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Gertrude Kimber


Gertrude Kimber Burleigh lived in an activist family even before her marriage to Charles C. Burleigh. Her marriage, like other Abolitionist unions, was a partnership, presaging twentieth- and twenty-first century heterosexual marriages for being friendships and shared political agendas.

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Signature from Gertrude Kimber Burleigh's 1857 letter to Samuel J. May Jr., in the Boston Public Library's Abolitionist collection, found online here.

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