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Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1858 9mo 10

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00181940

Scope and Contents

8 pages. Written from Roadside. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Discusses the misrepresentation of reform movements in the press. Recounts her attendance at multiple crowded antislavery meetings and the speeches of Rachel Barker, Robert Collyer, and others. Speaks extensively of her nephew Ellis Yarnall and his new wife Margaret Harrison Yarnall. George Combe has recently died. Mentions correspondence from Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Declines the proposition of holding conventions with Antoinette Brown Blackwell and Ernestine L. Rose in Montreal and the western U.S., saying she is too old for extensive travel and meetings.

Subjects: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874; Yarnall, Ellis, 1817-1905; Combe, George, 1788-1858; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Blackwell, Antoinette Louisa Brown, 1825-1921; Antislavery movements; Congresses and conventions; Quakers; Women social reformers; Personal correspondence; Baptists, German; Women orators

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); Chester County (Pa.)


  • 1858 9mo 10

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Physical Facet

3 L

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