If I Survive: Frederick Douglass and Family in the Walter O. Evans Collection

If I Survive: Frederick Douglass and Family in the Walter O. Evans Collection

by Celeste-Marie Bernier, Andrew Taylor

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ISBN-13: 9781474429283
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Pages: 860
Sales rank: 813,984
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author



Celeste-Marie Bernier is Professor of Black Studies and Personal Chair in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of African American Visual Arts; Characters of Blood: Black Heroism in the Transatlantic Imagination; Suffering and Sunset; World War I in the Art and Life of Horace Pippin; Stick to the Skin: African American and Black British Art (1965-2015).

Andrew Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh.

Table of Contents



Foreword, Robert S. Levine
Preface
'My Only Way of Fighting'
Walter O. Evans and Collecting '400 years of Black History'

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgements

Frederick Douglass Family Tree

Introduction
'We Labored with our Father'
The Told Story of Frederick Douglass is the Untold Story of His Family

A Note on Texts and Editorial Practice

Part I. Our Bondage and Our Freedom

Frederick Douglass and Family Chronologies

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)

Lewis Henry Douglass (1841-1908)

Frederick Douglass Jr. (1842-1892)

Charles Remond Douglass (1844-1920)

Part II. An 'Undying' Love Story
'A Heart of Love:' The Courtship of Helen Amelia Loguen and Lewis Henry Douglass

1. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Rochester, December 22, 1860

2. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Rochester, June 1, 1861

3. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Rochester, September 24, 1861

4. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Rochester, September 29, 1861

5. Helen Amelia Loguen to Lewis Henry Douglass, Syracuse, October 3, 1861

6. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Rochester, December 8, 1861

7. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Rochester, July 11, 1862

8. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Salem New Jersey, November 20, 1862

9. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Salem, December 29, 1862.

Part III. 'Men of Color, To Arms!'

Fighting 'Freedom's Battle:' Frederick, Lewis Henry, Frederick Jr., and Charles Remond Douglass's Civil War

'Do Not Think of Me in Pain:' Lewis Henry Douglass's Civil War Letters to Helen Amelia Loguen, Anna Murray Douglass, and Frederick Douglass

10. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Camp Meigs, Readville, Massachusetts, March 31, 1863

11. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Camp Meigs, Readville, Massachusetts, April 8, 1863 [Frederick Douglass Papers, Library of Congress]

12. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Camp Meigs, Readville, Massachusetts, April 15, 1863

13. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Camp Meigs, Readville, Massachusetts, May 9, 1863

14. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Camp Meigs, Readville, Massachusetts, May 20, 1863

15. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Camp Meigs, Readville, Massachusetts, May 27 [1863]

16. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, St. Simons Island, Georgia, June 18, 1863

17. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Morris Island, August 15, [1863]

18. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Morris Island, August 27, 1863

19. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Rochester, January 31, 1864

'I take a bullet first:' Charles Remond Douglass's Civil War Letters to Anna Murray and Frederick Douglass

20. Charles Remond Douglass to Frederick Douglass, Camp Meigs, Readville, July 6th 1863. [Frederick Douglass Papers, Library of Congress]

21. Charles Remond Douglass to Frederick Douglass, Boston, September 8, 1863. [Frederick Douglass Papers, Library of Congress]

22. Charles Remond Douglass to Frederick Douglass, Boston, September 18, 1863. [Frederick Douglass Papers, Library of Congress]

23. Charles Remond Douglass to Frederick Douglass, Boston, December 20, 1863. [Frederick Douglass Papers, Library of Congress]

24. Charles Remond Douglass to Frederick Douglass, Camp Hamilton, City Point Virginia, near Bermuda Hundred, May 31 1864

25. Charles Remond Douglass to Anna Murray and Frederick Douglass, Point Lookout, Md., September 15, 1864. [Frederick Douglass Papers, Library of Congress]

Part IV. The 'Incontestable Voice of History' in Frederick Douglass's Manuscripts

26. 'The energy that slumbers in the black man's arm:' Lecture on Santo Domingo, c. 1873

27. 'It is hard for a white man to do justice to a black man:' The Louisiana Senator [P.B.S. Pinchback], c. 1876

28. 'My own murdered people:' William the Silent, 1876

29. 'The Welfare of the Colored People:' The Exodus from the South, c. 1879

30. 'A great example of heroic endeavor:' Eulogy for William Lloyd Garrison, 1879

Part V. 'I Glory in your Spirit'
Frederick Douglass and Family's Fight for the Cause of Liberty in a Post-Emancipation Era

31. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Rochester, NY, May 20, 1864

32. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Mitchellville, MD, September 28, 1864

33. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Rochester, NY, March 26, 1865

34. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Ferry Neck, MD, January 7, 1866

35. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Denver, CO, September 30, 1866

36. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Philadelphia, PA, February 10, 1868

37. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Washington D.C., July 5, 1869

38. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Washington D.C., July 17, 1869

