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Joseph A. and Ruth Dugdale Correspondence

 Collection — othertype: SC-032
Identifier: SFHL-SC-032


Correspondence of Dugdale and his wife, Ruth Dugdale, both of whom were active in reform efforts such as the abolition of slavery and women's rights. Correspondents include Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Thomas Garrett, William Lloyd Garrison, James Mott, Lucretia Mott, and Wendell Phillips.


  • Creation: 1841-1873


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Biographical / Historical

Joseph Dugdale (1810-1896) was a Quaker minister, farmer, and reformer, born in Bristol, Pennsylvania in 1810. He lived in Ohio, where he was part of the progressive group at Green Plain that split from Indiana Yearly Meeting; Pennsylvania, where he helped organize Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends (also known Longwood Yearly Meeting); and Iowa, where he died in 1896.

Ruth Dugdale (1801-1896) rivaled her husband, Joseph, in her zeal for reform causes. She was a respected Quaker minister, and participated actively in anti-slavery, temperance, women's rights, and other movements in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Iowa. She survived her husband and died in 1896.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (26 items.))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--LaVerne Forbush. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1962.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--unknown donor. Method of acquisition--Gift of.

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