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Mott Manuscripts

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Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Lucretia Mott was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker minister and a leader in reform movements, especially antislavery, education, peace, and women's rights. She was born in 1793 in Nantucket, Mass., the daughter of Thomas and Anna Coffin, and educated at Nine Partners Boarding School in Dutchess Co., N.Y. In 1811, she married James Mott and they settled in Philadelphia, Pa.

The Motts were active Hicksite Quakers, and Lucretia served as clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and traveled in the ministry. James Mott was a founder of the American Slavery Society in 1833, and Lucretia was a founder of the Philadelphia Female Antislavery Society. In 1840, they went to England to attend the first World's Antislavery Convention, and in London Lucretia became friends with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. In 1848, she and Stanton announced a conference on women's rights to be held at Seneca Falls, N.Y. Mott and her husband were active in the founding of Swarthmore College, a coeducational institution incorporated in 1864, and supported the founding of the nation's first medical school for women, Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, and the School of Design for Women, now Moore College of Art. Lucretia Mott died in 1880 in Philadelphia, Pa.

The bulk of the collection consists of material which was assembled at the time of the publication of Life and Letters by Anna Davis Hallowell in 1884. It includes original correspondence of Lucretia Mott and her husband, James M. Mott, with family and other reformers of their day, including Susan B. Anthony, Mary Grew, Nathaniel Barney, Charles C. Burleigh, Robert Collyer, George Combe, Anna Davis, Edward M Davis, Maria Mott Davis, Joseph A. and Ruth Dugdale., Mary Earle Hussey , William Henry Furness, William Lloyd Garrison, Sarah Josepha Hale, Mary Hallowell, Phebe A Hanaford, Oliver Johnson, George and Martha Lord, Benson John Lossing, Charles Marriott, Harriet Martineau, Samuel J. May, James Miller McKim, John Stuart Mill, ElizabethNeedles, Elizabeth Pease Nichol, Emma Parker, Wendell Phillips, William J. Potter, Ann Preston, Martha Schofield, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Thomas B Stevenson, Lucy Stone, Theodore Tilton, Richard D. and Emily Webb, Ruth D.Webb, Samuel and Amos Willets, and Elizur Wright. It also contains sermons, essays, and antislavery documents, and the diary of Lucretia Mott's trip to England to attend the World's Antislavery Convention of 1840.

The collection is organized in five series. The series are:

  1. Ser.1 Correspondence, 1831-1880
  2. Ser.2 Diary and Other Papers
  3. Ser.3 Notes and Drafts for Life and Letters
  4. Ser.4 Newspaper Clippings and Other Secondary References
  5. Ser.5 Margaret McHenry Research Notes

Correspondence in Series 1 is arranged chronologically.

The majority of original manuscripts in this collection were assembled by Lucretia Mott's family after her death in 1880; members of the family solicited letters and personal reminiscences of Lucretia from her friends and colleagues. The collection was used by Anna Davis Hallowell, daughter of Edward M. and Maria Mott Davis, in her edited version of James and Lucretia Mott: Life and Letters (1884). In the preface, dated 2mo 29 1884, Mrs. Hallowell gave a short history of the effort, including the fact that originally the family thought to divide the work into several periods, each to be written by a different person; when they decided not to employ a professional writer for the task, the work devolved upon her. She credited Thomas C. Cornell, a Mott cousin whose initial essay is part of this collection, with the writing of the first chapter.

Lucretia Mott Churchill was the daughter of Anna Davis Hallowell. Her granddaughter, Barbara J. Grinberg, is the daughter of Lucretia Churchill Jordan.

The first part of this collection came to Friends Historical Library in 1945 as a gift of the scrapbook of newspaper clippings from Lucretia Mott Churchill; a year later she donated a large collection of original Lucretia Mott letters and a journal, followed by another deposit in 1947.

In 1985 and 1988, her granddaughter, Barbara J. Grinberg, gave additional manuscripts found among the papers of her mother and grandmother.

Before 1960, other items had been added to this collection at Friends Historical Library. Margaret McHenry's research notes and partial manuscript of a life of Lucretia Mott were added at her death in 1950, and Otelia Cromwell donated photocopies of Mott letters located in other collections that she used in her own book, Lucretia Mott (1958). Other donors include: Marietta Hicks, the grandchildren of Joseph A. & Ruth Dugdale (1928), Lucy Davis (1943), Mrs. McAllister (1971); separate purchases were made in 1938 and 1980. Lucretia Mott correspondence, was transferred in 2016 from Charles Smith Ogden's autograph collection, the gift of Marie Ogden Francke (1948).

When the donation of photocopies of Mott material from Otelia Cromwell was received by Friends Historical Library, they were added to Churchill's earlier gift, and the Mott Manuscripts were organized and described as an artifical collection, focusing on the correspondence and writings of Lucretia Mott. In 2002, in the process of preparing the finding aid for encoding, a re-examination of the collection--particularly in light of the later donations of Grinberg in the 1980s--it became clear that the bulk of the collection as it stood had the same provenance, viz. as the collection gathered to support the publicaiton of Life and Letters in 1884. Even though the Cromwell photocopies and McHenry reearch notes have been retained as part of this collection, folder identification will enable the researcher to distinguish these parts of the collection.

In 2016, Lucretia Mott correspondence in the Charles Smith Ogden Papers, RG5/108, were transferred to MSS 0035. According to her cover letter to her friend Sarah Corbit, Lucretia forwarded letters to be added to Ogden's autograph collection.

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Finding Aid Date
2002
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Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
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Access to the collection is restricted except by permission of the Director or Curator; many of the letters have been published elsewhere or transcribed.

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Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Arranged chronologically

Archival Resource Key. Fragments of letters, undated.
Box 1
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Archival Resource Key. Davis, Elizabeth to Harper, Eleanor Evans, undated.
Box 1
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A00182482. Mott, Thomas to Anna [likely Hallowell, Anna Davis], Delaware Mine, undated, 12mo 4.
Box 1
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4 pages. Likely written in 1883, possibly to Anna Davis Hallowell. The paper is printed with the words "Conglomerate Mining Co., Keweenaw County, Michigan, Philadelphia Office." Letter discusses edits to a book (perhaps "Life and Letters of Lucretia Mott"), the mining of copper, and Mrs. Palmer, a painter and married to superintendent C.H. Palmer.

Subjects: Women artists; Copper mines and mining

Relevant locations: Keweenaw County (Mich.)

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A00182483 / A00182484. Mott, Thomas to Dear sister, Newport, approximately 1880-1899.
Box 1
A00182483

4 pages. Likely written to Maria Mott Davis. Written from Newport. Offers advice on a letter to "Mr. Ames" (likely referring to Unitarian minister Charles G. Ames, who was approached about writing a biography of Lucretia Mott), and says "I would do nothing to lose, or undervalue rather, the dignity of thy position as the oldest living child of Lucretia Mott."

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Newport (R.I.)

A00182484

4 pages. Written from Newport. Discusses eligibility of individuals to write Lucretia Mott's biography, including Mr. Ames (possibly Unitarian minister Charles G. Ames), "Johnson" (possibly Oliver Johnson), and Robert Collyer. Discusses plans to travel to Europe.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912

Relevant locations: Newport (R.I.)

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2 L

A00181800. Mott, Lucretia to Children, undated.
Box 1
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses plans for visitors and a wedding that many acquaintances will be attending.

Subjects: Weddings

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A00181801. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha M., approximately 1840-1880.
Box 1
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott mentions a Sarah who was diagnosed with an ovarian tumor and says that she has enclosed money in the letter. A short paragraph arguing against capital punishment is printed on the paper.

Subjects: Tumors; Families

Relevant locations: Boston (Mass.)

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A00181802. Mott, Lucretia to Eliza, Auburn, approximately 1855-1860, 7mo 4.
Box 1
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott writes to her niece Eliza, likely Eliza Wright Osborne (1830-1911), about recent events.

Subjects: Families; Voyages and travels; Sewing

Relevant locations: Auburn (N.Y.)

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1 L

A00181803. Mott, Lucretia and Mott, Marianna, to Wright, Martha, undated, 12mo? 19.
Box 1
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2 pages. Discusses an influenza outbreak and a recent fair, among other topics.

Subjects: Singing; Influenza; Fairs

Relevant locations: Lancaster (Pa.)

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1 L

A00182485. Mott, James and Mott, Lucretia to Mott, Adam and Mott, Anne, Philadelphia, 1813 11mo 7.
Box 1
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4 pages. Discusses recent events and family/friends. There is a need for teachers at a school near Washington, D.C., but James Mott is unable to fill the position.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Teachers

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Willis, Phebe Post, Philadelphia, 1831 3mo 16.
Box 1
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1 P

Archival Resource Key. Willets, Amos and Samuel to Crocker, Samuel, New York, 1833 6mo 10.
Box 1
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1 P

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Willis, Phebe Post, Philadelphia, 1833 7mo 20.
Box 1
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1 P

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Willis, Phebe Post, Philadelphia, 1833 10mo 22.
Box 1
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1 P

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Willis, Phebe Post, Philadelphia, 1834 3mo 1.
Box 1
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1 P

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to McKim, James Miller, Philadelphia, 1834 4mo 8.
Box 1
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1 P

A00181804. Mott, Lucretia to McKim, James Miller, Philadelphia, 1834 5mo 8.
Box 1
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3 pages. Lucretia Mott tells abolitionist James McKim about a visit from William Lloyd Garrison, someone afflicted with mumps, and her hopes for the success of the abolitionist movement.

