Richard Davis Webb Papers

Collection Summary

Title: Richard Davis Webb Papers
Call Number: MS 82-02
Size: 1.0 linear foot
Acquisition: Donated by Professor Walter M. Merrill to Wichita State University as a memorial to his mother, Eunice McIntosh Merrill
Processed By: KJB, 5-27-1982; JEF, 6-22-1998; MN, 10-2008
Note: None
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Restrictions

None

Content Note

The majority of the letters in this collection are written by Richard Davis Webb to Francis J. Garrison, the youngest child of William Lloyd Garrison, the famed abolitionist. The letters date between 1867 and 1872. In 1830, Webb co-founded the Hibernian Temperance Society and became involved in reform work. He also became involved in the anti-slavery movement and helped maintain correspondence between the movements in America and Great Britain.

Administrative History

The following materials originally in this collection have been moved to the Eunice McIntosh Merrill Collection of William Lloyd Garrison Papers, MS 73-1: Quincy, Edmund to Richard Webb, March 28, 1847 (now found at MS 73-1 Box 8 FF 3); Quincy, Edmund to Richard Webb, October 3, 1848 (MS 73-1 Box 8 FF 4); and Quincy, Edmund to Richard Webb, June 13, 1853 (MS 73-1 Box 8 FF 5).

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 FF 1 1 March 1866 (?), to Mrs. May (?).
Box 1 FF 2 27 April 1867, to William Lloyd Garrison.
Box 1 FF 3 19 May 1867, to William Lloyd Garrison. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 4 11 June 1867, to William Lloyd Garrison (letter fragment).
Box 1 FF 5 16 June 1867.
Box 1 FF 6 19 July 1867. (Includes an additional three pages from Alfred Webb.)
Box 1 FF 7 23 July 1867.
Box 1 FF 8 29 July 1867.
Box 1 FF 9 3 August 1867.
Box 1 FF 10 5 August 1867.
Box 1 FF 11 5 August 1867, to William Lloyd Garrison.
Box 1 FF 12 7 August 1867.
Box 1 FF 13 11 (?) August 1867.
Box 1 FF 14 12 August 1867. (File includes a two page, holograph list of the dates of Edmund Quincy's letters to Richard Webb. Also, a newspaper clipping from Webb, one side intended for Frank Garrison and one side for William Lloyd Garrison. File includes photocopies.)
Box 1 FF 15 30 August 1867. (File includes envelope.)
Box 1 FF 16 24 September 1867.
Box 1 FF 17 5 October 1867, to Anne Warren Weston.
Box 1 FF 18 5 October 1867. (File includes printed copies of three poems by Webb's daughter, Deborah. Also, file includes photocopies.)
Box 1 FF 19 8 October 1867.
Box 1 FF 20 11 October 1867.
Box 1 FF 21 12 October 1867.
Box 1 FF 22 12 October 1867.
Box 1 FF 23 14 October 1867.
Box 1 FF 24 18 October 1867.
Box 1 FF 25 21 October 1867, to Mrs. William Lloyd Garrison. (File includes envelope.)
Box 1 FF 26 6 November 1867.
Box 1 FF 27 30 November 1867.
Box 1 FF 28 11 (?) 1867.
Box 1 FF 29 21 December 1867.
Box 1 FF 30 Undated, 1867 (?), incomplete letter, salutation missing. (File includes photocopies.)
Box 1 FF 31 11 January 1868.
Box 1 FF 32 1 February 1868.
Box 1 FF 33 13 February 1868.
Box 1 FF 34 21 March 1868.
Box 1 FF 35 Late March or April (?), 1868 (?), letter fragment, salutation missing, probably to Frank Garrison. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 36 18 April 1868, to William Lloyd Garrison. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 37 21 April 1868, to Frank Garrison.
Box 1 FF 38 2 May 1868, to Frank Garrison.
Box 1 FF 39 18 May 1868, to William Lloyd Garrison.
Box 1 FF 40 20 May 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 41 21 May 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 42 7 June 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 43 9 June 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 44 12 June 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 45 19 June 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 46 24 (?) June 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 47 26 June 1868, to William Lloyd Garrison. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 48 1 July 1868. (File includes a brief, contemporary note explaining the provenance of the letter, and photocopies.)
Box 1 FF 49 13 July 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 50 20 July 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 51 25 July 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 52 8 August 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 53 8 August 1868, G. B. Stebbin to Frank Garrison. Stebbin explains that Webb has been hospitalized. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 54 11 August 1868, Deborah Webb to Frank Garrison. Deborah informs Frank of her father's accident. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 55 13 August 1868. (This letter is not in Webb's hand. He apparently dictated it for someone else to write. File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 56 16 August 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 57 17 August 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 58 18 August 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 59 24 August 1868. (Not in Webb's hand but signed by him. File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 60 4 (?) September 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 61 7 September 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 62 12 September 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 63 21 September 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 64 25 September 1868. (Not in Webb's hand. File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 65 7 October 1868. (File includes funeral card of Anne Steel, Webb's daughter. Also includes photocopies.)
