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1 photograph b&w.
Scope and content
Collection consists of correspondence and other papers relating to Mary Ann Shadd Cary and her naturalization, 1852-1889, 8 pages, together with various notes about her, transcript, n.d., 7 pages. There are also copies of her works and correspondence relating to her activities as an abolitionist, photocopy 1852-1871, 34 pages; two letters involving Amelia C. Shadd Williamson (sister to Mary Ann Shadd Cary) concerning personal affairs and life in Peel County, 1854-1856; and an edition of the Pioneer Press, Martinsburg, W.Va., containing some information on David Williamson, her husband, January 1887, 11 pages. Also included is one black and white photograph of Mrs. Mary Ann Shadd Cary.
Photograph: No restrictions on use. Copyright expired. Credit:Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative number.
Textual records The finding aid provides a list of the items in the collection with notations of nature, origin and number of pages. MSS0028 90 (Electronic)
Biography / Administrative history
Mary Ann Shadd Cary, abolitionist, was a free Black who came to Canada West at the time of the passing of the Fugitive Slave Bill of 1850. She was prominent in several antislavery societies and helped publish the Provincial Freeman.
Two letters involving Amelia C. Shadd Williamson, 1854-1856, and the edition of the Pioneer Press received in 1974.
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Exhibition Title: Treasured Memories: 125th Anniversary of the National Archives. Curator: Martin Tétreault, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 1997.05.14-1998.01. (Certificate of Naturalization, 1832)
1. Abolitionist - Canada, 1852-1871 Peel County (Ont.), 1854-1856.
2. Women, Black - Ontario, 1852-1889 Amelia C. Shadd Williamson, 1854-1856.
3. Quality of life - Ontario, 1854-1856 Pioneer Press (Martinsburg, W.Va.), 1887.
4. Naturalization - Canada, 1852-1889 David Williamson, 1887.
5. Slavery - Anti-slavery movements, 1852-1889.
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