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Clement family letters

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-247
Small collection of family correspondence that includes two letters that concern the Clements and Sharpless families' involvement in abolition activities. Contains a copy and typed transcript of a letter from William Lloyd Garrison Clement (1834-1889) to Gilbert Cope, historian of the Sharpless family, which describes events surrounding the formation of American Anti-Slavery Society and the Clement family's interaction with African-Americans living in the Mount Holly, N.J, area. The typed transcript includes information that a letter published by Cope from Charles B. Clement, brother of W. L. G. Clement, records different details. A letter of 1857 from Mary S. Clement to her son mentions a visit to New Jersey of African-American lecturer Frances Watkins Harper.

Dates

  • 1857-1912

Creator

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (1 folder.))

Biographical / Historical

Mary S. Clement was the daughter of Philadelphia Quaker abolitionist Joseph Sharpless and married Isaac Clement in 1834.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--2011.
Description rules
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