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1834 Vegan Enthusiasm In Portland Maine

For the benefit of 2016 vegans – here – are HappyCow’s Maine listings In our Ernest Bell Library, we have an original handwritten letter from 1834, identifying one early ‘close to vegan’ Portland  resident – Reverend Henry Aiken Worcester, a Swedenborgian minister – and one ‘vegan’ visitor – Dr. Sylvester Graham. The letter tells us that Portland was quite a ‘vegan paradise’ in the 1830s. I use ‘vegan’ with inverted…

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Abandoning All Animal Food – Vegan Advocacy From The 1840s

‘..abandoning all animal food..’ = consuming nothing which has an animal source = 100% vegetarian = vegan Some Very Pleasant History Discussions of Vegan Advocacy from the 1840s  An 1851 Article by R. T. Trall Russell Thacher ‘R. T.’ Trall’s – autographed 1860s Carte de Visite. The original is in the Ernest Bell Library. The article appeared in an Almanac published in London, UK in 1851 – by the London, UK based vegan, William Horsell. …

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Veganism – A Life Containing No Logical Contradictions

Here we reflect on some of our favorite early vegans (…..and aspiring vegans), and some of their writings / publications, where they discuss 100% perfectly consistent vegetable diets. Definitions of old terms are in green – debate welcomed! We also share some special items from our Ernest Bell Library. . 1886 Henry S. Salt – in his essay Food Reform – Published: Westminster Review, October 1886 “To Sylvester Graham, above all others, should perhaps…

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Asenath Nicholson – ‘Vegan in New York’ in the 1830s – Missionary, Philanthropist And Traveler

I add  bold red to some text to emphasize vegan-ness. J ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. ~ “My reason for objecting to every species of matter to be used as food, except the direct produce of the earth – as maybe seen in my last publication – is founded on the broad ground that no other matter is suited to the organs of man. This applies then with the same force to eggs, milk, cheese, and fish,…

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American Vegetarian Society 1850 & Remembering Rynn Berry – by Martin Rowe

Daily Evening Transcript ~ Boston, Massachusetts ~ Monday, May 20, 1850   The editorial is a journalist’s ‘take’ on the inaugural meeting of The American Vegetarian Society of Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th May 1850! Quite a cutting / sarcastic piece of journalism! ……but we are are very glad that it was written. Prior to today, this has appeared nowhere else on the Internet. This is the last item which we were…

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