Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright and her children

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Date created 1862-12-27
Creator Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880
Description

Written from Roadside. In addition to giving her sister Martha news of family and friends, Lucretia Mott discusses recent social engagements with "old abolitionists" including Sarah Pugh, Elijah Pennypacker, Graceanna Lewis, and Gertrude K. Burleigh; politics and the war; the Christmas gifts her grandchildren received; John William Colenso's recent book on the scriptures and her own opinion on theological issues; charity work being undertaken for the African-American freedmen in Port Royal and Washington, D.C.; James Freeman Clarke and Robert Collyer; and a "home for colored children," possibly the Association for the Care of Coloured Orphans.

Size 6 pages
Subjects Burleigh, Gertrude Kimber | Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912 | Pennypacker, E. F. (Elijah Funk), 1804-1888 | War--Religious aspects--Society of Friends | Theology | Bible. Old Testament | Freedmen--Charities | Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888 | Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912 | Association for the Care of Coloured Orphans (Cheyney, Pa.) | Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Geographical location Cheltenham (Pa.)
Language English
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Local identifier A00182004
Collection

Mott Manuscripts, SFHL-MSS-035 (explore contents)

Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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