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Female Anti-Slavery Sewing Society records

Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-010

Scope and Contents

The collection includes one book from 1852 - 1854 which begins with the mission of the society, and otherwise includes informal minutes, listings for material and financial donations given by memberships, and the number of people at each meeting. The back pages include lists of monetary donations made to constituent members for the same years.


  • 1852-1854


Use Restrictinos

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Historical Note

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. It was a membership based Society, and its mission also describes in detail the simple suppers that will be provided for the meetings.


0.032 Linear Feet




Gift of Edith Howland, 1943.

Processing Information

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed November 2015.
Female Anti-Slavery Sewing Society, 1852-1854
Mary A. Crauderueff
November 2015
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