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Collection of Isaac T. Hopper papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-058

Abstract

This collection includes Isaac T. Hopper's original and photocopied letters and his letterbook. Much of the material concerns his bookselling business and the Hicksite separation. He relates news of figures central to the controversy, including Elisha Bates, Elias Hicks, and Anna Braithwaite. Also included is Hopper's copy of the book, The History of the Life of Thomas Elwood.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1833-1902 [ 1833-1845]

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Isaac T. Hopper was a Quaker reformer and abolitionist. Born in 1771, Hopper was a convinced Friend and staunch Hicksite. Active in prison reform and abolition, he was the editor of the National Anti-slavery Standard. Hopper was disowned by New York Yearly Meeting of Friends in 1842 because of an article which appeared in his publication. He died in 1851.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (8 folders.))

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Margaret Bacon. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1968.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Howard M. Jenkins. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1967.

Alternate Form Available

Also available in digital form on Quakers and Slavery web site: http://triptych.brynmawr.edu/u?/HC_QuakSlav,7974.
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