Creator: Labaree, Benjamin, 1801-1883.
Collection number: 2625
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Abstract: Head teacher at the Manual Labor School in Spring Hill, Tenn., and later president of Middlebury College, Vt. Letter from Labaree to James Gillespie Birney, Huntsville, Ala., discussing the Manual Labor School and the colonization of slaves; and notes made by Labaree’s grandson, Leonard, on Labaree’s meeting with Birney.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: A letter from Benjamin Labaree, head teacher at the Manual Labor School at Springhill, Tennessee, to James G. Birney of Huntsville, Alabama, discussing the school and mentioning the cause of colonization. There is also a note added by Labaree’s grandson, Leonard, on Labaree’s meeting with Birney, reformer, legislator, and agent of the American Colonization Society, who advocated abolition by political action. Typed transcript.