Graceanna Lewis letter to Mary Townsend

Date created 1846-02-10
Creator Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912

Mary Townsend was an author and close friend of Graceanna Lewis'. Lewis recently attended an antislavery meeting where Elijah Pennypacker, her brother-in-law Edwin Fussell, and a Baptist minister named John Collins discussed communal living and its relationship to progress; the letter summarizes their positions. "Miss Abby" (likely Abby Kimber) was also there. Lewis discusses ideas of morality and religion; she also mentions attending a meeting of the Royal Spring Temperance Society and an anti-tobacco pledge that has been circulating.

Size 6 pages
Type Text
Subjects Social reformers | Collective settlements | Antislavery movements | Temperance | Tobacco use--Prevention | Pennypacker, E. F. (Elijah Funk), 1804-1888 | Fussell, Edwin, 1813-1882 | Lowell, Maria, 1821-1853
Geographical location West Vincent (Pa. : Township)
Language English
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Local identifier A00179492

Lewis-Fussell Family Papers, SFHL-RG5-087 (explore contents)

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