Mattie Griffith Browne
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|Mattie Griffith Browne|
October 2, 1828
Owensboro, Kentucky U.S.
|Died||May 25, 1906
Boston, Massachusetts U.S.
|Other names||Martha Griffith Browne|
|Known for||Autobiography of a Female Slave|
Her family owned slaves. In time, she inherited half a dozen slaves from her father.
In spite of her former slave-holding status, she became an abolitionist and advocated for emancipation in her writing. She is best known for her novel, Autobiography of a Female Slave, published in 1856. Another one of her notable works is a serialized novel, Madge Vertner, and was published in the National Anti-Slavery Standard from July 1859 to May 1860.
On June 27, 1867, Griffith Browne married the journalist, abolitionist, and banker Albert Gallatin Browne, Jr., in New York City. Her husband was the son of Albert G. Browne and mother Sarah J. Cox.
Works and publications
- Browne, Martha Griffith (1853). Poems by Mattie Griffith. New York: D. Appleton & Company. OCLC 256758586.
- Browne, Martha Griffith (1857). Autobiography of a Female Slave. New York: Redfield. OCLC 50822597.
- Browne, Martha Griffith (20 December 1862). "Ratie: A True Story of a Little Hunchback". National Anti-Slavery Standard (Vol. XXIII, No.32). OCLC 53102768.
- Browne, Martha Griffith (15 August 1863). "Letter: Not Slavery and a Truce, but Emancipation and Peace". National Anti-Slavery Standard (Vol. XXIV, No. 14). OCLC 53102638.
- "Mattie Browne - Massachusetts Deaths". FamilySearch. 25 May 1906. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- Lockard, Joe (2007). "Griffith Browne, Mattie". American National Biography. Oxford University Press.
- "Mattie Griffith mentioned in the record of Albert Browne Jr. and Mattie Griffith". FamilySearch. 27 June 1867. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- Child, Lydia Maria Francis (27 March 1862). "How a Kentucky Girl Emancipated Her Slaves". The Independent. pp. 6–7.
Originally published in The New York Tribune
- Andrews, William L. "Martha Griffith Browne, d. 1906". Documenting the American South. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
- Lockard, Joe (Summer 2002). "'A Light Broke Out Over My Mind': Mattie Griffith, Madge Vertner, and Kentucky Abolitionism". The Filson History Quarterly. 76: 245–285. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- MacKinnon, William P. (1 November 2008). "Albert Gallatin Browne Jr.: Brief life of an early war correspondent: 1832-1891". Harvard Magazine. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- "Martha "Mattie" Griffith Browne". Find A Grave. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
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