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Mott, Lucretia to Brown, Anna Coffin, Roadside, 1860 1mo 2

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00181958

Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside to Anna Coffin Temple Brown. References the circulation of correspondence. Describes news concerning family and friends and recent events surrounding John Brown's raid of Harper's Ferry. Is helping to raise funds for the legal defense of one of John Brown's followers. Discusses the satirical media coverage of the "student stampede" of medical students leaving Philadelphia schools, featuring depictions of Lucretia Mott and other Quakers. Mentions correspondence about Harper's Ferry between Robert E. Randall and Charles A. Dana, as well as Lydia Maria Child and Margaretta Mason.

Subjects: John Brown's Raid (Harpers Ferry, West Virginia : 1859); Antislavery movements; Abolitionists; Press coverage

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)


  • 1860 1mo 2

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