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Elijah F. Pennypacker anti-slavery correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-097

Abstract

This collection includes letters written to Elijah Pennypacker concerning the anti-slavery movement. It includes correspondence from Abby Kelly and H.B. Stanton relating to the American Anti-Slavery Society, from Thomas Garrett concerning arrangements for transportation and placement of freed and escaped slaves, and from William Still about a visit and lecture by William Wells Brown.

Dates

  • 1839-1861

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Elijah F. Pennypacker was a convinced Quaker of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Born around 1804 of Mennonite descent, he was active in abolition and the underground railroad. He was a member of Radnor Monthly Meeting and a minister until his death in 1888.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (5 folders.))

Language

English

Alternate Form Available

Also available in digital form on Quakers and Slavery web site: http://triptych.brynmawr.edu/u?/HC_QuakSlav,4105.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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