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Elijah F. Pennypacker anti-slavery correspondence

 Collection — othertype: SC-097
Identifier: SFHL-SC-097


This collection includes letters written to Elijah Pennypacker concerning the anti-slavery movement. It includes correspondence from Abby Kelly and H.B. Stanton relating to the American Anti-Slavery Society, from Thomas Garrett concerning arrangements for transportation and placement of emancipated and self-emancipated people, and from William Still about a visit and lecture by William Wells Brown.


  • Creation: 1839-1861


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Elijah F. Pennypacker was a convinced Quaker of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Born around 1804 of Mennonite descent, he was active in abolition and the underground railroad. He was a member of Radnor Monthly Meeting and a minister until his death in 1888.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (5 folders.))

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Revision Statements

  • 2020: Updated outdated, harmful terminology related to enslavement, except where it appears in a title, quotation, or subject heading.

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