Newspaper clippings regarding the abolitionist George Bourne, in which his life and legacy is discussed in highly complimentary terms. Three clippings consist of letters by William Lloyd Garrison to Theodore Bourne, George Bourne's son, dated 18 Nov. 1858, 14 April 1869, and 1 August 1870. There is also a clipping of a letter by John Greenleaf Whittier to Theodore Bourne, 7 Jan. 1885. In the margin, there is a notation in the hand of Theodore Bourne, listing some books and writings that Rev. George Bourne authored and his work as an editor
Included with the clippings is part of a letter by Theodore Bourne to an unknown person. Bourne writes: "Is it not an extraordinary spectacle, unparalleled in all history that the Party of Freedom and Progress, of Lincolns day, should have become so demoralized and degenerate under McKinley as to violate all its antecedents and principles, as to wage a War of Congress and Massacre against a people struggling for Civil and Religious Liberty?"