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)

          Jean Libby, editor and compiler       Judith Grevious Cephas                  rifle found in Catonsville linked to African American support for John Brown  
 Philadelphia Freedom
African Americans and John Brown  
                           October 13th 1859