• About this Collection --                        Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

    About this Collection -- Frederick Dou...

    The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress presents the papers of the nineteenth-century African American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher. The online collection, containing approximately 7,400 items (38,000 images), spans the years 1841-1964, with the bulk of the material dating from 1862 to 1865. Many of Douglass's earlier ...

    • Date: 1900
  • Provenance and Publication History --                        Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

    Provenance and Publication History -- ...

    In 1976, the Library of Congress published Frederick Douglass: A Register and Index of His Papers In the Library of Congress to assist researchers of the collection. This introduction to the Index gives a brief history of the Papers and how they came to the Library of Congress. It was originally written by Beverly Brannan, then of the Manuscript Division, and has been updated ...

    • Date: 1872
  • Family Tree --                        Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

    Family Tree -- Frederick Douglass Pape...

    Isaac Bailey married Betsey Bailey Harriet Bailey, their daughter her son (by an unknown man): Frederick Douglass married Anna Murray Douglass (first wife) The Douglasses' five children: Rosetta Douglass (1839-1906) married Nathan Sprague Frederick Douglass's seven grandchildren: the Spragues Annie Rosine Sprague Norris Harriet Bailey Sprague Alice Louise Sprague Estelle Irene Sprague Weaver Fredericka Douglass Sprague Perry Herbert Douglass Sprague Rosebelle Mary Sprague Jones ...

    • Date: 1818
  • 1860 to 1876 --                        Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

    1860 to 1876 -- Frederick Douglass Pap...

    1860 March Daughter Annie dies in Rochester. April Returns to the United States and is not charged in the John Brown raid. November Abraham Lincoln is elected president. December South Carolina secedes from the Union. Abraham Lincoln, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 1863. Photographic print by Alexander Gardner. Presidential File, Meserve Collection No. 59. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-12950 1861 ...

  • Rights and Access --                        Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

    Rights and Access -- Frederick Douglas...

    The Library of Congress provides access to The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. The written permission of the copyright owners ...

  • 1818 to 1835 --                        Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

    1818 to 1835 -- Frederick Douglass Pap...

    1818 Born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, a slave, in Tuckahoe, Talbot County, Maryland. Mother is a slave, Harriet Bailey, and father is a white man, rumored to be his master, Aaron Anthony. He had three older siblings, Perry, Sarah, and Eliza. 1819-23 Raised by grandmother Betsey Bailey at Holme Hill Farm, where he was born; sees his mother only a few times. 1820 Sister ...

  • Related Resources --                        Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

    Related Resources -- Frederick Douglas...

    Biography Blight, David W. Frederick Douglass' Civil War: Keeping Faith in Jubilee. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989. LC Call Number: E449 .D75 B55 1989 Huggins, Nathan Irvin. Slave and Citizen: The Life of Frederick Douglass. Edited by Oscar Handlin. Boston: Little, Brown, 1980. LC Call Number: E449 .D75 H83 Martin, Waldo E. The Mind of Frederick Douglass. Chapel Hill: University of North ...

  • 1836 to 1846 --                        Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

    1836 to 1846 -- Frederick Douglass Pap...

    1836 Makes an escape plan but is discovered, jailed, and then released. He returns to work for Hugh and Sophia Auld in Baltimore and is hired out to work as a caulker in a Baltimore shipyard. The knowledge he gains there helps him escape slavery two years later. A restored photograph of Anna Murray Douglass. Biographical File. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. ...

  • About this Collection --                        Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

    About this Collection -- Frederick Dou...

    The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress presents the papers of the nineteenth-century African American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher. The online collection, containing approximately 7,400 items (38,000 images), spans the years 1841-1964, with the bulk of the material dating from 1862 to 1865. Many of Douglass's earlier ...

    • Contributor: Douglass, Frederick
    • Date: 1900
  • 1877 to 1895 --                        Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

    1877 to 1895 -- Frederick Douglass Pap...

    1877 Douglass is appointed U.S. marshal of the District of Columbia by President Hayes. Frederick Douglass House, ("Cedar Hill") Washington, District of Columbia. 1878 Purchases Cedar Hill, in Anacostia, Washington, D.C. The twenty-room house sits on nine acres of land. He later expands the estate by buying fifteen acres of adjoining land. 1881 Publishes his third and final autobiography, The Life and Times of ...

  • Articles and Essays --                        Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress
  • 1847 to 1859 --                        Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

    1847 to 1859 -- Frederick Douglass Pap...

    1847 Returns from overseas tour; moves to Rochester, New York. With money raised by English and Irish friends, buys printing press and begins publishing the abolitionist weekly North Star. He continues publishing it until 1851. John Brown. Biographical File. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-2472 1848 Participant in first women's rights convention, Seneca Falls, New York. Meets and becomes acquaintance ...

  • Frederick Douglass Timeline --                        Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress
  • In His Own Words --                        Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

    In His Own Words -- Frederick Douglass...

    To understand Frederick Douglass, his struggles, and the times he lived in, one must read about his life in his own words. Below are links to complete online texts of all three Douglass autobiographies. Two are part of the American Memory online collections at the Library of Congress; one is provided by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries. The Narrative of ...

    • Date: 1845