By Andrew Salinas
Creator: Rubinfine, Joseph
Extent: 1.0 Folders
Date Acquired: 12/01/1986
This small collection consists of autographs, correspondence, and images of prominent abolitionists. Includes autographs, all with brief quotations, from William Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips, Gerrit Smith, Charles Sumner, Parker Pillsbury, Anna E. Dickinson, and one unidentified person. Also present is correspondence, mostly brief letters of salutation, from Wendell Phillips, Parker Pillsbury, and Theodore Parker. Also included is a photograph of William Lloyd Garrison and a reproduced image of Charles Sumner, the latter of which includes an autograph and a quotation. Additionally, one four-page letter to the Franklin Female Antislavery Society, perhaps an internal letter functioning as a statement of belief, is addressed to "sisters in the cause of justice, humanity, & benevolence," which has overtones of Suffragist rhetoric.
Joseph Rubinfine is a historical autographs and antiquities dealer based in Florida.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Use Restrictions: Copyright to these papers has not been assigned to the Amistad Research Center. It is the responsibility of an author to secure permission for publication from the holder of the copyright to any material contained in this collection.
Acquisition Source: Joe Rubinfine
Acquisition Method: Gift
Appraisal Information: The Joe Rubinfine collection is a small collection of abolitionists' autographs and correspondence.
Related Materials: The records of the American Missionary Association and the Frederick Douglass collection also contain correspondence from abolitionists, both little-known and well-known.
Preferred Citation: Joe Rubinfine collection, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Processing Information: Collection processed in April 2012.