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Benjamin S. Jones papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Benjamin S. Jones was an editor of the Anti-Slavery Bugle, an abolitionist publication of the Western Anti-Slavery Society (previously the Ohio American Anti-Slavery Society). The Anti-Slavery Bugle was published beginning June 20, 1845, until May 4, 1861, primarily in Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio. Salem was home to many Quakers, and was an active station of the Underground Railroad. The publisher of the paper was James Barnaby; the paper's motto was "No union with slaveholders." Other editors included Marius (Warren?) R. Robertson, J. Elizabeth Hitchcock, and Oliver Johnson. The paper came to include material relating to the Women's Rights Movement.

This collection is comprised of one folder of correspondence related to the manuscripts of Benjamin Jones, as well as two of his typed manuscripts.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed February, 2016. Revised by Allison Hall; completed July, 2020.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
February, 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1938-1948.
Box 23 Folder 1
Scope and Content note

Correspondence related to the manuscripts in the collection. One letter, from David Yarnall, regarding the manuscript by Benjamin Jones, entitled "Abolitionrieties," and one letter from Thomas Drake to Don Yoder regarding the manuscript "Quaker Limericks."

Manuscripts, 1840.
Box 23 Folder 2
Scope and Content note

Includes two typed manuscripts: "Abolitionrieties, or Remarks on some of the Members of the Pennsylvania State Anti-Slavery Society for the Eastern District, and the American Anti-Slavery Society," and a compilation entitled "Quaker Limericks," which includes limericks addressing various quaker individuals, including: Lucretia Mott, George Sellers, Benjamin Jones, Mary Crew, John G. Whittier, Joshua Coffin, Elizabeth Bunting, and William Lloyd Garrison.

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