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Friends Association in Aid of Freedmen records

 Collection — othertype: SC-210
Identifier: SFHL-SC-210


Minutes and financial records of the Friends' Association in Aid of Freedmen.


  • Creation: 1864-1867


Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Founded in 1864 in the City of Baltimore, the Friends' Association in Aid of Freedmen was established to aid formerly enslaved people in the State of Maryland. Its membership was mostly composed of members of the Society of Friends. The first President was John Needles, and members included Edward Stabler Jr., Cyrus Blackburn, Eli M. Lamb, John C. Turner, and many other prominent Quakers. The group supplied clothing and other essentials, and also worked on legislation. Having accomplished its initial goals, the Association was laid down in 1867, and its assets were transferred to the Shelter for Orphans of Colored Soldiers and friendless Colored Children of Baltimore.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (2 folders.))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Baltimore Yearly Meeting. Method of acquisition--Deposit.

Alternate Form Available

Also available in microfilm: MR-B30.

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Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2020: Updated outdated, harmful terminology related to enslavement, except where it appears in a title, quotation, or subject heading.

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