Quaker prison reformers
Subject Source: Local Authority: Quaker Subject Headings
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Abigail Hopper Gibbons (1801-1893) was an important figure in many of the reform movements in the middle and late nineteenth century. Like her father, Isaac T. Hopper (1771-1852), "Abby" Gibbons was an ardent abolitionist and dedicated to prison reform. This collection includes: a carte de visite album compiled by Abby Hopper Gibbons; a daguerreotype of Abby with her husband James and children; and photographs of her descendents, the Dunning family.
Dates: 1854 - 1935
Overview This collection contains the papers and writings of Margaret Hope Bacon, a 20th century Quaker writer and historian. It includes research compiled on Edward Townsend, William Biddle, and Lucretia Mott, and also includes collections of poems and biographical writings.
File — Box 26
Scope and Contents Elizabeth Gurney Fry (1780-1845) prominent English prison reformer. In this autograph letter, she wrote about the spiritual benefit of having female matrons on ships carrying female convicts.
File — Box 25
Scope and Contents Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845) was a prominent English Quaker prison reformer. In autograph letter dated 5 month 13, she requested permission for her brother to visit prisons in Paris. Delessert was a prominent banker and president of the Paris Chamber of Congress. Fry was with a delegation of Quakers visiting prison, asylums, and hospitals in France. The earlier letter to a sibling of Delessert discussed distribution of Bibles to hospitals.
Dates: 1838-04-07, 1838-05-13
Overview Contains correspondence, minutes, and other papers concerning Karen A. Reixach's work with Quaker meetings at Auburn Prison and Attica Prison in New York State, 1974-1986. A member of Rochester Monthly Meeting, she was active in prison reform and Quaker outreach to prisoners. She served on the Rochester Monthly Meeting and New York Yearly Meetings Prison Committees and as clerk of the Oversight Committee at Attica Prison.
Overview The collection contains papers of Mira Sharpless Townsend, a major Quaker social activist and reformer in Philadelphia. Mira Sharpless Townsend (1798-1859) was born in Philadelphia, attended Friends Select School, and in 1828 married Samuel Townsend (1800-1887). He was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting by whom she had six children, only two surviving to adulthood: Emily Sharpless Townsend who married Powell Stackhouse and Clara Gordon Townsend, married William Penn Troth. During the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1815 - 1858; 1806 - 1910
Abstract In 1908, L. Hollingsworth Wood corresponded with Quaker-related schools to obtain contact information for graduates living in the New York City area and updated information about teaching Quakerism. Previously, a committee of the Yearly Meeting had conducted a survey inquiring about courses at the schools concerning Quaker history and principles. Fourteen schools responded to Wood's letter. Folder 2 contains Wood's correspondence with organizations and persons concerned with prison reform,...