Sarah Hopper Palmer letter to Abby Hopper Gibbons

Date created 1839-02-17
Creator Palmer, Sarah Hopper, 1796-1885

Discusses participation in anti-slavery societies, meetings, and conventions. Talks about her role as clerk for the society. Invites Abby and her family to the next meeting. Discusses the controversy surrounding the public speaking of women in mixed company. Extensively discusses the activism of/interacting with multiple prominent people, primarily Lucretia Mott and Dillwyn Parrish. Discusses a respected public school teacher in Philadelphia named Mrs. Scollins [sp].

Size 4 pages
Type Text
Subjects Antislavery movements | Women abolitionists | Women social reformers | Women--Societies and clubs | Public speaking for women | Women teachers | Women in education | Quakers | Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 | Parrish, Dillwyn, 1809-1886 | Palmer, Sarah Hopper, 1796-1885
Geographical location Philadelphia (Pa.)
Language English
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Local identifier A00181646

Abby Hopper Gibbons Papers, SFHL-RG5-174 (explore contents)

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