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Abstract This collection contains a circular with extracts of the minutes of the Executive Committee of the Free Produce Association of Friends, 1834, which notes its organization in Sixth Month [June] of the previous year; a circular dated 1848 addressed to Isaac Thorne announcing the opening of a store on Pearl Street; and published reports of the Board of Managers, 1849, 1851-1854.
Overview The collection contains correspondence between members of the Gideon and Mary W. (Willets) Frost family, Hicksite Quakers of Westbury, Long Island, New York. Gideon Frost was a successful merchant, philanthropist, and founder of Friends Academy at Locust Valley. Family members were active in Quaker concerns, especially education and abolition. The letters mention prominent Friends, family, and anti-slavery concerns.
Dates: 1831, 1838, 1843 and 1871
New-York Society for Promoting the Manumission of Slaves, and Protecting Such of Them as Have Been, or May Be Liberated, list of members
Abstract Contains a membership list providing names, addresses, and year joined. Also a statement of the number of Africans and their descendants who had been freed and the number attending the free school in New York City, 1791-1814. The list was kept by Isaac T. Hopper.
The New York Association of Friends for the Relief of Those Held in Slavery and the Improvement of the Free People of Color
Overview The New York Association of Friends for the Relief of Those Held in Slavery and the Improvement of Free People of Color was a Quaker society in New York City, organized in 1839. Its purpose was to support the abolition of slavery and educational charities for blacks. This small collection contains a minute book (6/1839-5/1843) and loose minutes (1844).
- Subject: Antislavery movements -- New York (State) -- New York X
- Densmore, Christopher 1
- Free Produce Association of Friends, of New-York Yearly Meeting 1
- Frost, Gideon, 1798-1880 1
- Frost, Mary W. (Mary Willets), 1803-1847 1
- Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 1
- Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852 1
- New-York Society for Promoting the Manumission of Slaves, and Protecting Such of Them as Have Been, or May Be Liberated 1
- The New York Association of Friends for the Relief of Those Held in Slavery and the Improvement of the Free People of Color 1 ∧ less