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Archives & Manuscripts

Fussell-Lewis Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-045
This collection includes the papers and correspondence of the Fussell and Lewis famlies. The latter relate primarily family and local news. Of particular interest are several letters by Graceanna Lewis denouncing slavery, an account of the response in New York Yearly Meeting to the disownment of Isaac T. Hopper, and correspondence relating an encounter with the Seneca Indians. Other letters include those written to Mariann Lewis by friends from Kimberton Boarding School, some of which relate to the antislavery movement, and letters from Linnaeus Fussell to his family.

Dates

  • 1836-1938-bulk 1836-1866

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (6 folders.))

Biographical / Historical

Alice Fussell, a birthright Quaker, was born to Henry and Mary Fussell in 1871. She was the granddaughter of Rebecca Lewis Fussell, sister of the well known scientist and humanitarian, Graceanna Lewis, and also of Mariann Lewis. Alice Fussell taught at Friends Central School for many years and died in 1955.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Alice Fussell. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1939.

Creator

Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, and Manuscripts (APPM)

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