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Box 2

 Container

Contains 145 Collections and/or Records:

Mott, Lucretia to Davis, Maria, New York, 1862 11mo 4

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00182000
Scope and Contents 6 pages. Mott briefly discusses childbirth, mentions that she has received a "galvanic treatment" from Dr. Truman for her dyspepsia, and lists the ailments of friends relatives. She also describes time spent in New York and gives a detailed description of a Quaker funeral she attended there. Quaker Minister Rachel W. Moore will be going to Washington to investigate how to aid contraband slaves (i.e., formerly enslaved people who had fled to Union lines).Subjects: Mott, Lucretia,...
Dates: 1862 11mo 4

Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1862 11mo 20

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00182002
Scope and Contents 4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses the war and the aid work for freedmen and contraband (formerly enslaved people who escaped to Union lines) undertaken by her, her sister, and other Quakers. She also mentions excitement over the freedmen at Port Royal, conversations with politician and social reformer Robert Dale Owen, the fact that either Joseph Carpenter or Lydia Maria Child sheltered fugitive slaves, the deaths of friends and relatives, spiritualism, and Charles Dall's...
Dates: 1862 11mo 20

Mott, Lucretia to Brown, Anna Coffin, Philadelphia, 1862 12mo 16

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00182003
Scope and Contents 4 pages. Written partially from Roadside. In addition to giving her niece Anna Coffin Temple Brown news of family and friends, Lucretia Mott discusses a recent party at Sarah Pugh's house attended by abolitionists including Gertrude K. Burleigh. Talks about Quaker efforts to provide relief to African-American freedmen and "contraband" (formerly enslaved people who escaped to Union lines).Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Burleigh, Gertrude Kimber; Fugitive slaves; Contraband of...
Dates: 1862 12mo 16

Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1862 12mo 27

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00182004
Scope and Contents 6 pages. Written from Roadside. In addition to giving her sister Martha news of family and friends, Lucretia Mott discusses recent social engagements with "old abolitionists" including Sarah Pugh, Elijah Pennypacker, Graceanna Lewis, and Gertrude K. Burleigh; politics and the war; the Christmas gifts her grandchildren received; John William Colenso's recent book on the scriptures and her own opinion on theological issues; charity work being undertaken for the African-American freedmen in Port...
Dates: 1862 12mo 27

Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 1mo 25

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00181868
Scope and Contents 2 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses news concerning family and friends, particularly that of her widowed cousin Caroline Stratton.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Widows; Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879
Dates: 1855 1mo 25