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Abigail Field Mott commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-027

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Abigail Field Mott. It includes poetry and extracts, a history of the Calliopian Society, Voyage to the Pacific Ocean by Stewart, Account of an Earthquake in Burmah in 1839, the Missionary School at Athens, account of excursion to Mt. Vesuvius, and a description of Iceland.

Dates

  • Creation: Undated.

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Abigail Field Mott (1766-1851) was a Quaker writer and abolitionist. She was born October 20, 1766, in Purchase, New York, the daughter of Uriah and Mary Field. She married Richard Mott, and the couple had four children: William Mott (b. 1790), Robert Field (b. 1794), William Mott (b. 1796), and Maria Mott (b. 1799). Mott's most famous work was Biographical Sketches and Interesting Anecdotes of Persons of Color, first published in 1826. She compiled the book with Mary Sutton Wood (1805-1894). Abigail Field Mott died August 8, 1851, in Burlington, New Jersey.

Extent

0.12 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

Abigail Field Mott (1766-1851) was a Quaker writer and abolitionist. Her commonplace book includes poetry and extracts, a history of the Calliopian Society, Voyage to the Pacific Ocean by Stewart, Account of an Earthquake in Burmah in 1839, the Missionary School at Athens, account of excursion to Mt. Vesuvius, and a description of Iceland.

Acquisition

The Abigail Field Mott commonplace book was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1956 by Richard M. Gummere.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.1148 Gummere-Mott family papers
  • HC.MC.961 Richard Mott papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September, 2015.

Title
Abigail Field Mott commonplace book, undated
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
September, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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