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Archives & Manuscripts

Post family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-176

Abstract

Correspondence received by Mary and Joseph Post from 1833 to 1882. Also includes a letter from Elias Hicks to Willet Robbins, a letter received from the English Quaker minister, Martha Routh (1782), and a number of family deeds and other papers. Correspondents of Joseph and Mary Post include Anna Greene, John Ketcham, Amy (Kirby) and Isaac Post, Joseph Dugdale, James and Lucretia Mott, and Cyrus Peirce. Topics include the illness of Priscilla Cadwallader"modern" abolitionism, spiritualism and the "Rochester rappings" fugitive slaves in Rochester, the Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends, Rowland Johnson, the ministry of Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, and related topics.

Dates

  • 1742-1908

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Mary and Joseph Post were members of the Society of Friends and active in a number of 19th century reform movements including abolition, peace, and women's rights. Joseph, the son of Edmund and Catharine (Willits) Post of Westbury, Long Island, married Mary W. Robbins, the daughter of Willet and Esther (Seaman), in 1828. Joseph's brother, Isaac Post, was also involved in reform; he and his wife, Amy Kirby Post, were prominent in the spiritualist movement in upstate New York.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (25 folders.))

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Helen S. Post. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1987.

Creator

Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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