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Women's Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Freedman letter and financial papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-149
This collection includes letters and papers concerning the shipment of clothing to Freedmen in Virginia. A letter from Lydia H. Atkinson gives information on the reception of the goods and their dispersal. Lists of specific items sent are also included.

Dates

  • 1863-1866

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (1 folder.))

Biographical / Historical

The Women's Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Freedman was founded in 1862 for the collection and distribution of clothing, medicines, and dry goods for the relief of freed slaves. Though many Quakers were involved in the Association, it was not officially connected to the Society of Friends.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Dorothy Bowers Hallowell. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1990.
Description rules
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