Subjects: Antislavery movements; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874; Abolitionists; Mumps; Fairs

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

2LP

Archival Resource Key. Mott, James to Willis, Phebe Post, Philadelphia, 1834 5mo 23.
Box 1
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1 P

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Willis, Phebe Post, Philadelphia, 1834 9mo 13.
Box 1
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1 P

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to McKim, James Miller, Philadelphia, 1834 9mo 25.
Box 1
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1 P

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Willis, Phebe Post, Philadelphia, 1835 3mo 10.
Box 1
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1 P

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Willis, Phebe Post, Philadelphia, 1835 4mo 20.
Box 1
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1 P

A00181805. Marriott, Charles to Mott, Lucretia, Sunnyside, 1835 6mo 8.
Box 1
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4 pages. Charles Marriott was a Quaker abolitionist. The letter recounts recent antislavery conversations that took place in his Yearly Meeting and reminds Mott of "the cause of the poor suffering children of Ethiopia."

Subjects: Antislavery movements; Missionaries; Ethiopia; Abolitionists; Poverty; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Quakers

Related locations: Sunnyside (New York, N.Y.); Albany (N.Y.); Genesee (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, David, Philadelphia, 1835 8mo 3.
Box 1
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1 P

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Willis, Phebe Post, Philadelphia, 1835 9mo 2.
Box 1
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1 P

A00181806. Lundy, Benjamin to Mott, Lucretia, Philadelphia Prison, 1835 9mo 19.
Box 1
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2 pages. Benjamin Lundy recounts his experience being in a Philadelphia prison and expresses his hope that his friends outside of prison do not give up on their cause and allow his fate to put a damper on their happiness.

Subjects: Prisons; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Willis, Phebe Post, Philadelphia, 1836 3mo 26.
Box 1
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1 P

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Willis, Phebe Post, Philadelphia, 1836 5mo 19.
Box 1
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1 P

A00181807. Brown, Moses to Mott, Lucretia, Providence, 1836 7mo 9.
Box 1
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3 pages. Moses Brown acknowledges Lucretia Mott's discussion of the death of a friend and describes the similarities in the death of his son-in-law.

Subjects: Death

Relevant locations: Providence (R.I.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

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1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Willis, Phebe Post, Philadelphia, 1836 8mo 28.
Box 1
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1 P

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Willis, Phebe Post, Philadelphia, 1837 1mo 27.
Box 1
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1 P

A00182486. McKim, James Miller to Hopper, Anna Mott, Lewisburg, 1837 11mo 23.
Box 1
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4 pages. Describes Anna Mott Hopper's physical, moral, and intellectual character in detail.

Subjects: Hopper, Anna Mott, 1812-1874

Relevant locations: Lewisburg (Pa.)

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A00182487. Davis, Maria Mott to Davis, Edward M., Philadelphia, 1838 1mo 12.
Box 1
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4 pages. Discusses recent events and family/friends. Maria misses Edward Davis and is waiting for his return.

Subjects: Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; Personal correspondence

Related locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Willis, Phebe Post, Philadelphia, 1838 2mo 12.
Box 1
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1 P

A00181808. Mott, Lucretia and Hopper, Anna Mott to McKim, James Miller, Philadelphia, 1838 3mo 15.
Box 1
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott and her daughter Anna Mott Hopper give abolitionist James Miller McKim news about family and friends, discuss the place of clergy in the antislavery movement, and discuss women's rights. "How hard it is to correct the low estimate set on Woman's labors!" For an explanation of the "pencillings" discussed in the letter, see McKim to Hopper, 1837 11mo. 23 (A00182486).

Subjects: M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874; Friends' Asylum for the Insane; Drawing; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Slavery and the church; Women's rights; Hermeneutics--Religious aspects--Christianity; McKim, Sarah Allibone Speakman, 1813-1891; Burleigh, Gertrude Kimber

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00181809. Mott, Lucretia to Speakman, Sarah S., Philadelphia, 1838 4mo 12.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Sarah Speakman McKim was a Quaker abolitionist who married James Miller McKim in 1840. Lucretia Mott talks about the plight of African Americans and discusses daily business.

Subjects: Families; African Americans; Records and correspondence

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Chester County (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182488. Davis, Maria Mott to Davis, Edward M., Philadelphia, 1838 5mo 3.
Box 1
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4 pages. Discusses recent events and family/friends, including her mother, Lucretia Mott; her young daughter, Anna Davis Hallowell; and Deborah Fisher Wharton. Discusses the engagement of Angelina Emily Grimké Weld to Theodore Weld and her upcoming lecture that Maria Mott Davis plans to attend. Misses Edward Davis, who is traveling to Paris for business.

Subjects: Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Personal correspondence; Women orators

Relevant: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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1 L

A00182489. Davis, Maria Mott to Davis, Edward M., Philadelphia, 1838 5mo 7.
Box 1
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4 pages. Discusses receiving multiple visitors, her young daughter Anna Davis Hallowell, the poor health of her mother, Lucretia Mott, and the engagement of Angelina Emily Grimké Weld to Theodore Weld. Mentions an Anti-Slavery Society Meeting which Angelina and Sarah Grimké are attending. Mentions multiple people attending a Convention including Mrs. Chapman, Mrs. Child, Henry B. Stanton, Abby Hopper Gibbons, Sarah Pugh, William Lloyd Garrison, C. C. Burleigh, H. C. Wright, and others. Discusses an African American boy who is being educated. Visited her cousin Edward Mott Moore in the Asylum. Misses Edward Davis, who is traveling to Europe for business.

Subjects: Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874; Personal correspondence; Antislavery movements; Congresses and conventions

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Burleigh, Charles to Davis, Edward M., Plainfield, CT, 1838 5mo 28.
Box 1
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1 P

A00181810. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, David & M.C., 1838 6mo 4.
Box 1
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2 pages. Discusses a messy betrothal. Possibly a fragment.

Subjects: Household employees; Fiancées; Fiancés; Betrothal

Relevant locations: Aurora (N.Y.)

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1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia, and/or James to Davis, Edward M., Philadelphia, 1838 6mo 18.
Box 1
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1 P

Archival Resource Key. ? to Davis, Edward M., 1838 6mo 22.
Box 1
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1 P

Archival Resource Key. McKim, James Miller to Davis, Edward M., 1838 7mo 10.
Box 1
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1 P

A00181811. [Burleigh, Charles] and Mott, Lucretia to McKim, James Miller, Jericho, NY, 1838 7mo 22.
Box 1
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2 pages. Discusses speaking at Quaker Meeting and elsewhere, as well as news about James Miller McKim, his idea of studying medicine, and a pamphlet he recently published.

Subjects: M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874; Lectures and lecturing

Relevant locations: Jericho (Nassau County, N.Y.); Chester County (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Willis, Phebe Post, Philadelphia, 1838 9mo 6.
Box 1
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4 P

A00182490. Burleigh, Charles to McKim, James Miller, Philadelphia, 1838 9mo 13.
Box 1
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4 pages. Both Charles C. Burleigh and James Miller McKim were abolitionists. Burleigh has been living with the Mott family. Discusses the fire that burned down Penn Factory, which James Mott owned a quarter of; describes the emotional and financial difficulties of the loss on James Mott and Lucretia Mott. Reports that Lucretia is attending a Female Anti-Slavery Society meeting and an Indian Committee meeting at Cherry Street Friends Meeting. Maria Mott Davis, Edward Morris Davis, and their daughter Anna Davis Hallowell are going to France for a year. Discusses other individuals, including Kimber family members (Martha, Mary, and Emmor), William Speakman, and William and Sarah (possibly William Speakman and Sarah Allibone Speakman McKim). Mentions speaking at Lumberville and at the Free Labor Convention.

Subjects: Mott, James, 1788-1868; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Davis, Maria Mott; Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Fires

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Willis, Phebe Post, Philadelphia, 1838 11mo 1.
Box 1
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4 C

Archival Resource Key. Mott, James to Children, Philadelphia, 1839 1mo 31.
Box 1
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4 C

Archival Resource Key. Mott, James to Children, Philadelphia, 1839 2mo 19.
Box 1
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2 C

A00181812. Child, Lydia Maria to [Mott, Lucretia], Northampton, 1839 3mo 5.
Box 1
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4 pages. Lydia Maria Child tells Lucretia Mott of her disdain for "Female Conventions and Societies." She also asks Mott to send a letter appealing to British women not to buy cotton produced in the United States, as she feels that the loss of their business would have a larger impact on slavery than an American boycott would.

