Category Archives: HOT Log 2/15/14

Seeking Sophia Sherman

Dear Canterbury Historical Society, My name is Sofie Skaugen and I am currently a senior at Suffield Academy. I am taking a course with English teacher Bill Sullivan and nine other students. The class is called Project Based Learning. We … Continue reading

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The American Anti-Slavery Society and William Lloyd Garrison

The Ohio Center for History’s introduction on anti-slavery societies outlines the birth, life, and dissolution of the American Anti-Slavery Society and its affiliated state organizations.  The American Anti-Slavery Society was one of the most prominent abolitionist organizations in the United … Continue reading

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Anti-Slavery Society (AND) Suffield?

            The American Anti-Slavery Society has had a unique presence in the United States. Established in the mid 1800s, the Anti-Slavery Society was a committee of people committed to a common mission of ending the evils … Continue reading

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Wilbur H. Siebert, and his Collection of Information

Wilbur H. Siebert was a well-respected historian from Columbus Ohio, born on August 30, 1866. Siebert was married on August 16, 1893 to Annie Ware Sabine. Annie’s mother was a senator, and pushed Annie to become very educated. Annie had … Continue reading

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Prudence Crandalls fight

Slavery in the Connecticut through out history has been less elaborated on than that of the south and other states involved in the era of slavery. Many abolitionist came out of the northeast and aided the fight against slavery, for … Continue reading

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Connecticut Literary Institute Letter

Lucian Burleigh wrote this letter in 1840 (see source link below). The recipient of this letter was Maria Weston, who was part of the Boston Female Anti Slavery Society. It is titled “Respected Friend,” because Lucian Burleigh was in contact … Continue reading

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The Man of Springfield.

During the nineteenth century, Reverend Samuel Osgood served as an important “conductor” of the Underground Railroad. Osgood helped transporting escaped slaves from the South to freedom in the North. Osgood earned his education at Dartmouth College and Princeton Theological Seminary. … Continue reading

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Discovering a missing piece

On this website we found a missing piece to the puzzle that is the history of the Underground Railroad, Charles Sherman.  Ever since looking at the Charter Oak volume 1 and seeing that Suffield plays apart in both the Underground … Continue reading

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Standing on the shoulders of giants, A bad thing?

   As much as we wish to do all of our findings on our own, we must rely on some of the work others have already done. In our search we have come across many different figure in and around … Continue reading

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