her by Stafford Allen,
Esq., Church-street, Stoke Newington, N.; or by Robert
Alsop, Esq., Park-road, Stoke Newington.  Mr.
Allen will also be pleased to forward copies of an edition
of  Linda,  brought over by Mrs. Jacobs for sale in aid
of her objects.  Price of each copy 5s. 6d. post-free.  The
book is well bound, and printed in good clear type.
  During the past week Mrs. Jacobs, accompanied by
her daughter (a fine young woman, almost white, born
in slavery), has attended philanthropic conversaziones
at the residence of P. A. Taylor, Esq., M.P., Stafford
Allen, Esq., and J. Bevan Braithwaite, Esq.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page seventy-six
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding a visit of Harriet Jacobs to England on a fundraising mission.
Subject:African Americans; Allen, Stafford; Alsop, Robert; Books and reading; Braithwaite, J. Bevan; Child, Lydia Maria; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hospitals; Jacobs, Harriet A.; Jacobs, Louisa; Slavery; Slaves; Taylor, P.A.; Women
Coverage (City/State):England
Scan Date:2010-05-24

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.