Subjects: Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885; Boycotts; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Abolitionists; Cotton trade; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Women--Political activity; Women abolitionists; Women--Societies and clubs

Relevant locations: Northampton (Mass.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, James to Children, Philadelphia, 1839 3mo 7.
Box 1
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3 C

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Kelley, Abby, Philadelphia, 1839 3mo 18.
Box 1
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3 C

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to McKim, James Miller, Philadelphia, 1839 7mo 19.
Box 1
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4 C

Archival Resource Key. Wright, H.C. to Smith, Gerrit, Newburyport, 1839 10mo 7.
Box 1
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4 C

Archival Resource Key. Burleigh, Charles to McKim, James Miller, Philadelphia, 1839 10mo 26.
Box 1
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4 C

A00181815. Combe, George to Mott, Lucretia, Boston, 1839 11mo 5.
Box 1
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4 pages. George Combe was a leading proponent of phrenology. Says he is considering publishing an account of his visit to the United States and gives his opinions on the country. Also briefly mentions African colonization and lecturing on phrenology.

Subjects: Travelers' writings

Relevant locations: Boston (Mass.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00181816. Mott, Lucretia to McKim, James Miller, Philadelphia, 1839 12mo 29.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott expresses her excitement at James Miller McKim's upcoming visit. There is also talk of who they expect to attend the World's Anti-Slavery Convention in London.

Subjects: M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874; Abolitionists; Voyages and travels

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England)

Physical Description

2 L

A00181814. Mott, Lucretia to ?, [184-].
Box 1
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2 pages; fragment. Focuses on the relation between Quakers and other groups in pursuing reform; discusses ideas about labor and social organization, social reform, abolitionism, and other topics. Mentions reading Albert Brisbane's and Charles Fourier's work.

Subjects: Social reformers; Brisbane, Albert, 1809-1890; Antislavery movements; Quaker abolitionists; Slavery and the church

Physical Description

1 L

A00181813. Garrison, William Lloyd to Mott, Lucretia, Boston, 1840 4mo 28.
Box 1
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4 pages. William Lloyd Garrison expresses his awe of and appreciation for Lucretia Mott, and discusses Quaker antislavery writings, Southern views on slavery, and Mott's upcoming trip to England. Garrison also says that he is forced to rank the Society of Friends "among the corrupt sects of the age" due to their timidity in opposing slavery.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Quakers; Slavery and the church--Society of Friends; Quaker abolitionists

Relevant locations: Boston (Mass.); Philadelphia (Pa.); Lynn (Mass.)

Physical Description

2 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia and James to Children, London, 1840 6mo 14.
Box 1
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10C

Archival Resource Key. Haydon, Benjamin Robert to Mott, Lucretia, London, 1840 6mo 20.
Box 1
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1 C

A00182492. Martineau, Harriet to ?, Tynemouth, 1840 8mo 9.
Box 1
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4 pages. Handwritten copy of a letter from Harriet Martineau to "friends." Martineau was a prominent British writer, intellectual, and abolitionist, and is considered the first female sociologist. Is thankful for having met "Mrs. Mott, yourself and your friends" and alludes to her illness.

Relevant locations: Tynemouth (England)

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A00181817. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, David & Coffin, Martha, Philadelphia, 1840 8mo 28.
Box 1
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses family affairs and the passing of a friend. Possibly a fragment.

Subjects: Health; Death; Records and correspondence

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181818. Mott, Lucretia to Lippincott, Aaron S., Philadelphia, 1840 12mo 8.
Box 1
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3 pages. Lucretia Mott thanks Aaron S. Lippincott for his donation to the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. She also briefly mentions a "sectarian spirit" that "found its way into our ranks" and references the 1827 schism of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends. On the letterhead of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society.

Subjects: British and Foreign Anti-slavery Society; Quakers; Gifts; Hicksites; Antislavery movements

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181819. Combe, George to Mott, Lucretia, Slateford, 1841 2mo 8.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

4 pages. George Combe compares Europe and the United States and discusses the reception of his book about his travels in America. He encourages Mott to read his book and give him constructive criticism.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Phrenology; Voyages and travels; Authors

Relevant locations: Edinburgh (Scotland); Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00181820. Mott, Lucretia to Pease, Elizabeth, Philadelphia, 1841 2mo 18.
Box 1
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4 pages. Elizabeth Pease was a British Quaker social reformer. Mott discusses the British and Foreign Anti-slavery Society and brings up the rising factions within the society, with regards to dissenting opinions on what would most help formerly enslaved people.

Subjects: British and Foreign Anti-slavery Society; Pease, Elizabeth; Freedmen; Antislavery movements

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Darlington (England)

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A00182493. Mott, James to Webb, Richard D. & Hannah, Philadelphia, 1841 3mo.
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8 pages. Addressed to Richard D. Webb, who was an Irish Quaker, publisher, and abolitionist. Discusses Quaker theology and the Hicksite-Orthodox schism. Describes in detail the recent abolitionist work of his wife, Lucretia Mott, in "endeavoring to stir up the people to works of righteousness" in Dover, Harrisburg, and Trenton. Discusses the reception of abolitionist sentiment in Delaware and other states. Says "Although we have many discouragements and much uphill work, yet when I look back to the time when W. L. Garrison came to this city on his way to Boston after being in prison in Baltimore and recollect how few then manifested much interest in the subject, and and how many thousands are now laboring in the cause, my heart rejoices I am cheered in the hope that of the end of slavery draweth nigh." Talks about the dissension within the Quaker community concerning abolitionist activism, including the opinions of an influential New York Quaker named George White. Describes the family members of his household and Anna Mott Hopper's work in the abolitionist movement. Briefly discusses William Lloyd Garrison.

Subjects: Webb, Richard Davis, 1805-1872; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Hopper, Anna Mott, 1812-1874; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Abolitionists; Women abolitionists; Antislavery movements; Quakers; Women orators; Religions

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Willis, Phebe Post, Philadelphia, 1842 1mo 6.
Box 1
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4 C

A00181821. Mott, Lucretia to Johnson, WIlliam & Mary, Philadelphia, 1842 1mo 17.
Box 1
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott gives her condolences for the loss of William and Mary Johnson's infant daughter and notifies them of the recent passing of Edward and Elizabeth Parrish's son.

Subjects: Childbirth; Children--Death; Condolence notes

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Earle, Mary Hussey to Gardner, Phebe, Philadelphia, 1842 1mo 19.
Box 1
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4 C

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Willis, Phebe Post, Philadelphia, 1842 4mo 28.
Box 1
Physical Description

4 C

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Moore, M. & E., Philadelphia, 1842 6mo 26.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 C

A00181822. Chapman, M.W. to Mott, Lucretia, Boston, 1842 10mo 19.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

2 page. Maria Weston Chapman asks Lucretia Mott for sympathy regarding the death of someone close.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Death; Health

Relevant locations: Boston (Mass.)

Physical Description

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A0009465 / A0009466. Mott, Lucretia to Pennock, C.W., Philadelphia, 1843 10mo 26.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Letter from Lucretia Mott to C. W. Pennock [possibly Caspar Wistar Pennock, 1799-1867] regarding her efforts to find placement for people recently emancipated from slavery. Included with the letter is a card, criticizing slavery in the British West Indies, ca. 1824.

Subjects: Quaker abolitionists; Race discrimination -- Religious aspects -- Christianity; Slavery -- West Indies

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Caribbean; Free Border-States (NJ, PA, OH, IN, IL)

Physical Description

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A00182491. [Maria Mott Davis] to Davis, Edward M., Philadelphia, 1843 12mo 10.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses the health of their young son Henry and describes an eventful Meeting which concluded with a "Quaker mob" physically removing abolitionist lecturer Stephen S. Foster for his controversial speech.

Subjects: Foster, Stephen S. (Stephen Symonds), 1809-1881; Quakers; Speeches

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Pelham, & Brown to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1844 3mo 17.
Box 1
Physical Description

4 C

A00181823. Chandler, [Jos. R.] to Mott, Lucretia, 1844 9mo 15.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

1 page. A recipe for sweet corn pudding is included and its receipt is acknowledged by a Joseph Chandler.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Recipes; Puddings

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182494. Davis, Maria Mott to Davis, Edward M., Philadelphia, 1845 1mo 24.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Edward Morris Davis is in New York on business. Discusses recent events and news concerning family/friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00181824. Mott, Lucretia to Dugdale, Sarah, Philadelphia, 1845 10mo 7.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott compliments Sarah Dugdale's husband Joseph Dugdale on his ability to sway others to the abolitionist cause, then describes an uncomfortable encounter between a guest in her home and her aunt. She also mentions receiving a letter from Griffith M. Cooper, a minister who was recently laid off from his position for defending Charles Marriott and Isaac T. Hopper and how a reorganization of the Society of Friends is crucial.

