Josiah Henson and his wife Nancy

A portrait from a published report, "The Rev. Josiah Henson 'Uncle Tom' in Scotland"

Josiah Henson had dignity and presence. As a slave, he gained the trust and approval of his owners. As a free man, he worked hard and prospered. He was known to have returned south from Canada to lead other refugees out of slavery, and he invested energy and money in their settlement and education in Canada. However, his greatest fame came from his association with a fictional character in a famous novel. His picture was printed in a report after a meeting at City Hall, Glasgow, on April 20, 1877.

Publisher, George Gallie & Son
Baldwin Collection, Toronto Reference Library, Toronto Public Library
Photograph (book)
Catalogue no.: 326.92 H25.3
© 2008, Toronto Public Library. All Rights Reserved.

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