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The New York Association of Friends for the Relief of Those Held in Slavery and the Improvement of the Free People of Color

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-051
This small collection contains a minute book (6/1839-5/1843) and loose minutes (1844).

Dates

  • 1839-1844

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 vol. 1 folder)

Overview

The New York Association of Friends for the Relief of Those Held in Slavery and the Improvement of Free People of Color was a Quaker society in New York City, organized in 1839. Its purpose was to support the abolition of slavery and educational charities for blacks. This small collection contains a minute book (6/1839-5/1843) and loose minutes (1844).

Biographical / Historical

The New York Association of Friends for the Relief of Those Held in Slavery and the Improvement of Free People of Color was an association organized in 1839 by individual Hicksite Quakers to support abolition of slavery and the education of blacks in New York City. The first meeting was held 6/1/1839, in the Rose Street Meeting House and other meetings were held in Friends' homes. Thirty-six members are listed in 1840, including Isaac T. Hopper, James Gibbons and Charles Marriott.

The Association corresponded with a similar group in Green Plain, Clark County, Ohio, and with the Association of Friends held in Philadelphia for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery. The Antislavery Standard published accounts of its work.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Milton Hopkins, 1951
Immediate Source of Acquisition Milton Hopkins was the great grandson of Isaac Tatem Hopper

Processing Information

Previously cited as The New York Association for the Relief of Those Held in Slavery and the Improvement of the Free People of Color.
Title
An Inventory of the The New York Association of Friends for the Relief of Those Held in Slavery and the Improvement of the Free People of Color Records, 1839-1844
Author
FHL staff
Date
2001
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

Revision Statements

  • 2016: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.

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