Box 1 FF 66 11 October 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 67 17 October 1868. (Letter includes a two page note from Samuel J. May to Frank Garrison. File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 68 23 October 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 69 29 October 1868, to William Lloyd Garrison. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 70 2 November 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 71 4 (?) November 1868, to William Lloyd Garrison. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 72 6 November 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 73 10 November 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 74 24 December 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 75 30 December 1868. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 1 FF 76 31 December 1868, to William Lloyd Garrison. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 1 5 January 1869, photocopy of letter to Edmund Quincy. (File contains the envelope, but not the original letter.)
Box 2 FF 2 10 (?) January 1869. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 3 23 January 1869. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 4 26 January 1869. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 5 9 February 1869. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 6 24 March 1869, plus one page undated note. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 7 27 March 1869. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 8 3 April 1869. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 9 3 April 1869, to William Lloyd Garrison. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 10 23 April 1869. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 11 15 May 1869. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 12 28 May 1869, to William Lloyd Garrison. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 13 3 June 1869, to Mrs. William Lloyd Garrison. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 14 17 July 1869. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 15 19 August 1869, with an additional note on the envelope. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 16 15 September 1869. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 17 3 November 1869. (File includes enveloped photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 18 November 1869, plus note. (Incomplete. File includes photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 19 20 December 1869. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 20 9 January 1870, plus four page letter to Fanny Garrison Villard.
Box 2 FF 21 15 January 1870. (File includes photocopy.)
Box 2 FF 22 3 February 1870.
Box 2 FF 23 11 February 1870. (File includes enclosed note to Webb from ?)
Box 2 FF 24 26 February 1870.
Box 2 FF 25 12 March 1870.
Box 2 FF 26 17 March 1870.
Box 2 FF 27 26 March 1870.
Box 2 FF 28 16 April 1870.
Box 2 FF 29 5 May 1870.
Box 2 FF 30 19 May 1870.
Box 2 FF 31 11 June 1870.
Box 2 FF 32 16 July 1870.
Box 2 FF 33 30 July 1870, Alfred Webb to Frank Garrison.
Box 2 FF 34 16 August 1870.
Box 2 FF 35 16 August 1870. Printed copy of letter from Eunice Ann Kenyon to Richard D. Webb concerning the death of Henry C. Wright.
Box 2 FF 36 20 August 1870.
Box 2 FF 37 3 September 1870 (short note).
Box 2 FF 38 8 September 1870.
Box 2 FF 39 3 October 1870, to Fanny Garrison Villard.
Box 2 FF 40 12 October 1870.
Box 2 FF 41 1 November 1870.
Box 2 FF 42 29 November 1870.
Box 2 FF 43 12 December 1870.
Box 2 FF 44 14 December 1870 (short note).
Box 2 FF 45 19 January 1871.
Box 2 FF 46 6 February 1871.
Box 2 FF 47 3 March 1871.
Box 2 FF 48 21 March 1871.
Box 2 FF 49 18 May 1871.
Box 2 FF 50 7 June 1871 (short note).
Box 2 FF 51 20 June 1871.
Box 2 FF 52 12 August 1871.
Box 2 FF 53 2 September 1871.
Box 2 FF 54 16 September 1871.
Box 2 FF 55 9 October 1871.
Box 2 FF 56 20 November 1871.
Box 2 FF 57 27 December 1871.
Box 2 FF 58 13 January 1872.
Box 2 FF 59 1 February 1872.
Box 2 FF 60 15 March 1872.
Box 2 FF 61 7 April 1872.
Box 2 FF 62 27 April 1872.
Box 2 FF 63 17 May 1872.
Box 2 FF 64 11 June 1872, with additional postcript note.
Box 2 FF 65 14 July 1872, Alfred Webb to William Lloyd Garrison. Alfred informs Garrison of his father's death earlier that day.
Box 2 FF 66 18 July 1872, Richard Webb to Frank Garrison (Webb's son).