Place Unit Type
Containing Unit
Date Type
Abundant Canadian harvest celebrated with a day of thanksgiving across the country US/the World
At the siege of Lucknow, William Hall becomes the first black man to win the Victoria Cross Battles/Soldiers
Atlantic packet returning from France sinks off Nova Scotia and nine seamen drown Crime/Disasters
Canada's Grand Trunk Railway links Montreal with Detroit Business/Industry
Canadians meet in a convention at Toronto to discuss federation US/the World
- Continuing his North American tour, the Prince of Wales is in Charlottetown on Prince Edward's Island US/the World
Decimal currency is adopted in the Province of Canada Foreign
Fugitive slave John Price arrested in Oberlin, Ohio but freed by a anti-slavery mob in nearby Wellington Slavery/Abolition
Giant steamer Great Eastern used as troopship as Britain reinforces Canada US/the World
Mob frees fugitive Shadrach Minkins after his arrest in Boston Slavery/Abolition
President Buchanan invites the Prince of Wales to visit the United States US/the World
Queen Victoria proclaims that a Federal Canada will achieve Dominion status on July 1, 1867. Lawmaking/Litigating
Secretary of State Seward urges Great Lakes governors to fortify their lakeside ports against foreign threats Lawmaking/Litigating
Senate Committee investigating Harpers Ferry issues warrant for arrest of Frank Sanborn Lawmaking/Litigating
- Winter gale causes havoc to shipping on the St. Lawrence Seaway in Canada Crime/Disasters
Name Type
British Columbia, Canada State or Province
Canada East State or Province
Canada West (Ontario) State or Province
Eaton, Canada City or Town
Halifax, Canada City or Town
Lower Canada State or Province
New Brunswick, Canada State or Province
Newfoundland, Canada State or Province
Novia Scotia State or Province
Prince Edward Island, Canada State or Province
Quebec, Canada City or Town
Uxbridge, Canada City or Town
Yorkville, Canada City or Town
Date Title
New York Herald, "The Fugitive Slave," December 30, 1847
New York Herald, “Mr. Clay's Compromise, and the Cabinet,” February 1, 1850
Seth Concklin to William Still, February 18, 1851
Boston (MA) Herald, “Satisfied with his Condition,” May 1, 1851
New Orleans (LA) Picayune, “The Fugitive Slave Law,” June 18, 1851
New York Herald, “Important Decision on the Fugitive Slave Law,” September 4, 1851
(Columbus) Ohio State Journal, "The Christiana Tragedy," September 23, 1851
New York Times, “Arrest and Rescue of Fugitive Slaves,” October 22, 1852
New York Times, "Runaway Slaves," November 26, 1852
Philadelphia Vigilance Committee Journal, April 3, 1853
John Henry Hill to William Still, October 30, 1853
John Henry Hill to Philadelphia Vigilance Committee, November 1, 1853
Louisville (KY) Journal, "Freight on the Underground Railroad," January 21, 1854
Boston (MA) Herald, “Fugitives,” March 20, 1854
William Henry Gilliam to William Still, June 8, 1854
New York Times, "The Nebraska Bill in Indiana," June 16, 1854
Memphis (TN) Appeal, "An Abolitionist in Trouble," July 20, 1854
Charleston (SC) Mercury, "Starving Fugitive Slaves in Canada," August 11, 1854
John Henry Hill to William Still, September 14, 1854
Ellen Saunders to William Still, October 16, 1854
New York Herald, “A Singular Slave Case in Indiana,” December 18, 1854
Abigail Goodwin to William Still, January 1, 1855
Abigail Goodwin to William Still, January 25, 1855
Abigail Goodwin to William Still, March 25, 1855
Louisville (KY) Journal, "Escape of Slaves," April 20, 1855
Thomas Bayne to William Still, June 23, 1855
Abigail Goodwin to William Still, August 1, 1855
Abigail Goodwin to William Still, September 9, 1855
Boston (MA) Herald, "The Fugitive Slave Case," October 10, 1855
Miss. G. A. Lewis to William Still, October 28, 1855
Richmond (VA) Dispatch, "The Underground Railroad," December 6, 1855
N. R. Johnston to William Still, December 26, 1855
Thomas Garrett to William Still, July 19, 1856
Harriet Eglin to William Still, July 31, 1856
Robert Jones to William Still, August 9, 1856
New Orleans (LA) Picayune, "Runaways in Canada," August 9, 1856
Harriet Eglin to William Still, October 28, 1856
Boston (MA) Herald, "Untitled," October 31, 1856
