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Box 2

 Container

Contains 145 Collections and/or Records:

Mott, James to My dearly beloved, New York, 1855 5mo 30

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00181883
Scope and Contents 4 pages. Letter from James Mott to Lucretia Mott. Details his journey to New York and meeting with family and friends. Describes the content of the meeting he attended featuring Rachel Hicks and Rachel Rogers. Visited the "anti slavery office." Mentions a proposal being considered for Hicksite and Orthodox Quaker immersion. Encloses a letter from Ellis Yarnall to be sent to his father. Saw off Marianna Mott and her family on the steamer "Baltic." The third page includes additional text probably...
Dates: 1855 5mo 30

Mott, Lucretia to Pelham, Marianna & Mott, Thomas, Philadephia, 1855 6mo 2

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00181884
Scope and Contents 4 pages. Discusses the departure of Marianna and Thomas Mott, who have left on the steamer "Baltic" to travel. Describes recent events and news concerning family and friends.

Subjects: Mott, Marianna Pelham, 1825-1872; Mott, Thomas, 1823-1899; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)
Dates: 1855 6mo 2

Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 6mo 4

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00181885
Scope and Contents 6 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. Describes interacting with Theodore Parker, who has been attending Quaker Meetings and lecturing. Plans to attend an upcoming antislavery convention in Newtown but says "any dependence on my worn out powers as a speaker, detracts greatly from the pleasure of these occasions."

Subjects: Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)
Dates: 1855 6mo 4

Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 7mo 4

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00181886
Scope and Contents 4 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends, including her return from Auburn to Philadelphia. Talks about a woman named Miss Chapman from Massachusetts who has been struggling to find subscribers for her wreath-making business.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Travel

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)
Dates: 1855 7mo 4

Mott, Lucretia to Children, Philadelphia, 1855 8mo 7

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00181887
Scope and Contents 2 pages. Maria Mott Davis and her husband Edward Davis are away visiting family in Nantucket and have left their children with Lucretia. Discusses recent events concerning family and friends. References events surrounding the legal case of Passmore Williamson, a Quaker arrested for taking an African American woman named Jane Johnson and her children away from their master. Morris Hallowell and James Miller McKim protested Williamson's arrest.Subjects: Personal correspondence;...
Dates: 1855 8mo 7

Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, 1855 8mo 13

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00181888
Scope and Contents 6 pages. The first three pages are addressed to "Sister" and were probably written by one of Lucretia Mott's daughters; the second portion was written by Lucretia Mott; the third portion was written by Elizabeth Mott Cavender and addressed to her aunt. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. Mentions Martha Coffin Wright agreeing to preside over the Woman's Rights Convention in Saratoga. Briefly discusses Rachel Tyson Jackson (1807-1883) and the Sharon Female Boarding...
Dates: 1855 8mo 13

Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 8mo 14

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00181889
Scope and Contents 4 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)
Dates: 1855 8mo 14

Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, 1855 9mo 4

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00181890
Scope and Contents 10 pages. Apologizes for failing to properly reply to recent correspondence. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. Recounts interacting with and news of Joseph Barker. Mentions Dr. Stamm wanting to organize a convention and Quaker Meeting lecturers. Describes in detail the court testimony and protection of freedom seeker Jane Johnson by abolitionists. Has visited Passmore Williamson in prison, who was arrested for his role in Jane Johnson's escape. Discusses the...
Dates: 1855 9mo 4

Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 9mo 7

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00181892
Scope and Contents 2 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. Mentions the circulation of correspondence. Mentions the imminent return of Ellis Yarnall, the legal case of Passmore Williamson, and the death and funeral of Lucretia's sister-in-law Elizabeth M. Mott (1804-1855). Is forwarding the prospectus for the "Darby School" (the Sharon Female Boarding School), where her niece Ellen Wright may attend. Discusses Lucy Stone, who wrote a letter to James Mott praising Martha Coffin...
Dates: 1855 9mo 7

Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 9mo 11

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00181893
Scope and Contents 4 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. Talks about the case of Jane Johnson, a fugitive African American woman who abolitionists helped to escape and harbor, and calls the decision of the judges an "abomination." "Indignant" Meetings are being held about the case with speakers such as Rev. Andrew Twonbley Foss (1803-1875) and Samuel Aaron (1800-1865). Her health is preventing her from attending Meetings and accepting an invitation from Anne Warren Weston to...
Dates: 1855 9mo 11