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Abigail Field Mott commonplace book


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

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Abigail Field Mott (1766-1851) was a Quaker writer and abolitionist. She was born October 20, 1766, in Purchase, New York, the daughter of Uriah and Mary Field. She married Richard Mott, and the couple had four children: William Mott (b. 1790), Robert Field (b. 1794), William Mott (b. 1796), and Maria Mott (b. 1799). Mott's most famous work was Biographical Sketches and Interesting Anecdotes of Persons of Color, first published in 1826. She compiled the book with Mary Sutton Wood (1805-1894). Abigail Field Mott died August 8, 1851, in Burlington, New Jersey.

This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Abigail Field Mott. It includes poetry and extracts, a history of the Calliopian Society, Voyage to the Pacific Ocean by Stewart, Account of an Earthquake in Burmah in 1839, the Missionary School at Athens, account of excursion to Mt. Vesuvius, and a description of Iceland.

The Abigail Field Mott commonplace book was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1956 by Richard M. Gummere.

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
September, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Archival Resource Key. Commonplace book, Undated.
Volume 1

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