Thomas Garrett to James Miller McKim and William Still, November 4, 1856
L. D. Mansfield to William Still, December 15, 1856
Thomas Garrett to William Still, March 27, 1857
New York Times, “England and America,” April 29, 1857
L. D. Mansfield to William Still, May 4, 1857
C. L. Groce to Luke, May 28, 1857
Richmond (VA) Dispatch, "The Underground Railroad to Canada," May 29, 1857
New York Herald, “The Late Abolition Revolutionary Proceedings in Ohio,” May 31, 1857
John Delaney (Oscar Ball) to William Still, October 25, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, “Colored Population of Canada,” November 26, 1857
New York Times, “Fugitive Slave Case at Ann Arbor, Mich,” December 4, 1857
William Brady to William Still, December 17, 1857
New York Herald, "The Kansas Trouble in Congress," January 3, 1858
Charleston (SC) Mercury, "Runaway Negros," February 15, 1858
Louisa F. Jones to William Still, May 15, 1858
Boston (MA) Liberator, “Underground Railroad,” August 27, 1858
Thomas F. Page to William Still, October 6, 1858
New York Times, "A Phase of Slavery," January 13, 1859
New York Herald, “Another Grand Scheme of Annexation,” January 22, 1859
New York Times, “The Fugitive Slave Law,” March 4, 1859
Charleston (SC) Mercury, "Slave Stealing in Missouri," March 8, 1859
Louisville (KY) Journal, “‘U. G.’ Railroad Statistics,” March 14, 1859
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “A Rich Scene,” April 29, 1859
New York Herald, "The Underground Railroad," August 14, 1859
Boston (MA) Liberator, “Meetings in Boston,” August 26, 1859
New York Times, “Latest Dispatches,” October 21, 1859
New York Herald, "Runaway Slaves in Canada," November 1, 1859
Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "The Underground Railroad," November 3, 1859
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Old Brown's Speech," November 4, 1859
Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Harper's Ferry Trouble," November 10, 1859
Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “Crime Among Fugitive Negroes,” November 18, 1859
New York Herald, “The South and Southern Safety,” December 4, 1859
New York Herald, "The Underground Railroad and Its Victims," January 5, 1860
New York Herald, “The Runaway Slaves,” January 5, 1860
Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “The Underground Railroad,” January 7, 1860
New York Herald, "Effect of our Account of The Fugitive Slaves in Canada," January 13, 1860
New York Herald, “Trouble Among the Canadian Negroes,” January 20, 1860
Boston (MA) Herald, “A Conflict of the Races in Canada,” January 23, 1860
Boston (MA) Herald, “Telegraph to the Herald,” January 24, 1860
Savannah (GA) News,“The Negro Riots in Canada,” January 30, 1860
Savannah (GA) News, “The Underground Railroad,” February 3, 1860
New York Herald, "The Colored Refugees in Canada," February 6, 1860
New York Times, "Senator Brown on International Law," March 8, 1860
New York Herald, “Visit of the Price of Wales to America,” March 25, 1860
William Wilkins to James Watson Webb, March 26, 1860
New York Herald, "A Mishap on the Underground Railroad," April 21, 1860
John W. Jones to William Still, June 6, 1860
Boston (MA) Herald, “A Fugitive,” June 7, 1857
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Prince of Wales,” August 27, 1860
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Canadian Orangemen Renouncing Allegiance to British Rule,” October 6, 1860
New York Times, “Very Suspicious,” October 15, 1860
Newark (OH) Advocate, "The Prince's Visit from a Canadian Point of View," November 2, 1860
New York Herald, “The Meeting of Congress,” November 28, 1860
New York Herald, “Honor to Abolitionism Pure and Simple,” March 24, 1861
Memphis (TN) Appeal, "The Underground Railroad," April 9, 1861
Boston (MA) Liberator, “An Ancient and A Modern Compromise,” April 19, 1861
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Feeling in Canada,” August 2, 1861
Memorandum by Alexander T. Galt, Canadian diplomat, describing interview with Abraham Lincoln, December 5, 1861
Hiram Corson to Robert Corson, November 1, 1871
William Whipper to William Still, December 4, 1871
Daniel Bonsall to William Still, 1872
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