39. Frederick Douglass to Lewis Henry Douglass, Rochester, NY, July 21 1869

40. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen, Washington D.C., September 15, 1869

41. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen Douglass, [Washington D.C.], December 5, 1870

42. Lewis Henry Douglass, 'To Columbian Typographical Union No. 101,' [Washington D.C., January 1871

43. Frederick Douglass to Judge Edmunds, Washington D.C., August 29, 1876

44. Frederick Douglass to Mrs. Marks, Washington D.C., February 13, 1884

45. Frederick Douglass to Charles Remond Douglass, Port Au Prince [Haiti], February 25, 1891

46. Frederick Douglass to Lewis Henry Douglass, March 7 [Port-au-Prince, Haiti], 1891

47. Frederick Douglass to Charles Remond Douglass, c. April 1891

48. Frederick Douglass to Catherine Swan Brown Spear, Cedar Hill, Washington D.C., March 7, 1892

49. Frederick Douglass to Charles Remond Douglass, Haitian Pavilion, Chicago, October 7, 1893

50. Haley George Douglass to Frederick Douglass, Washington D.C, March 3, 1893

51. Frederick Douglass to Haley Douglass, Cedar Hill, [Washington D.C.], March 7, 1893

52. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen Douglass, [Washington D.C.] December 19, 1894

53. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen Douglass, [Washington D.C.] January 20, 1895

54. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen Douglass, [Washington D.C.] January 30, 1895

55. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen Douglass, Washington D.C., February 18, 1895

56. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen Douglass, Washington D.C., October 9, 1900

57. Lewis Henry Douglass to Helen Amelia Loguen Douglass, Washingto D.C., July 5, 1905

58. Lewis Henry Douglass, 'Scrapbook,' Washington D.C., August 2, 1907

59. Lewis Henry Douglass to W. J. Vernon Esq., Washington D.C., December 3, 1907

Part VI. 'I was Born'
Suffering and Sacrifice: Frederick Douglass Jr. and Virginia L. M. Douglass's Unpublished Works

60. Frederick Douglass Jr., Frederick Douglass Jr. in brief from 1842-1890 [c.1890]

61. Frederick Douglass Jr., Untitled Autobiography of Virginia L. M. Hewlett [c.1890]

62. Virginia L. M. Hewlett, To the Fifty Mass. Cavalry, 1864

Part VII. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave and Freeman, as told by Charles Remond Douglass

The 'Sacrifices of my Father[']s Family:' Charles Remond Douglass as Family Historian

63. Charles Remond Douglass, 'Some Incidents of the Home Life of Frederick Douglass,' [c. February 1917]

Part VIII. Frederick Douglass and Family in Photographs and Prints; Walter O. Evans's Frederick Douglass and Family Album

64. John Chester Buttre, Frederick Douglass [c.1853]

65. Anon., Charles Remond Douglass, [c. 1863]

66. Anon., Lewis Henry Douglass, [c. 1863]

67. Anon. Lewis Henry Douglass, [c, 1870]

68. [Anon.], Mathew Brady, Frederick Douglass, [c. 1877]

69. Anon. Frederick Douglass and Unidentified Family Members, Cedar Hill, [c. 1891]

70. Anon. [Dennis (or Denys) Bourdon], Joseph Henry Douglass and Frederick Douglass, May 10, 1894

71. Anon., Charles Remond, Joseph Henry, and Lewis Henry Douglass, February 1895

72. Anon., Charles Remond, Joseph Henry, and Lewis Henry Douglass, February 1895. [Second copy in the collection]

73. J. H. Kent, Charles Remond Douglass, Rochester NY, n.d.

74. Anon., Charles Remond Douglass, 'Commander Frederick Douglass Post No. 21', n.d.

75. Anon., Charles Remond Douglass, n.d.

76. Anon, Charles Remond Douglass, n.d.

77. E. Paul Tilghman, Lewis Henry Douglass, n.d., New Bedford, Mass

78. Anon., Lewis Henry Douglass and unidentified children, n.d.

79. Anon., Unveiling of Frederick Douglass Monument, n.d., [June 9 1899]

80. J. H. Kent, Frederick Douglass Monument, Rochester NY, [c. 1899]

81. Anon, Haley G. Douglass, Highland Beach, 1895

82. Anon., [Unidentified] Charles A. Fraser, c. 1882

83. Anon., [Unidentified Woman], n.d.

84. Anon., [Unidentified Woman in a Rural Landscape], n.d.

85. Anon., Haley George Douglass and Evelyn Virginia Dulaney Douglass, n.d.

86. Anon., [Exterior Landscape, Three Male Children], n.d.

Part IX. Frederick Douglass and Family Resources

Walter O. Evans Frederick Douglass and Family Collection Inventory

Public and Private Archives and Repositories

Primary and Secondary Further Reading
Part X. Helen Amelia Loguen Correspondence in the Walter O. Evans Collection Inventory
Afterword, Kim F. Hall
Index

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