Annotations - Thanksgiving 1908

Curtis Freshel

Photo-IVU_Curtis-Freshel_Henry-Bailey-Stevens_1949.pngCurtis P. Freshel (1886-1968) married the widowed M.R.L. Sharpe in 1917 in Boston. After his wife's death, Curtis Freshel took control of the Millenium Guild; for example, he represented the Guild at the first American Vegetarian Convention in 1949.

He was a noted anti-vivisectionist campaigner, and active in the International Vegetarian Union. Curtis Freshel died in 1968. William Shurtleff and Akiko Aoyagi list the following contributions by Curtis Freshel to The Vegetarian Way: Published on the occasion of the XIX World Vegetarian Congress held in India [November] 1967 (Madras, India: Indian Vegetarian Congress, undated): “The power of endurance. Reverence for life – A vegetarian’s credo” and “A notable pledge. Why don’t we behave like human beings?” History of Vegetarianism and Veganism Worldwide (1430 BCE to 1969) Lafayette, CA: Soyinfo, 2022. 1244. Shurtleff and Aoyagi also describe a large advertisement, “Crusade for the Abolition of Cruelty. 1966. Man called vegetarian at heart!” that appeared in the New York Times (23 April 1966, p. 13, col. 4.) Occupying “almost one full page in size, [it] consists mostly of an article titled “Man against his nature,” by Curtis P. Freshel” (1219).