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Underground Railroad -- Pennsylvania

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Christopher Densmore Research Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-326

Christopher Densmore served as Curator of Friends Historical Library, retiring in 2018. This collection includes his raw research materials as well as completed papers.

Dates: 1980-2017

Lewis-Fussell Family Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-087
Abstract Bartholomew Fussell was a Quaker minister who married Rebecca Bond at Abington Monthly Meeting in Pennsylvania in 1781. He was a member of Uwchlan Monthly Meeting of Friends at his death in 1838. The couple had eight children, viz. Esther, William, Sarah, Joseph, Jacob, Bartholomew, Rebecca, and Solomon. Esther married John Lewis in 1818, and they had four children, among whom was Graceanna Lewis, Quaker scientist and humanitarian. Joseph Fussell married Elizabeth Moore in 1814, and their...
Dates: 1698-1978

National Parks Service "Underground Railroad Network to Freedom" press release (digital), 2023

Identifier: RG2/Ph/D3
Scope and Contents

In October 2023, the Darby Friends Meetinghouse and School site was accepted by the National Parks Service's National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.

Dates: 2023

Elijah F. Pennypacker anti-slavery correspondence

 Collection — Othertype SC-097
Identifier: SFHL-SC-097

This collection includes letters written to Elijah Pennypacker concerning the anti-slavery movement. It includes correspondence from Abby Kelly and H.B. Stanton relating to the American Anti-Slavery Society, from Thomas Garrett concerning arrangements for transportation and placement of emancipated and self-emancipated people, and from William Still about a visit and lecture by William Wells Brown.

Dates: 1839-1861

Providence UGRR Research Report, 2018

Identifier: RG2/Ph/P7 7.11
Scope and Contents

This report about Providence Meetinghouse's history with the Underground Railroad includes input from the descendent community as well as testimony channeled by a meeting member of the spirit of an enslaved woman who died in Providence on her travel to freedom.

Dates: 2018