Scope and Contents: This collection contains over 251 written pieces relating to American abolitionist and Boston newspaper publisher William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879). The collection includes numerous autograph manuscripts (1-12 pages in length) of lectures and editorials which appeared in Garrison's newspaper, the Liberator, before, during, and after the American Civil War. Also included are many notes and extracts, jotted down for reference by Garrison for Liberator editorials and lectures; dockets on some indicate use. In addition, the collection includes 88 letters authored by William Lloyd Garrison, his family members, and various other writers. Many of these letters were written by well-known fellow abolitionists on the occasion of the Garrison Testimonial Fund Drive, including ones by Mary Livermore, Samuel May, Jr., G.F. Noyes, Isaac Pitman, Samuel Fessenden, G.P. Bigelow, Benjamin Cheever, and Caroline Weston. Another significant portion of the letters offers condolences to Francis Jackson Garrison upon the death of his wife and son.