Jean Libby on Quarles' Black Abolitionists; Kate Clifford Larson, Tubman Biographer
|Kate Clifford Larson|
The John Brown Farm in Lake Placid, New York, is holding its annual commemorations on May 10 and 11, 2013. Of particular interest to John Brown scholarship, Kate Clifford Larson, a biographer of Harriet Tubman, will discuss the Tubman-Brown friendship. That program begins at 2 p.m. at the John Brown Farm. For further information call 518-962-4798.
The Spring 2013 newsletter at the John Brown Farm has Jean Libby's article, "Recent Discoveries Relating to the John Brown Raid," detailing the Dauphin Thompson rifle acquired by Mick Konowal of Washington State and the photograph of John Brown with a pasted signature that is inscribed on the back by John Brown's daughter Ruth (probably) to Dauphin: "I would not speak of love even to (or tho) my father ..." The photograph was found in the collection of artist Louis Ransom and documented with essays by archivist Warren F. Broderick. The writing was identified by Marcel Matley, handwriting expert of San Francisco and librarian for the American Handwriting Analysts Foundation.