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Abington monthly meeting manumissions

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-001
Scope and Content note This volume records the manumissions of slaves for various members of Abington Monthly meeting. The Manumissions include a statement describing who the slave holder is freeing, and why, and includes the signatures of the slave holders and their witnesses. Individuals whose manumission of slaves is recorded in the volume include: Thomas Walton, David Parry, Thomas Fletcher, Susannah and Thomas Walmsley, Sarah Bolton, Margaret Bolton, Rachel Bolton, and Isaac Bolton, Silar Walmsey, Thomas...
Dates: 1775

Thomas P. Cope Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1013
Overview Letters, legal, business and financial papers, accounts, minutes, diary, portraits and other papers chiefly related to the Cope family of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Topics include business and civic interests in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting committe aiding German Separatists led by Joseph M. Bimeler (Baumler), Separation of 1827-1828, slavery and immigration of free blacks to Haiti, War of 1812, etc. Letters (1854-1857) of Thomas Garrett (1789-1871) discuss his work assisting...
Dates: 1795-1891

Garrett, McCollin, and Vail family papers

 Series
Identifier: HC.MC-950-081
Overview This collection contains the correspondence of the Garrett, McCollin, and Vail families.
Dates: 1820-1920

“A Short Account of a visit made by Isaac Jackson to Friends on the Western Shore of Maryland: 1776”

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-017
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript which describes Jackson’s interviews with Quaker slaveholders in Maryland. The volume is organized by the names of individuals that Jackson interviewed, their reasons for owning slaves, and whether or not they were determined to maintain ownership, or could be persuaded to set them free.
Dates: 1776

Samuel Jones papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-108
Overview This collection is comprised of two items of Samuel Jones's papers, and includes a copy of his will, as well as a copy of an emancipation document for a family enslaved by Jones.
Dates: 1820, 1833

Manumissions

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-122
Overview This collection is comprised of original and typed transcripts of manumissions of enslaved people.
Dates: 1771-1780

William Parker scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-04-012
Overview The scrapbook is comprised of clippings of an article on the Christiana Riot, published in 1910 by the Atlantic Monthly, but originally published in 1866. The article, "The Freedman's Story," was written by William Parker, a formerly enslaved person who escaped slavery and became an abolitionist and activist in Pennsylvania. He was a key actor in the Christiana Riot, and the article describes his memory of the event. It is not known who compiled the scrapbook.
Dates: 1910

Yearly and Monthly Meeting minute extracts

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-033
Scope and Contents This collection contains typed research notes by an unknown person. Previously they were referred to as extracts, however they are not formal printed extracts. The notes are from Yearly and Monthly Meetings, including Baltimore Yearly Meeting, Indiana Yearly Meeting, and Ohio Yearly Meeting. Many of the notes either are categorized by topic, or include topical indices.
Dates: 1759-1887