Subjects: Abolitionists; Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896; Personal correspondence; Clergy; Marriott, Charles; Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852; Quakers; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Cooper, Griffith M., 1790?-1864; Antislavery movements

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Clark County (Ohio)

Physical Description

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A00181825. Mott, Lucretia to Pease, Elizabeth, Philadelphia, 1846 4mo 28.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott apologizes for responding to Pease's letter two years late and offers condolences for the death of her father. She also discusses abolitionist issues, as they both attended a convention together, and talks about recent news concerning family and friends.

Subjects: Pease, Elizabeth; Bereavement; Death; Abolitionists; Personal Correspondence; Antislavery movements; Women abolitionists

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00181826. Rotch, William to Mott, Lucretia, Philadelphia, 1846 6mo.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

2 pages. William Rotch, a former clerk of the New England Yearly Meeting, sends his regrets for not calling upon Lucretia Mott and mentions an activity he did with his children.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00181827. Mott, Lucretia to Channing, Wm. H., Philadelphia, 1847 7mo 2.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Lucretia Mott sends her condolences on the death of William Ellery Channing and encloses a poem written about the deceased.

Subjects: Channing, W. H. (William Henry), 1810-1884; Channing, William Ellery, 1780-1842; Bereavement; Death; Poetry; Condolence notes

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Boston (Mass.)

Physical Description

2 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to ?,, 1848 1mo 10.
Box 1
Physical Description

8 C

Archival Resource Key. Bibb, Mary E. to Smith, Gerrit, 1848 7mo 23.
Box 1
Physical Description

2 C

A00181828. Mott, Lucretia to Julian, George W., Philadelphia, 1848 11mo 14.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses religion, the life of one Dr. Channing (possibly William Ellery Channing), and how politics are changing.

Subjects: Julian, George Washington, 1817-1899; Religion; Channing, W. H. (William Henry), 1810-1884; Politics and government; Schism; Society of Friends; Unitarianism; Hicksites

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00181829. Webb, Richard D to Mott, Lucretia, Dublin, 1849 2mo 8.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Richard D. Webb was an Irish Quaker active in the antislavery movement; he and Lucretia Mott both attended the 1840 World Antislavery Convention in London. He gives Mott news of her acquaintances in Ireland and describes the lifestyle and trial of English printer Joseph Barker.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Barker, Joseph, 1806-1875

Relevant locations: Dublin (Ireland); Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00181830. Preston, Ann to Mott, Lucretia, West Grove, PA, 1849 3mo 12.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Ann Preston was a Hicksite Quaker physician, abolitionist, and women's rights activist. She talks at length about a book she has recently read about the life of Joseph Blanco White, who studied theology, and also about some mutual acquaintances.

Subjects: White, Joseph Blanco, 1775-1841; Books and reading; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: West Grove (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00181831. Mott, Lucretia to Dugdale, Joseph and Ruth, Philadelphia, 1849 3mo 28.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses the views of Unitarians; her stay with Samuel J. May, who was involved with abolition movements; an instance of a freedom seeker escaping slavery in a box (Henry "Box" Brown); and other abolitionists.

Subjects: May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871; Unitarianism; Abolitionists; Women's rights; Fugitive slaves; Congregational churches; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Antislavery movements; Religion; Brown, Henry Box, 1815 or 1816-

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

3 C

A00181832. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1849 7mo 6.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Mott describes recent events concerning family and friends, including a small antislavery meeting, considerations of sending a relative to an asylum, the curing of lockjaw via mesmerism, and a cholera epidemic. Briefly mentions "E. Stanton."

Subjects: Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Personal correspondence; Cholera; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

3 L

A00181833. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1849 7mo 13.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Lucretia Mott describes the final hours before her brother Thomas Coffin's death.

Subjects: Bereavement; Cholera; Death; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00181834. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1849 7mo 25.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

7 pages. Lucretia Mott mourns the death of her brother Thomas Coffin and describes the sorrow her family is feeling.

Subjects: Bereavement; Death; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00181835. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1849 7mo 28.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Fragment. Lucretia Mott writes of her personal life, as well as friends and family.

Subjects: Bereavement; Personal correspondence; Cholera; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Diseases

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

3 L

A00181836. Mott, Lucretia fragments.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Several fragments of different letters written by Lucretia Mott. She describes the final hours of her brother and the subsequent cleaning out of his house; her personal life as well as the happenings of friends and family; the current state of women's rights and the formation of a "suffrage society"; and antislavery activities.

Subjects: Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Grew, Mary, 1813-1896; Suffragists; Bereavement; Death; Personal correspondence; Women's rights; Fairs

Physical Description

3L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1849 8mo 3.
Box 1
Physical Description

3 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, Philadelphia, 1849 10mo 25.
Box 1
Physical Description

6 C

A00181837. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha?, 1849 11mo 21.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Fragment; very damaged. Lucretia Mott discusses death and how much more common it is amongst the poor. She also gives news of recent events concerning friends and family.

Subjects: Death; Poor--Mortality; Voyages and travels; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Physical Description

1 L

A00181838. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, 1849 12mo 26.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment. Lucretia Mott discusses personal subjects about family and friends to the recipient, including who has been to visit and several minor misfortunes to occur to people Mott knows.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Physical Description

1 L

A00181839. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, 1850? ?mo 21.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment; had been mailed with another letter. Lucretia Mott consoles her sister, who has recently lost a child, and discusses the daily happenings of her life.

Subjects: Bereavement; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Death--Religious aspects; Future life; Animal magnetism

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00181840. Mott, Lucretia to ?, 1850? 1mo 01.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment; likely written in 1850. Lucretia Mott discusses daily life of friends and family along with differing views of abolition. Mentions numerous abolitionists, including Abby Kelley and Edmund Quincy.

Subjects: Abolitionists; Foster, Abby Kelley, 1811-1887; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Quincy, Edmund, 1808-1877; Antislavery movements

Physical Description

1 L

A00181841. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha C., 1850 2mo.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment. Lucretia Mott discusses daily life within her social circle, covering topics of candle-making, jellies, her current reading material, natural disasters, and spiritualism. She also mentions Mary Grew, Nathaniel Parker Willis, George Combe, Benjamin Hallowell, and the Fox sisters, among others.

"Groceries and coal sold out very cheap to the Poor, and yet after all, thousands are in want--in rags--in vice and filth. Where is the radical reform?!!!!"

Subjects: Candlemaking; Jelly; Books and reading; Women in community organization;Natural disasters--Religious aspects; Women social reformers; Diseases--Religious aspects

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00181842. Mott, Lucretia to Ketcham, John and Rebecca, Philadelphia, 1850 3mo 16.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott thanks John and Rebecca Ketcham for the cushions sent to friends and family, and also describes her involvement with a local meeting, particularly of her disappointment at the lack of reporting for the Worcester Convention. Also mentioned is a series of court cases involving the arrest, recapture, or discharging of several freedom seekers escaping slavery.

Subjects: Abolitionists; Fugitive slaves; Quakers; Women in community organization; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Jericho (Nassau County, N.Y.)

Physical Description

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Women's Convention, Salem OH, Philadelphia, 1850 4mo 13.
Box 1
Physical Description

2 C

A00181843. Mott, Lucretia to Dugdale, Joseph and Ruth, Auburn, NY, 1850 7mo 12.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Lucretia Mott explains why her response to Joseph and Ruth Dugdale has been delayed. She also describes recent events in her social circle, as well as an incident where she disagreed with the trustees of New York Central College.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Baptists; Abolitionists; Reason, Charles Lewis, 1818-1893; New York Central College; Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896

Relevant locations: Auburn (N.Y.)

Physical Description

3 L

A00181844. Mott, Lydia P. to Mott, James and Lucretia, Cayuga Falls, 1851 3mo 4.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Lydia Mott introduces Francis Rattle to James and Lucretia Mott and asks them to send her an India silk shawl.

Subjects: Shawls; Introductions

Relevant locations: Cuyahoga Falls (Ohio)

Physical Description

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1851 3mo 17.
Box 1
Physical Description

4 C

A00181845. Mott, Lucretia & Grew, Mary to Myers, Leonard, Philadelphia, 1851 3mo 21.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Lucretia Mott and Mary Grew thank Leonard Myers and his colleagues for fighting for abolition and assures them they are doing the right thing.

Subjects: Philadelphia Female Anti-slavery Society; Myers, Leonard; Abolitionists; Lawyers; Antislavery movements

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00181846. Mott, Lucretia to [Corbit] Sarah, 1851 4mo 28.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

1 page. Lucretia Mott tells Sarah she has saved letters with autographs of prominent abolitionists for her son Charles S. Ogden and gives her condolences for the loss in her family.

Subjects: Autographs; Abolitionists; Bereavement; Condolence notes; Antislavery movements

Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, James letter to Hallock, Nicholas, Philadelphia, 1851, 4mo 30.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

1 page. James Mott writes that he will be able to attend the convention due to his planned travels and intention to attend Yearly Meeting. He notes that his wife, Lucretia Mott, will not be attending the annual meeting of the Anti-Slavery Society that year. He adds that he will forward the letter Hallock sent him to Joseph A. Dugdale and then talks briefly about Dugdale's recent activities.

