William Still and the Underground Railroad
"Do remember me very kindly to my inquiring friends. But I seldom hear of late from St. Catharines." - William Still. William Still helped hundreds of escaping slaves find freedom in Canada and the American north via the Underground Railroad. It is amazing to see him specifically mention St. Catharines in this personal note on one of his boarding house ads.
This handbill is among the many treasures found in the Rick Bell Family Collection. https://dr.library.brocku.ca/handle/10464/5023.