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Frost family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-292
Overview

The collection contains correspondence between members of the Gideon and Mary W. (Willets) Frost family, Hicksite Quakers of Westbury, Long Island, New York. Gideon Frost was a successful merchant, philanthropist, and founder of Friends Academy at Locust Valley. Family members were active in Quaker concerns, especially education and abolition. The letters mention prominent Friends, family, and anti-slavery concerns.

Dates: 1831, 1838, 1843 and 1871

Benjamin S. Jones papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-105
Overview

This collection contains correspondence related to the manuscripts of Benjamin Jones, as well as two of his typed manuscripts.

Dates: 1840, 1938-1948

Moses Pierce correspondence with George F. White

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-238
Abstract The collections contains correspondence between George F. White and Moses Pierce in which Pierce asks White to clarify his views on abolition, temperance, and peace. White does not agree with abolitionists who want an immediate end to slavery, and he thinks that Great Britain's Abolition of Slavery Act was a ill-conceived. He notes the wretched conditions of factories and mines in England and Scotland as other forms of slavery. Pierce, in copies or drafts of the letters he sent, argues that...
Dates: 1839-1926 (bulk 1842-1846)

John Greenleaf Whittier letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-025
Overview

John Greenleaf Whittier was an American Quaker poet and editor, as well as an involved abolitionist. He was a delegate to the Anti-Slavery Society in 1833, a member of the State Legislature in 1835, founded the antislavery Liberty party in 1840, and ran for Congress in 1842. Topics covered in Whittier's letterbook include news of health and family, as well as discussions of contributions to "The Non-Slaveholder" and discussions of English Friends.

Dates: 1842-1873