Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911)

Thomas Wentworth Higginson was an army officer, a clergyman, an author and a reformer. He published many articles in feminist journals. He was a lifelong correspondent with Emily Dickinson and edited her work after her death. Higginson was a radical abolitionist and helped to free fugitive slaves. He was one of the "Secret Six" who helped raise money for John Brown's insurrection. He became colonel of the First South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, a regiment of freed slaves for the Union Army. He was deeply committed to religious pluralism. Higginson was a prolific writer of history, literary criticism, and fiction.

Date:
1868 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES17423
Photographer:
William S. Warren (Boston)
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9884px
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