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"The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-021
Overview In Thomas Clarkson's manuscript "The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade," he describes the Quaker influence in the abolitionist movement in Britain and the parliamentary debates leading to the Slave Trade Act of 1807. The manuscript describes both the arguments in support and in opposition to abolition, and the actions of the members of the abolition movement. Volume 1 contains the early history of the abolition movement until July,...
Dates: Undated.

William Dillwyn diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-017
Overview William Dillwyn was a Philadelphia Quaker abolitionist who was tutored under Anthony Benezet. Entries describe Dillwyn's travels from his home in Burlington, New Jersey, to Charleston, South Carolina, including lists of things to pack, the voyage, and the weather. Later entries describe Dillwyn's time in South Carolina, visits with Friends, business, and Quaker meetings.
Dates: 1772-1773

Female Anti-Slavery Sewing Society records

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-010
Overview The Female Anti-Slavery Sewing Society's mission was to: "We organise ourselves a Sewing Society, for the purpose of relieving the sufferings of that class of our countrymen, who have fled from the oppression which they endured under the unjust laws of our country, and found a refuge in Canada." The minutes do not indicate location, founding or ending dates for the Society. The collection includes one book from 1852 - 1854 which begins with the mission of the society, and otherwise includes...
Dates: 1852-1854

Free Produce Association of Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-011
Overview The Free Produce Assocation of Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting was a Quaker organization, founded in 1845 in Philadelphia, PA. The free produce association was a boycott movement against "produce," anything produced by slave labor. This collection contains the minutes from 1845 - 1852, from the Free Produce Association of the Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The minutes contain finance reports, nominations for officiers, and reports from various committees, including reports from...
Dates: 1845-1852

Amelia Mott Gummere papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1005
Overview Amelia Mott Gummere (1859-1937) was a noted writer on Quaker subjects. Her published works include The Quaker: a Atudy in Costume, 1901; The Journal and Essays of John Woolman, 1922; Witchcraft and Quakerism, 1908; and several other works. She was editor of the Bulletin of the Friends Historical Association and President of the John Woolman Association.
Dates: 1681-1961; Majority of material found within 1899 - 1937

Benjamin S. Jones papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-105
Overview This collection contains correspondence related to the manuscripts of Benjamin Jones, as well as two of his typed manuscripts.
Dates: 1840, 1938-1948

New Jersey Society of Promoting the Abolition of Slavery records

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-018
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of two volumes, one from the New Jersey Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and one from its Burlington County branch. They both contain minutes. The state Society provided nominations of members to the county groups, as well as created rules, by-laws, and constitutions to run those organizations. Much of their work was in the oversight of the county branches. The Burlington County branch minutes also contain the revised constitution, as well as...
Dates: 1793-1809

John Greenleaf Whittier letterbook

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-025
Overview John Greenleaf Whittier was an American Quaker poet and editor, as well as an involved abolitionist. He was a delegate to the Anti-Slavery Society in 1833, a member of the State Legislature in 1835, founded the antislavery Liberty party in 1840, and ran for Congress in 1842. Topics covered in Whittier's letterbook include news of health and family, as well as discussions of contributions to "The Non-Slaveholder" and discussions of English Friends.
Dates: 1842-1873