When serving the researching public, we don't always know the final results of our patrons' hard work.
Earlier this week, E. Fuller Torrey sent me a wonderful, signed copy of his new book, The Martyrdom of Abolitionist Charles Torrey, a project that brought him in to the Congregational Library quite a few years ago to discover what our Charles Torrey collection might say about his ancestor. Happily for him and for us, we were able to shed some light on the 19th century social reformer. Martyrdom illuminates the lesser studied abolitionist, who spent his career in opposition to William Lloyd Garrison.
Congratulations to Dr. Torrey on successfully finishing this book, which was published just this week. For those interested in learning more about Charles Torrey, our collection is still open and available to researchers.