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Ralph R. Gurley, Life of Jehudi Ashmun, Late Colonial Agent in Liberia (New York: Robinson & Franklin, 1839)

Jehudi Ashmun

Jehudi Ashmun (1794-1828), a minister born in Champlain, New York, was appointed by the American Colonization Society as agent in Liberia. He arrived in 1822, along with thirty-five African-American emigrants, only to find the colony with few supplies, rampant health problems, and a hostile local population. Ashmun is often credited with bringing some stability to the young colony.

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Image ID: 1112115
Title: Jehudi Ashmun, the founder of Liberia (from the portrait in Gurley's "Life of Ashmun".)
Source: Liberia by Sir Harry Johnston ; with an appendix on the flora of Liberia by Dr. Otto Stapf ; 28 coloured illustrations by Sir Harry Johnston, 24 botanical drawings by Miss Matilda Smith, 402 black and white illustrations from the author's drawings and from photographs by the author and others, 22 maps by Mr. J. W. Addison, Capt. H. D. Pearson, R. E., Lieut. E. W. Cox, R. E., and the author.
Name: Johnston, Harry Hamilton, Sir (1858-1927) - Author
Published: 1906
Location: General Research and Reference Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Subjects: American Colonization Society
Ashmun, J. (Jehudi), 1794-1828
Champlain (N.Y.)
Colonial agents
Liberia
Portraits

Keywords: American Colonization Society
Ashmun, Jehudi
Colonization
Liberia
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