Talk:Henry Highland Garnet

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Garnet or Garnett?[edit]

The title and most of the text refers to H. H. Garnet, but the image caption spells the surname Garnett. The Harlem school named after him uses Garnet, but the school named in his honor near his birthplace in Chestertown, MD uses Garnett. Searching with Google suggests the Garnet spelling is more common, but I wasn't able with my limited Google skills to find any discussion of the alternate spellings that might shed light on which spelling HHG used, which would seem authoritative to me.

Please speak up if you are aware of any reputable sources discussing the alternate spellings. (talk) 04:26, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

It was not unusual for there to be alternative spellings of names during that period... AnonMoos (talk) 17:16, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
I did a bit more digging and found Google Books results confirming he used 'Garnet'. Also, Thurgood Marshall reportedly attended a black Baltimore Public School 103 around 1814 which was AKA Henry Highland Garnet Elementary School (now closed and boarded up, reportedly on National Register of Historic Places and being looked at by the Baltimore government as a possible museum or similar. I'd like to see the Baltimore school mentioned in the article but I haven't properly sourced the details. (talk) 21:16, 30 November 2012 (UTC)


I thought this article has been moving up nicely and it deserve a class-c rate. Let me know if you think differently about my assessment of Garnet's importance in the various categories here. Historian (talk) 00:18, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Kent County, New Market[edit]

New Market, as it is linked in this page, is not in Kent County. James McCune wrote he was born in New Market, Kent County:

In a recent newspaper article Heck wrote: Garnet was born in 1815 on the Kent County plantation of William Spencer near New Market, currently known as Chesterville.

Perhaps we should change this page to reflect a more accurate location. Historian (talk) 20:26, 9 June 2014 (UTC)