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Contains 118 Collections and/or Records:

Mott, Lucretia to Ketcham, John and Rebecca, Philadelphia, 1850 3mo 16

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: A00181842
Scope and Contents 4 pages. Lucretia Mott thanks John and Rebecca Ketcham for the cushions sent to friends and family, and also describes her involvement with a local meeting, particularly of her disappointment at the lack of reporting for the Worcester Convention. Also mentioned is a series of court cases involving the arrest, recapture, or discharging of several freedom seekers escaping slavery.Subjects: Abolitionists; Fugitive slaves; Quakers; Women in community organization; Mott, Lucretia,...
Dates: 1850 3mo 16

Mott, Lucretia to Pease, Elizabeth, Philadelphia, 1841 2mo 18

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: A00181820
Scope and Contents 4 pages. Elizabeth Pease was a British Quaker social reformer. Mott discusses the British and Foreign Anti-slavery Society and brings up the rising factions within the society, with regards to dissenting opinions on what would most help formerly enslaved people.

Subjects: British and Foreign Anti-slavery Society; Pease, Elizabeth; Freedmen; Antislavery movements

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Darlington (England)
Dates: 1841 2mo 18

Mott, Lucretia to Pennock, C.W., Philadelphia, 1843 10mo 26

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: A0009465 / A0009466
Scope and Contents 4 pages. Letter from Lucretia Mott to C. W. Pennock [possibly Caspar Wistar Pennock, 1799-1867] regarding her efforts to find placement for people recently emancipated from slavery. Included with the letter is a card, criticizing slavery in the British West Indies, ca. 1824.Subjects: Quaker abolitionists; Race discrimination -- Religious aspects -- Christianity; Slavery -- West IndiesRelevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Caribbean; Free Border-States (NJ, PA, OH, IN,...
Dates: 1843 10mo 26

Mott, Lucretia to Dugdale, Joseph and Ruth, Philadelphia, 1849 3mo 28

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: A00181831
Scope and Contents 4 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses the views of Unitarians; her stay with Samuel J. May, who was involved with abolition movements; an instance of a freedom seeker escaping slavery in a box (Henry "Box" Brown); and other abolitionists.Subjects: May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871; Unitarianism; Abolitionists; Women's rights; Fugitive slaves; Congregational churches; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Antislavery movements; Religion; Brown, Henry Box, 1815 or 1816-Relevant...
Dates: 1849 3mo 28

Mott, Lucretia fragments

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: A00181836
Scope and Contents 6 pages. Several fragments of different letters written by Lucretia Mott. She describes the final hours of her brother and the subsequent cleaning out of his house; her personal life as well as the happenings of friends and family; the current state of women's rights and the formation of a "suffrage society"; and antislavery activities.

Subjects: Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Grew, Mary, 1813-1896; Suffragists; Bereavement; Death; Personal correspondence; Women's rights; Fairs

Mott, Thomas to Anna [likely Hallowell, Anna Davis], Delaware Mine, undated, 12mo 4

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: A00182482
Scope and Contents 4 pages. Likely written in 1883, possibly to Anna Davis Hallowell. The paper is printed with the words "Conglomerate Mining Co., Keweenaw County, Michigan, Philadelphia Office." Letter discusses edits to a book (perhaps "Life and Letters of Lucretia Mott"), the mining of copper, and Mrs. Palmer, a painter and married to superintendent C.H. Palmer.

Subjects: Women artists; Copper mines and mining

Relevant locations: Keweenaw County (Mich.)
Dates: undated, 12mo 4

Mott, Thomas to Dear sister, Newport, approximately 1880-1899

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: A00182483 / A00182484
A00182483 4 pages. Likely written to Maria Mott Davis. Written from Newport. Offers advice on a letter to "Mr. Ames" (likely referring to Unitarian minister Charles G. Ames, who was approached about writing a biography of Lucretia Mott), and says "I would do nothing to lose, or undervalue rather, the dignity of thy position as the oldest living child of Lucretia Mott."Subjects: Personal correspondenceRelevant locations: Newport (R.I.) ...
Dates: approximately 1880-1899

Mott, Lucretia to Children, undated

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: A00181800
Scope and Contents 2 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses plans for visitors and a wedding that many acquaintances will be attending.

Subjects: Weddings
Dates: undated