The thirteen reels of Series 4 consist largely of the writings and speeches of William Lloyd Garrison (1838_1909, hereafter WLG 1838) and his son, also named William Lloyd Garrison (1874_1906, hereafter WLG 1874). Approximately three reels of this collection contain the writings and speeches of more than twenty other Garrison relatives, including the patriarch of the family, William Lloyd Garrison (1805_1879). This series is arranged alphabetically by person and includes speeches, writings, poetry, notes, and in some cases related correspondence. The Garrisons were prolific poets and there are large amounts of original poetry in this series. WLG 1838 and WLG 1874 produced the bulk of these writings.