Graceanna Lewis letter to Hannah Wright Mifflin

Date created 1871-07-09
Creator Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912

Hannah Wright Mifflin was a Quaker whose family was involved with the Underground Railroad. Lewis discusses the birth of her sister Rebecca Fussell's grandchild, Alice Fussell, and reflects on motherhood. She writes that African-American abolitionist William Still wants to write up a story about a time Mifflin's parents, William and Phebe Wright, aided a fugitive slave. Lewis is working on a piece about Elijah F. Pennypacker's work helping runaway slaves. Lewis's nephew Linnaeus Fussell is in Central America.

Size 4 pages
Type Text
Subjects Motherhood | Fugitive slaves | Antislavery movements | Abolitionists | Pennypacker, E. F. (Elijah Funk), 1804-1888 | Fussell, Linnaeus, 1842-1907 | Still, William, 1821-1902 | Mifflin, Hannah Wright, 1818-1900
Geographical location Philadelphia (Pa.)
Language English
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Local identifier A00179512

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

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