Footnotes to "The Underground Railroad"

1 Page Smith, Daughters of the Promised Land (Boston, 1970), 109-10.

2 Gilbert H. Barnes, The Antislavery Impulse, 1830-1844 (Gloucester, Mass., 1933).

3 Philip Kabel notebook, Philip Kabel Collection, Indiana Historical Society Library.

4 Wilbur H. Siebert, The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom (New York, 1898), 358.

5 Interview with Richard Ratcliff, Henry County County Historian.

6 Siebert, The Underground Railroad, 67.

7 Henriett Buckmaster, Let My People Go: The Story of the Underground Railroad and the Growth of the Abolition Movement (New York. 1941), 58-59.

8 Ibid., 78-79; Levi Coffin, Reminiscences (Cincinnati, 1876), 190.

9 Coffin, Reminiscences, 106-8, 190. There are those who argue that Coffin has received too much credit. "Many obscure people," one writer observes, "helped in this work and many men in and around Newport seemed to have had as much share in the Underground Railroad as did Levi Coffin." W. D. Waldrip, "A Station of the Underground Railroad," Indiana Magazine of History, 7 (June, 1911), 65.

10 Coffin, Reminiscences, 441-46.

11 Julia S. Conklin, "The Underground Railroad in Indiana," Indiana Magazine of History, 6 (June, 1910), 64.

12 James E. Morlock, The Evansville Story: A Cultural Interpretation (n.p., 1956), 62, 78; Frank M. Gilbert, History of the City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, Indiana (Chicago, 1910), 176.

13 Warrant for Thomas McCormick, Governor Wright Papers, Archives Division, Archives and Records Administration. See also Wright to The Secretary of State, June 28, 1855; Vincennes Gazette, December 29, 1864.

14 Ruth Miley McClellan, Pike County History, Bicentennial Edition, 1776-1976 (Petersburg: Pike County Historical Society, 1976), 147; History of Pike and Dubois Counties, Indiana (Chicago, 1885), 265.

15 Jewett obituary, clipping from Lafayette Courier, May 21, 1872, in William M. Reser Collection, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library.

16 Matilda Gresham, The Life of Walter Quintin Gresham, 1832-1895 (2 vols., Chicago, 1919), 1:33; Arville L. Funk, "Railroad to Freedom," Outdoor Indiana, November, 1964, pp. 5-9.

17 "A Glimpse of Pioneer Life in Jennings County," 137, Alice Ann Bundy Collection, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library; Coffin, Reminiscences, 181-82.

18 Etta Reeves French, "Stephen S. Harding: A Hoosier Abolitionist," Indiana Magazine of History, 27 (September, 1931), 207-29; Mary Reid Gillum, "Personal Recollections," Samuel Reid Collection, Indiana Historical Society Library; Thornbrough, The Negro in Indiana, 44; Henry Lester Smith, "The Underground Railroad in Monroe County," Indiana Magazine of History, 13 (1917), 288-90.

19 Coffin, Reminiscences, 111-12.

20 Emery O. Muncie, "History of Jefferson County, Indiana" (M.A. thesis, Indiana University, 1932), 142.

21 Harry Lemen, "The Todd House and Its Relation to the Underground Railroad," typescript in clipping file ("Counties: Jefferson-Madison"), Indiana Division, Indiana State Library; Madison's 175th Anniversary Commemorative Book (n.p., [1984]), 19.

22 Neals Creek Anti-Slavery Society minutes, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library; Helen M. Gourley, "These Historic Hills: Early Jefferson County," 45 (unpublished paper, copy in possession of author); Henry County Female Anti-Slavery Society minutes, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library.

23 A.L. Gary and E.B. Thomas, Centennial History of Rush County (2 vols., Indianapolis, 1921), 1:509-11; Sarah Newby, "Underground Railroad," in Rush County Sesquicentennial History (Rushville, 1972), 20-21.

24 Newby, "Underground Railroad," 20-21; Coffin, Reminiscences, 247-54.

25 Newby, "Underground Railroad," 21.

26 Conklin, "The Underground Railroad in Indiana," 69.

27 Underground Railroad pledge with signature of J. Pease, Thomas Marshall Collection, Indiana Historical Society Library.

28 Addison Coffin, Life and Travels of Addison Coffin (Cleveland, 1897), 88-89.

29 History of Northeastern Wayne County, Indiana (Evansville, 1976), 331; M. W. Montgomery, History of Jay County, Indiana (Chicago, [1864]), 56-57; Ida Helen McCarty, "The Story of the Erection of the Marker at Balbec, Jay County, where Eliza Harris of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' is Said to Have Hidden as a Runaway Slave," typescript in Indiana Division, Indiana State Library.

30 Helen Hibberd Windle, The Underground Railroad in Northern Indiana ([South Bend], 1939), 4.

31 Benjamin Quarles, Black Abolitionists (1969; reprint, New York, 1975), 145.

32 Ibid., 7-8.

33 Brown, Narrative of William Wells Brown, in Osofsky, ed., Puttin ' On Ole Massa, 223, 216.

34 Madison Courier, January 12, 1880.

35 "Blacks in and Around Jefferson County," typescript in Jefferson County Library, Madison, Indiana.

36 Madison Courier, June 15, 1874; Elijah Anderson case file, Governor C. S. Morehead Papers, Public Records Division, Frankfort, Kentucky.

37 "Blacks in and Around Jefferson County"; Collins Fitch to Governor C. S. Morehead, July 31, 1858, Morehead Papers.

38 N. T. Rogers, "Decatur County's Part in the Historic Underground Railway of Slavery Days," typescript in Indiana Division, Indiana State Library; Thornbrough, The Negro in Indiana, 41-43.

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