Note: Named for American abolitionist & underground railroad figure Francis Jackson of MA. The youngest child, he was his father's constant companion in retirement, and his biographer after death. "The Letters of William Lloyd Garrison," Louis Ruchames, Walter McIntosh Merrill, comp & ed. Harvard University Press, 1981 Page 18: "No man could have been closer to his family than Frank...but he also admired young women, loved babies and small children, and would have liked to have had a family of his own earlier than he did." His first wife died from complications after a difficult childbirth. The child she bore, Ruth Phillips Garrison, died the same day she was born. He had two sons with his second wife, only one survived to adulthood. Francis and Wendell were the most scholarly of the Garrison children and it fell to them to compile and edit their father's correspondence for publication. They also collaborated on an exhaustive biography of Garrison and his life's work. Source: "Boston confronts Jim Crow, 1890-1920," by Mark Schneider (1997) Page 78- "Underlying the respect between the two men (Garrison and BT Washington) was a common belief in both Puritan and Yankee values...Nevertheless, their correspondence reveals an underlying tension between Garrison's latent militancy and Washington's accommodationism..." Francis Jackson Garrison to Oswald Garrison Villard The Cedars, April 9, 1905 "Dear Oswald: I return the Du Bois letter & documents herewith, after showing them to Uncle William, who sympathizes with my view of the matter as expressed in my hasty letter of Friday to you. I do not know that I have much to add to what I wrote. It will take a great deal more than what Du Bois has written or presented to shake my faith in Washington's purity of purpose & absolute freedom from selfishness and personal ambition. In spite of all the praise & honors & laudation that he is constantly receiving, I do not believe that he has any thought or purpose but the uplifting of his race, & I am sure that whatever he does is with that single object in view. Nor have I ever seen the slightest trace of personal jealousy, bitterness or resentment in him towards those who have been so despiteful towards him..."
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