Summer of   1859

research articles and photographs about John Brown's liberation plans
and events as they occurred before his raid at Harpers Ferry, Virginia,
on October 16, 1859

Jean Libby, author and editor

Register of the
Washington House in
Hagerstown, Maryland
"I. Smith & Sons" spent
the night of June 30,
1859 on their way to
Harpers Ferry

Full article

Document was discovered by
John C. Frye, archivist of the
Western Maryland Room in 1981
From the Carpetbag:  Documents in the Dreer
Collection at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
by Eric Ledell Smith, the State Museum of Pennsylvania
(Allies for Freedom, 2006)  
Discoveries Relating to
the John Brown Farm

  Annie's Got Her Gun!

        by Jean Libby
The Dauphin Thompson
by Micheal J. Konowal
Fall 2012

The Documents Chase: Records Pertaining to John
Brown at the National Archives and Records
by Prof. John M. Lawlor, Reading Area Community College
(Allies for Freedom, 2006)   

John Frye was also a National
Park Service Ranger on the
C & O Canal

he has shown many visitors the
way for our research trails

Rev. Albert Moser of the United
Methodist Church at Mt. Lock
where Osborne Anderson and
Albert Hazlett crossed into
Maryland escaping capture in
Virginia on October 17, 1859

photos by Jean Libby, 1978

   with gratitude to Mrs.
Dora M. Wasshington and
   the people of Asbury
United Methodist Church
in Shepherdstown, West
Virginia in support of my
first published book
     Black Voices From
Harpers Ferry in 1978-79.

           Jean Libby
          Jimica Akinloye Kenyatta                                          Hannah N. Geffert                                         Evelyn M.E. Taylor           Eva Slezak    Enoch Pratt Free Library                    Louis M. Diggs
                    Allies for Freedom authors in Maryland and West Virginia       
John Brown Mysteries   (1999)

Judith Grevious Cephas                                                  The Guns of October and The Woodlands of Maryland                    by Hannah N. Geffert and Jean Libby, w/ Julie de Mateis