Subjects: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955); Society of Friends; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Location

In the same folder as Mott, Lucretia to Allen, Mary P., Roadside, 1877 6mo 5 (A00182377).

A00182495. Mott, James to Respected Friend, 1851 7mo 20.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

1 page. Addressed to "Respected friend"; signed by James Mott as Chairman and James Miller McKim as Corresponding Secretary. Written from the Anti-Slavery Office. They request a monetary contribution towards the antislavery cause.

Subjects: Antislavery movements; Slavery; Underground Railroad; Fugitive slave law (United States : 1850)

Physical Description

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Gardner, Phebe Hussey, Philadelphia, 1852 3mo 26.
Box 1
Physical Description

2 C

A00181847. Gage, Frances D. to Mott, Lucretia, Mt. Airy, 1852 7mo 7.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Frances D. Gage discusses her daily life with Lucretia Mott, as well as her participation in the abolitionist movement.

Subjects: Abolitionists; Antislavery movements; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Mount Airy (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00181851. Mott, Lucretia to Ketcham, John and Rebecca, Auburn, NY, 1852 8mo 30.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses the importance of circulars for the abolitionist movement, mentioning also the Christiana Riot trials of 1851. She also discusses the current state of the abolitionist movement and how women's rights must be fought for as well. Briefly discusses a speech by Lajos Kossuth and William Lloyd Garrison's response. Briefly mentions Priscilla Townsend. Discusses ghosts and spiritualism.

Subjects: Advertising fliers; Periodicals; Abolitionists; Women's rights; Antislavery movements; Kossuth, Lajos, 1802-1894

Relevant locations: Auburn (N.Y.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00181848. Mott, Lucretia to Lewis, Graceanna, Philadelphia, 1852 8mo 9.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses the logistics of an antislavery meeting Graceanna Lewis is organizing.

Subjects: Abolitionists; Women in community organization; Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912; Antislavery movements; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Chester County (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00181849. Webb, Ruth D. to Mott, James & Lucretia, Dublin, 1852 8mo 13.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Richard D. Webb was an Irish Quaker active in the antislavery movement. Richard Webb discusses his daily life and travels in Ireland.

Subjects: Webb, Richard Davis, 1805-1872; Family relationships

Relevant locations: Dublin (Ireland)

Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. May, Samuel J. to Mott, Lucretia, Syracuse, 1852 8mo 25.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Ketcham, John & Rebecca, Auburn, N.Y., 1852 8mo 30.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Garrison, William Lloyd & Helen, Auburn, N.Y., 1852 8mo 31.
Box 1
Physical Description

2 C

A00181852. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1852 9mo 5.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Letter fragment addressed to an unknown recipient. Recounts recent events and news concerning family/friends.

Subjects: Voyages and travels; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Quakers; Quaker women; Personal Correspondence

Relevant locations: Pennsylvania

Physical Description

1 L

A00181853. Combe, George to Mott, Lucretia, Edinburgh, 1852 10mo 22.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

4 pages. George Combe writes to Mott about his friend William Ellis, and how he would get along with a Mr. Gillingham because of the views they share. Combe also discusses the similarities in their views of women's rights, though Combe claims that women of Mott's caliber have brains "like men." He read Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and believes it will assist in the abolition of slavery. He also discusses their mutual friends and his experiences traveling around the United Kingdom.

Physical Description

1 L

A00182496. Stone, Lucy to Friends, 1852 11mo 15.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Addressed to "Very dear Friends"; written from Amber [sp?]. Mentions multiple people, including William Lloyd Garrison, Lucretia Mott, Anne Knight, and Miss Nolley [sp]. Mentions a report that will be published soon. Discusses recent and upcoming Woman's Rights Conventions, lecturing, and the controversy over bloomers.

Subjects: Congresses and conventions; Women orators; Bloomer costume; Women's rights

Physical Description

1 L

A00181854. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1853 2mo 27.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses recent events, the recent death of her sister Elizabeth Coffin Yarnall's son, female college students, and Temperance. Letter includes a brief note from Elizabeth Coffin Yarnall.

Subjects: Sewing; Death; Women--Education (Higher); Bereavement; Temperance

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Buffalo (N.Y.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00181855. Stevenson, Thomas B. to Mott, Lucretia, Maysville, OH, 1853 10mo 13.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

1 page. Thomas B. Stevenson was a newspaper editor and publisher. He writes Mott that he has advertised her upcoming speech in the Mayfield Eagle and regrettably has urgent business that makes him unable to attend the speech.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Voyages and travels; Public speaking; Quaker women; Women orators

Relevant locations: Maysville (Ky.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00181856. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Cincinnati, 1853 10mo 14.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott describes her recent travels to Cincinnati, her future travel plans, the people she has been interacting with, and the meetings she has been attending. Is homesick and wants to receive letters from her children. Sends instructions for the maintenance of the house. There will be a meeting this evening in which Lucy Stone will participate prominently. Mentions a recent meeting where Antoinette L. Brown and Lucy Stone gave speeches. William Folger (probably her cousin Rear Admiral William Mayhew Folger, 1844-1928) expressed interest in the Convention. Elizabeth Jones has made five thousand dollars from lecturing and is now building a house with her husband Benjamin Jones. Talks about a woman named Susan R. Johns who is an admirer of Margaret Fuller Ossoli, is working against capital punishment, and is interested "in the woman question."

Subjects: Voyages and travels; Personal correspondence; Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893; Blackwell, Antoinette Louisa Brown, 1825-1921; Jones, J. Elizabeth (Jane Elizabeth), 1813-1896; Women social reformers; Public speaking; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Women orators

Relevant locations: Cincinnati (Ohio)

Physical Description

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A00181857. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Ohio River, 1853 10mo 17.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses her travels to and from Cincinnati and the meeting she attended there. Mentions seeing Sarah Peter, Lucy Stone, and Levi Coffin.

Subjects: Voyages and travels; Personal correspondence; Railroad Voyages and travels; Quakers

Relevant locations: Ohio

Physical Description

1 L

A00181858. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Philadelphia, 1854 1mo 30.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Lucretia Mott tells her daughter to come home soon and informs her she will be forwarding the letter she wrote to Martha.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00181859. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1854 1mo 30.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses the daily lives of friends and family as well as her thoughts about Martha visiting them.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Quakers

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00181860. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Philadelphia, 1854 8mo 6.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses the daily lives of friends and family and wants her daughter Martha "Pattie" Lord to come visit her.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Sewing; Buildings--Repair and reconstruction; Landscape gardening

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00181861. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Philadelphia, 1854 9mo 21.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Possibly addressed to her daughter Martha Mott Lord. Lucretia Mott discusses her personal life and the renovations being done in her home.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Interior decoration

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00181862. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Philadelphia, 1854 9mo 27.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Discusses events in her household, including renovations. Discusses recent events concerning family and friends.

Subjects: Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891; Loring, Ellis Gray, 1803-1858; Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888; Personal correspondence; Interior decoration

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Succasunna, 1854 11mo 10.
Box 2
Physical Description

2 C

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Succasunna, 1854 11mo 12.
Box 2
Physical Description

3 C

A00181865. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, 1855 ? ?.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. A fragment of a letter from Lucretia Mott to Martha Wright that was written over a letter from Anna Brown to Lucretia Mott (letter is signed Anna C. Brown but is likely from Anna Coffin Temple Brown). Discusses recent events involving family and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Physical Description

1 L

A00181866. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 1mo 16.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Probably written to Martha Wright and Martha's daughter. Lucretia Mott discusses her daily life and events within her social circle.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Families

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00181867. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 1mo 22.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning family/friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Childbirth; Travel

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00181869. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 1mo 23.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses news of family and friends, particularly that of Anna Wright, who is ill following the birth of her twins.

Subjects: Families; Personal correspondence; Diseases; Childbirth

Physical Description

2 L

A00181868. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 1mo 25.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses news concerning family and friends, particularly that of her widowed cousin Caroline Stratton.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Widows; Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879

Physical Description

1L

A00181870. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 2mo 1.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses family and friends, particularly Anna H., who is sick, and Lucy, who is getting married. She also mentions lectures in her area and meetings she has attended.

Subjects: Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912; Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895; Pugh, Sarah, 1800-1884; Personal correspondence; Diseases; Families; Marriage; Quakers

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00181871. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 2mo 18.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses recent events concerning family/friends, the marriage of Caroline (probably her cousin Caroline Chase Stratton), illnesses within the family, and sewing. Mentions going with Willie to Media, where he gave an abolitionist speech. Note at the end signed E.W.O., probably Martha Wright's daughter Eliza Wright Osborne (1830-1911).

Subjects: Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893; Diseases; Marriage; Personal correspondence; Families; Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00181872. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 3mo 5.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

19 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses her daily life and recent events concerning family and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Diseases; Families

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

7 L

A00181873. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 3mo 12.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses family, friends, and daily life.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Death; Diseases; House cleaning

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00181874. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 3mo 26.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses an event she attended where someone took up too much speaking time. She also mentions attending a suffrage meeting and has been in contact with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The majority of the letter is a discussion of friends, family, and daily life.

