Last updated: January 8, 2023
Like her father Reverend Samuel Snowden, Isabella Holmes assisted fugitives who came to Boston on the Underground Railroad. The Account Book of Francis Jackson, Treasurer The Vigilance Committee of Boston records her as boarding twelve fugitives in the early months following the enactment of the Fugitive Slave Law in 1850. She lived here with her husband on Holmes Alley.1
This Account Book lists Isabella Holmes assisting several freedom seekers in November 1850. (Credit: Dr. Irving H. Bartlett Collection, 1830-1880)
- Kathryn Grover and Janine V. Da Silva, "Historic Resource Study: Boston African American National Historic Site," Boston African American National Historic Site, (2002), 107.