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Clement family letters

 Collection — othertype: SC-247
Identifier: SFHL-SC-247


Small collection of family correspondence that includes two letters that concern the Clements and Sharpless families' involvement in abolition activities. Contains a copy and typed transcript of a letter from William Lloyd Garrison Clement (1834-1889) to Gilbert Cope, historian of the Sharpless family, which describes events surrounding the formation of American Anti-Slavery Society and the Clement family's interaction with African-Americans living in the Mount Holly, N.J, area. The typed transcript includes information that a letter published by Cope from Charles B. Clement, brother of W. L. G. Clement, records different details. A letter of 1857 from Mary S. Clement to her son mentions a visit to New Jersey of African-American lecturer Frances Watkins Harper.


  • Creation: 1857-1912


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Mary S. Clement was the daughter of Philadelphia Quaker abolitionist Joseph Sharpless and married Isaac Clement in 1834.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (1 folder.))

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--2011.

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