Subjects: Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Personal correspondence; Death; Bereavement; Debt; Women--Suffrage; Quakers; Quaker women

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00181875. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 4mo 2.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses daily life, friends, and family. She also mentions a progressive meeting she attended, with multiple speakers lecturing on "the movement."

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Marriage; Quakers; Diseases; Death; Grew, Mary, 1813-1896; Books--Purchasing

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00181876. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 4mo 16.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses the wedding of Charles Wood to Mott's cousin Caroline Stratton. Discusses recent events involving family and friends. Briefly mentions an antislavery meeting.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Marriage; Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00181877. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 4mo 21.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses interactions with and recent events concerning family and friends, including Laura Stratton Birney, Ellen (possibly Martha Wright's daughter Ellen Wright Garrison), and Lydia. Mentions the recent death of Elias Hicks' brother-in-law Dr. Seaman, and the death of the son of her neighbor Dr. Rodman. Discusses Yearly Meeting.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Death; Quakers

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181878. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 4mo 26.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Letter written on a printed circular titled "To the Friends of the Cause of Woman," dated January 15th, 1854 and signed by Lucretia Mott, Lucy Stone, and others. Discusses interactions with and recent events concerning family/friends, including the health of Ellen (probably Martha Wright's daughter Ellen Wright Garrison).

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181879. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 4mo 27.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. Discusses the idea of compensation to the South in exchange for the abolition of slavery. Writes, "We have had some interesting fugitives here lately. How I wish thousands more would escape, and the remainder resolve they would no longer work unpaid."

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Families; Women abolitionists; Antislavery movements; Slavery; Fugitive slaves

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181880. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 5mo 10.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. Has received a letter from Thomas Wentworth Higginson inviting her to "his pulpit" and to the Boston Women Regional Meeting. Mentions that Theodore Parker will be attending the Kennett Meeting and an anti-slavery meeting in Philadelphia.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Quakers

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181881. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 5mo 14.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Letter written on a printed circular titled "To the Friends of the Cause of Woman," dated January 15th, 1854 and signed by Lucretia Mott, Lucy Stone, and others. Discusses recent events and news concerning family/friends. Discusses Quaker Meetings and mentions planning to meet Theodore Parker and Oliver Johnson on their way to the Kennet Progressive Meeting.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Quakers

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00181882. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 5mo 19.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Recounts recent events and news concerning friends and family. Discusses her aunt Lydia P. Mott and Lydia's friend Chloe Allen, who have been staying with them. Theodore Parker came to lecture. Describes in detail the birth of her daughter Elizabeth Cavender's son. Mentions the conclusion of Yearly Meeting, the possibility of her meeting making an address to Southern slaveholders and the "New York Anniversary" where Sumner (likely Senator Charles Sumner) made a speech. Individuals mentioned include John Ketcham, Henry Clarke Wright, Mary Grew, Hannah Hopper, Harriet Martineau, and Maria Chapman.

Subjects: Mott, Lydia P. (Lydia Philadelphia), 1775-1862; Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860; Cavender, Elizabeth Mott, 1825-1865; Childbirth; Antislavery movements

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181883. Mott, James to My dearly beloved, New York, 1855 5mo 30.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Letter from James Mott to Lucretia Mott. Details his journey to New York and meeting with family and friends. Describes the content of the meeting he attended featuring Rachel Hicks and Rachel Rogers. Visited the "anti slavery office." Mentions a proposal being considered for Hicksite and Orthodox Quaker immersion. Encloses a letter from Ellis Yarnall to be sent to his father. Saw off Marianna Mott and her family on the steamer "Baltic." The third page includes additional text probably written by Lucretia Mott discussing recent events and friends and family. The fourth page is a letter written by Marianna Pelham Mott describing her journey on the steamer "Baltic."

Subjects: Mott, James, 1788-1868; Mott, Marianna Pelham, 1825-1872; Voyages and travels; Quakers

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

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A00181884. Mott, Lucretia to Pelham, Marianna & Mott, Thomas, Philadephia, 1855 6mo 2.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses the departure of Marianna and Thomas Mott, who have left on the steamer "Baltic" to travel. Describes recent events and news concerning family and friends.

Subjects: Mott, Marianna Pelham, 1825-1872; Mott, Thomas, 1823-1899; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181885. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 6mo 4.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. Describes interacting with Theodore Parker, who has been attending Quaker Meetings and lecturing. Plans to attend an upcoming antislavery convention in Newtown but says "any dependence on my worn out powers as a speaker, detracts greatly from the pleasure of these occasions."

Subjects: Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181886. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 7mo 4.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends, including her return from Auburn to Philadelphia. Talks about a woman named Miss Chapman from Massachusetts who has been struggling to find subscribers for her wreath-making business.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Travel

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181887. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Philadelphia, 1855 8mo 7.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Maria Mott Davis and her husband Edward Davis are away visiting family in Nantucket and have left their children with Lucretia. Discusses recent events concerning family and friends. References events surrounding the legal case of Passmore Williamson, a Quaker arrested for taking an African American woman named Jane Johnson and her children away from their master. Morris Hallowell and James Miller McKim protested Williamson's arrest.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Quakers; Williamson, Passmore

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181888. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, 1855 8mo 13.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

6 pages. The first three pages are addressed to "Sister" and were probably written by one of Lucretia Mott's daughters; the second portion was written by Lucretia Mott; the third portion was written by Elizabeth Mott Cavender and addressed to her aunt. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. Mentions Martha Coffin Wright agreeing to preside over the Woman's Rights Convention in Saratoga. Briefly discusses Rachel Tyson Jackson (1807-1883) and the Sharon Female Boarding School that she helped to establish. Mentions a school being run by William Parrish's daughter. Contains multiple references to people participating in water cures and hydrotherapy and the circulation of correspondence.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Yarnall, Ellis, 1817-1905; Wright, Martha Coffin, 1806-1875; Women in education

Physical Description

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A00181889. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 8mo 14.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181890. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, 1855 9mo 4.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

10 pages. Apologizes for failing to properly reply to recent correspondence. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. Recounts interacting with and news of Joseph Barker. Mentions Dr. Stamm wanting to organize a convention and Quaker Meeting lecturers. Describes in detail the court testimony and protection of freedom seeker Jane Johnson by abolitionists. Has visited Passmore Williamson in prison, who was arrested for his role in Jane Johnson's escape. Discusses the schooling of Martha's children and the possibility of Ellen Wright attending the Sharon Female Boarding School ("the Darby School") run by Rachel Tyson Jackson. Complains about the handwriting of multiple individuals and mentions the circulation of correspondence. Talks about Christianity and Quakerism. In reference to the Saratoga Springs Woman's Rights Convention, which Martha Coffin Wright had been elected president of, Mott says she has hoped that the reputations of Mary Wollstonecraft, Frances Wright, and Robert Owens "would have justice done them, and the denunciations of bigoted Sectarianism fall into merited contempt." Mentions a Quaker preacher named Elizabeth Collins Leedom and a meeting of the Executive Committee. Edward Hopper "has been engaged day and night with the Slave case," referencing his work as an attorney for Passmore Williamson. Discusses her views on schooling and land available in the West Chester area that could be bought and used to establish a school. Also briefly mentions Lucy Stone, Ernestine Rose, and physician Ann Preston.

Subjects: Barker, Joseph, 1806-1875; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874; Johnson, Jane, 1820?-; Jackson, Rachel, 1807?-1883; Garrison, Ellen Wright, 1840-1931; Williamson, Passmore; Fugitive slaves; Underground Railroad; Antislavery movements; Women abolitionists; Women slaves; Slavery--Law and legislation; Women--Education; Women in education; Quakers; Hydrotherapy; Women's rights

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00181892. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 9mo 7.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. Mentions the circulation of correspondence. Mentions the imminent return of Ellis Yarnall, the legal case of Passmore Williamson, and the death and funeral of Lucretia's sister-in-law Elizabeth M. Mott (1804-1855). Is forwarding the prospectus for the "Darby School" (the Sharon Female Boarding School), where her niece Ellen Wright may attend. Discusses Lucy Stone, who wrote a letter to James Mott praising Martha Coffin Wright's service as President of the Convention in Saratoga.

Subjects: Williamson, Passmore; Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893; Wright, Martha Coffin, 1806-1875; Congresses and conventions; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181893. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 9mo 11.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. Talks about the case of Jane Johnson, a fugitive African American woman who abolitionists helped to escape and harbor, and calls the decision of the judges an "abomination." "Indignant" Meetings are being held about the case with speakers such as Rev. Andrew Twonbley Foss (1803-1875) and Samuel Aaron (1800-1865). Her health is preventing her from attending Meetings and accepting an invitation from Anne Warren Weston to write for the Liberty Bell. Discusses the schooling of multiple people including her niece Ellen Wright, who may attend the "Darby School" (the Sharon Female Boarding School). Abby Southwick will be establishing a school in Norristown.

