Thomas Wentworth Higginson

  • American


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Significant name Col Thomas Wentworth Higginson House Cambridge, MA
1847/09/20 Mary Channing marries Thomas Wentworth Higginson in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Groom Marriage of Mary Channing and Thomas Wentworth Higginson
1854/05/26 Between three to five thousand antislavery protesters attend the Great Meeting Organize by the Boston Vigilance Committee (BVC) to aid Anthony Burns. Abolitionist Faneuil Hall Boston Fugitive Slave Trial of Anthony Burns
1854/05/26 Abolitionist led by Thomas Higginson use a battering ram to break down the courthouse (lost) door in an effort to free Anthony Burns. Deputy federal marshal James Batchelder, wounded in the groin, dies. The attackers retreat and Burns remains in custody. Abolitionist Fugitive Slave Trial of Anthony Burns
1854/10/28 Federal marshal Asa O Butman arrives in Worcester to investigate Higginson's part in the Burns Riot. Confronted by angry abolitionist, Butman escapes the mob with personal assistance from Rev Higginson and Martin Stowell. Butman promises to never return. Abolitionist Fugitive Slave Trial of Anthony Burns
1854/12/05 Rev T W Higginson and Martin Stowell receives an invitation from Ben Hallet to come to Boston and answer to the charge of resisting the laws of the United States by participating in the attempt to rescue Anthony Burns. Abolitionist Fugitive Slave Trial of Anthony Burns
1854/12/13 "T W Higginson and Martin Stowell appeared in Court, and gave bonds to take their trial, in the sum of $1,500, each." Massachusetts Spy. Higginson's case will be dismissed for lack of evidence. Abolitionist Fugitive Slave Trial of Anthony Burns
1860/00/00 Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harriet Spofford's literary mentor, convinces Lowell that "In a Cellar" was actually written by Harriet Spofford, a young lady from New England. Mentor In a Cellar (short story)
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