Subjects: Johnson, Jane, 1820?-; Jackson, Rachel, 1807?-1883; Antislavery movements; Women abolitionists; Slavery--Law and legislation; Women in education; Quakers; Indigestion

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181894. Mott, Lucretia to ?, 1855 9mo 12-13.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment; pages labeled number 5 and 8. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. Mentions the circulation of correspondence, an upcoming anti-slavery meeting, and the revival of the Fair Committee (probably referring to the annual Anti-Slavery Fair of Pennsylvania). Lists multiple newspapers/journals she subscribes to, and she has cleared off hundreds of letters and pamphlets from her desk. Discusses the death and funeral arrangements of her sister-in-law Elizabeth M. Mott (1804-1855).

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Periodicals; Death

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A00181895. Mott, Lucretia to ?, Philadelphia, 1855 9mo 17.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Probably to her sister Martha Coffin Wright. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Attended an antislavery meeting where she heard Mary Grew's "excellent" letter to Passmore Williamson listing the resolutions that they had adopted. Describes the birth of Martha "Pattie" Mott Lord's daughter Ellen Lord De Schweinitz (1855-1897). Briefly discusses the schooling of her niece Ellen Wright, who may attend the "Darby School" (the Sharon Female Boarding School). Is visiting both Orthodox and Hicksite Friends in the hope of inducing action against Judge Kane for his conduct in Passmore Williamson's legal case. Anne Warren Weston has written to ask her to contribute an article to the Liberty Bell and also proposes having a Meeting in Weymouth.

Subjects: Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916; Kane, John K. (John Kintzing), 1795-1858; Williamson, Passmore; Weston, Anne Warren, 1812-1890; Women abolitionists; Antislavery movements; Childbirth; Quakers

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181896. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 10mo 4.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends, including Josiah Barker. References the circulation of correspondence. Discusses her upcoming travel plans. Mentions an upcoming anti-slavery "excursion" with Rev. Andrew Twombley Foss and James Miller McKim and mentions hearing Senator Wilson speak while attending Meetings in West Chester. Mentions a Convention she will be attending, followed by an anti-slavery meeting and a fair (probably referring to the annual Anti-Slavery Fair of Pennsylvania).

Subjects: Voyages and travels; Antislavery movements; Quakers

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181897. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, New York, 1855 11mo 10.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses traveling home with family by boat after visiting her sister Martha Coffin Wright. Listened to a discussion about slavery but did not participate, saying "'nobody wants to hear old folks talk.' I like to listen to the younger. I rejoice that there are younger, to advocate the slave's claims."

Subjects: Voyages and travels; Personal correspondence; Slavery; Antislavery movements

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

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A00181898. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 11mo 16.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends. Discusses her negative opinions of Richard Cromwell and the confrontation between Cromwell and herself during a crowded Meeting in New York. Listened to a sermon by "Beecher" and a speech by Joseph Barker. Her husband, James Mott, has been overseeing construction on their property. Discusses attending an Executive Committee Meeting called by James Miller McKim, which Sarah Pugh and Abigail Kelley Foster attended. Makes multiple references to planning an upcoming fair (probably referring to the annual Anti-Slavery Fair of Pennsylvania). Mentions attending a meeting concerning the quality of local schools. James Miller McKim discussed young women being taught philosophy in school and "on the various works of late on the marriage relation."

Subjects: Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879; Garrison, Ellen Wright, 1840-1931; Barker, Joseph, 1806-1875; Quakers; Quaker women; Dwellings--Maintenance and repair; Fairs

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00181899. Mott, Lucretia et.al. to Mott, Thomas & Marianna, Philadelphia, 1855 11mo 26.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Thomas and Marianna Mott are traveling in Europe. The letter beginning on page 1 was written by George Lord; the letters beginning on pages 2 and 4 were written by Lucretia Mott; the letter beginning on page 3 was possibly written by Maria Mott Davis. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Lucretia Mott discusses reading "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman. Mentions the imprisonment of and newspaper articles concerning Passmore Williamson. Recounts Ernestine L. Rose's opinions on Dr. Stamm as an ineffective reformer for the Women's Rights Movement. Mentions Richard Cromwell's negative behavior towards her at a recent meeting in New York.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892; Williamson, Passmore; Rose, Ernestine L. (Ernestine Louise), 1810-1892; Barker, Joseph, 1806-1875

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181919. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, 1855 12mo? 01.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment. Possibly written to her sister Martha Coffin Wright on December 1, 1855. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. Discusses Joseph Barker.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Barker, Joseph, 1806-1875

Physical Description

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A00181920. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 12mo 4.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends. Discusses the circulation of correspondence from Thomas and Marianna Mott, who are traveling in Europe. Attended a Debate Meeting about slavery with Edward D., possibly Edward Morris Davis; says "the Meetings have so increased since he joined—and introduced women also, that the small hall will hardly hold them."

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Families; Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; Antislavery movements; Slavery

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181921. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 12mo 9.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. Mentions an upcoming fair (probably referring to the annual Anti-Slavery Fair of Pennsylvania) and Annual Meeting. Describes the construction occurring at the Shower's house.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Garrison, Ellen Wright, 1840-1931

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181922. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 12mo 18.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. Multiple people have recently died, including William Gibbons. Describes the fair that she helped organize (probably referring to the annual Anti-Slavery Fair of Pennsylvania).

Subjects: Gibbons, William, 1834-1855; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Death; Fairs

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181923. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1855 12mo 31.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses recent holiday events and news concerning family and friends. Mentions letters from a cousin where he "dwells absurdly on the evils of the present costume of women." Mentions that "The Una" has ceased publication; she encourages people to petition but says "with all we have to do for the slave, and my other numerous cares, I can feel a very cispher [sp] in this movement. We are not petitioning, we are holding no Meetings, we are doing nothing, save that two medical schools for women are in operation." "The Una" was among the first feminist periodicals operated entirely by women. Discusses sewing, quilting, and current fashions. Briefly discusses a petition and says "how hard it is for the oppressor to do justice for the oppressed!" Mentions her interest in Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Comments on Frances D. Gage, saying "she is blessed for the good she has done with her pen."

Subjects: Gage, Frances Dana, 1808-1884; Periodicals; Feminist literature; Women's rights; Sewing; Fashion; Quilts; Families

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181924. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1856 1mo 7.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. Mentions wanting to see Elizabeth Cady Stanton's reply to Gerrit Smith's "unreasonable demand" and comments on a disappointing speech from Henry Ward Beecher. Details the illness and death of her grandson, George Hopper (1847-1856).

Subjects: Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887; Hopper George, 1847-1856; Death; Children--Death

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Nantucket, 1856 8mo 7.
Box 2
Physical Description

8 C

A00181925. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1856 9mo 21.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Discusses Edward Hopper, who has been ill, and his participation in political and antislavery meetings.

Subjects: Hopper, Edward, 1812-1893; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181926. Mott, Lucretia to Cousins Mary and Phebe, Roadside, 1856 10mo 9.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Mentions the political activities of family members at Meetings, the upcoming Annual Anti-Slavery Meeting in Philadelphia, and the Grimke sisters. Thomas Cavender was injured in a carriage accident. Says that the Fair circles have begun to meet (probably referring to the annual Anti-Slavery Fair of Pennsylvania). Will be attending the upcoming Woman's Rights Convention in New York with her sister Martha Coffin Wright, which has been postponed until after the election.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Quakers; Women's rights

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00181927. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha C., 1857 4mo 1.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Fragment. The first two pages were written by Marianna Pelham Mott, possibly addressed to Lucretia Mott. The Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright begins on page three. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Discusses a reverend "Mr. Mellen," possibly Charles Mellen Tyler. Attended a lecture by Charles Lenox Remond and wants to attend a meeting held by him and Benjamin Smith Jones at the African American Israel Church. Describes attending a seance conducted by a medium named Miss Quincy.

Subjects: Remond, Charles Lenox, 1810-1873; African American abolitionists; Seances; Psychics; Personal correspondence

Physical Description

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1857 7mo 16.
Box 2
Physical Description

6 C

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1857 7mo 27.
Box 2
Physical Description

8 P

A00181928. Mott, Lucretia to Brown, Anna Coffin, Roadside, 1857 8mo?.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment. Possibly written from Roadside; possibly to her niece Anna Coffin Temple Brown. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Physical Description

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Philadelphia, 1857 12mo 14.
Box 2
Physical Description

4 C

A00181929. Davis, Anna to Davis, Maria, 1858?.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Written from Theodore Weld's school in New Jersey, circa 1858. Discusses her experiences at school and climbing Newark Mountain.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Mountaineering

Relevant locations: Watchung Mountains (N.J.); Raritan Bay Union (Eagleswood, N.J.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to ?, Philadelphia, 1858 1mo 6.
Box 2
Physical Description

2 C

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Philadelphia, 1858 1 mo 14.
Box 2
Physical Description

8 C

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to ?, Roadside, 1858 5mo 16.
Box 2
Physical Description

4 C

A00181930. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1858? 5mo 19.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends. Discusses the theology being practiced at Eagleswood.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Religions

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Raritan Bay Union (Eagleswood, N.J.)

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A00181931. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1858 6mo 13.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Mentions Benjamin Collier, William Furness, and attending an antislavery meeting. Briefly discusses the life imprisonment of Captain William Baylis for his role in aiding freedom seekers escaping slavery; is issuing circulars to raise money for an appeal. Asks Wright about the Temperance Convention she attended, where William H. Burleigh made a speech; says "I am at times discouraged, seeing the return to wine drinking, as with A. S. Conventions." Discusses the negative attitude of Robert Purvis towards the Woman's Convention. Mentions Lucy Stone's "attack" on William Lloyd Garrison. Discusses a Rev. Long; she and her Female Society made contributions towards the development of his book and his abolitionist work in the Methodist Church.

Subjects: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Antislavery movements; Dwellings--Maintenance and repair; Families; Women's rights; Women--Societies and clubs; Women social reformers; Temperance; Congresses and conventions

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00181933. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1858 6mo 29.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00181932. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha & Anna Temple Brown, 1858 7mo 05.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Discusses meeting "a Holland lady traveller" and her views on "the Woman Question," slavery, and other reform issues. Appreciated a letter from Susan B. Anthony but disagrees with her opinions about the use of women's maiden names. Mentions the recent court decision giving fathers more power than mothers over decisions concerning their children. Asks for Martha's opinions of the recent Vermont Convention.

Subjects: Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Moore, Rachel Wilson; Women's rights; Women social reformers; Personal correspondence

Physical Description

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A00181934. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1858 7mo 6.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Discusses her opinions on and the participation of several individuals in the women's rights, abolition, and free love reform movements, including Rachel Barker Moore, Susan B. Anthony, William Goodell, Stephen Pearl Andrews, James Miller McKim, Thomas Curtis, William Lloyd Garrison, and Henry Clarke Wright. Mentions a recent court ruling giving fathers more rights than mothers over their children. Recounts the treatment of James Bowers, who was tarred and feathered for aiding freedom seekers escaping slavery. Thanks Wright for an extract of an Elizabeth Cady Stanton letter. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends.

Subjects: Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874; Goodell, William, 1792-1878; Andrews, Stephen Pearl, 1812-1886; Wright, Henry Clarke, 1797-1870; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Antislavery movements; Women's rights; Women social reformers; Free love; Underground Railroad

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181935. Mott, Lucretia to Mott, Lucretia, 1858 8mo 7.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends. Mentions stopping by the Anti-Slavery Office. Jacob Heaton asked for her autograph.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181936. Mott, Lucretia to Anna, Roadside, 1858 8mo 13.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

5 pages. Written from Roadside. Addressed to "Anna" and likely written to her niece Anna Coffin Temple Brown. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Partially written over a printed invitation to a gathering at the home on James Sloan Gibbons to establish a new "Christian Association."

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00181937. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1858 8mo 24.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence.

Subjects: Families; Personal correspondence; Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00181938. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1858 8mo 29.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Briefly mentions an upcoming Quarterly Meeting and Rachel Wilson Moore's Meeting at Niagara.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00181939. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1858 9mo 1.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Describes the family and friends she interacted with and the meeting she attended while staying in Mount Holly, New Jersey. Discusses the circulation of correspondence.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Quakers

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Mount Holly (N.J.)

Physical Description

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A00181940. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1858 9mo 10.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Written from Roadside. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Discusses the misrepresentation of reform movements in the press. Recounts her attendance at multiple crowded antislavery meetings and the speeches of Rachel Barker, Robert Collyer, and others. Speaks extensively of her nephew Ellis Yarnall and his new wife Margaret Harrison Yarnall. George Combe has recently died. Mentions correspondence from Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Declines the proposition of holding conventions with Antoinette Brown Blackwell and Ernestine L. Rose in Montreal and the western U.S., saying she is too old for extensive travel and meetings.

Subjects: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874; Yarnall, Ellis, 1817-1905; Combe, George, 1788-1858; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Blackwell, Antoinette Louisa Brown, 1825-1921; Antislavery movements; Congresses and conventions; Quakers; Women social reformers; Personal correspondence; Baptists, German; Women orators

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); Chester County (Pa.)

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A00181941. Mott, Lucretia & Brown, Anna Temple to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1858 10mo 14.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

12 pages. Pages 1-11 were written by Lucretia Mott; the letter written by Anna Coffin Temple Brown begins on page 11. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Recounts attending multiple antislavery/general meetings and the participation of Rachel Barker, who "preached powerfully," Robert Collyer, James Miller McKim, and others. Discusses Henry Bleby. Discusses to varying degrees Rachel Barker, Antoinette Brown Blackwell, Susan B. Anthony, Ernestine L. Rose, and other women activists; says, "Let not S. B. Anthony abate one whit of her outspoken zeal, nor E. C. Stanton one word of her vigorous writing." Shares her opinions on Joseph Barker and his recent participation in abolitionist activities.

Subjects: Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Bleby, Henry, 1809-1882; Barker, Joseph, 1806-1875; Howland, Emily, 1827-1929; Rose, Ernestine L. (Ernestine Louise), 1810-1892; Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Dwellings--Maintenance and repair; Women's rights; Women social reformers; Antislavery movements

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181942. Mott, Lucretia to All at Home, Baltimore, 1858 10mo 27.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Last paragraph written by Anna Mott Hopper. Discusses family and friends and references the circulation of correspondence. Describes participating in meetings in Baltimore concerning abolition, saying, "Radical preaching seems to suit the people, and good feeling prevails." Mentions attending a large meeting with African Americans, as well as sermons by Miriam Gover, Joshua Foulke, Ann Weaver, and Louisa Steer. Individuals who also attended meetings included John Needles, Chalkley and Kezia Gillingham, and Edith Scott. Discusses Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who will be accompanying her back home to Philadelphia and Roadside.

Subjects: Needles, John, 1786-1878; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Hopper, Anna Mott, 1812-1874; Antislavery movements; Women orators; Quakers

Relevant locations: Baltimore (Md.)

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Archival Resource Key. Needles, Elizabeth to Lord, Martha, 1858 11mo?.
Box 2
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A00181943. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1858 11mo 3.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from her son-in-law Edward Hopper's house. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. Anna Mott Hopper and Lucretia Mott have returned from attending antislavery meetings in Baltimore, with Elizabeth Cady Stanton accompanying them. Describes Elizabeth Cady Stanton's visit and the theft of her belongings that were left in Thomas Mott's store. Discusses H. W. Bucher's lecture and recounts a discussion about religious orthodoxy. Mentions an Executive Committee Meeting and Fair Circle meeting (probably referring to the annual Anti-Slavery Fair of Pennsylvania). Mentions Quaker minister Rachel Barker Moore, a letter from Harriet Martineau, a Mrs. Rose (possibly referring to Ernestine L. Rose), Joseph Barker, and Susan B. Anthony.

Subjects: Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Theft; Quakers

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181944. Mott, Lucretia to Brown, Anna Temple, Wayside, 1858 11mo 5.
Box 2
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2 pages. Written from Wayside. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. Elizabeth Cady Stanton is corresponding with Thomas Mott about the theft of her belongings from his store while she was visiting with Lucretia Mott. Mentions the recent elections, a speech by William Henry Seward, recent newspaper articles, and women's rights. Says she has "become quite a defender" of Lucy Stone's right to use her maiden name.

Subjects: Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Theft; Personal correspondence

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Archival Resource Key. Chase, R.B. to Mott, Lucretia, Mt. Holly, 1858 11mo 10.
Box 2
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A00181945. Mott, Lucretia to Anna, Roadside, 1858 11mo 26.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Written from Roadside. Probably addressed to her niece Anna Coffin Temple Brown. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Describes her interaction with lecturer George W. Curtis, as well as her participation in the Fair Circles. Mentions an Executive Committee.

Subjects: Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181946. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1858 11mo 28.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside. Reports recent events and news concerning family and friends. Discusses astronomy, science, and the theft of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's possessions during a recent visit. References her participation in the recent antislavery meetings in Baltimore. Holds negative opinions of "the little Temperance lecturer," saying that she isn't "one of us." Shares her opinions on multiple women's rights issues, including her support of the Bloomer fashion and the right of Lucy Stone to use her maiden name; "It needs that advocates of Womans Rights should be thoroughly grounded, to be able to stand firm against all opposition, and ridicule, and misrepresentation." Antoinette Brown Blackwell spoke to a full house at the Annual Meeting. Discusses J. B. Toulmin's [sp] interest in abolitionism and his support of Fanny Wright's "mission and experiment" for African Americans. Mentions receiving correspondence from Griffith M. Cooper, Elizabeth Pease Nichol, and Harriet Martineau. Mentions her daughters hemming sheets for the "Colored Home," Sydney Howard Gay, and Jessie White Mario. A Mrs. Young is holding an anatomy and physiology lecture in Philadelphia.

Subjects: Reed, William B. (William Bradford), 1806-1876; Yarnall, Ellis, 1817-1905; Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879; Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893; Blackwell, Antoinette Louisa Brown, 1825-1921; McKim, Sarah Allibone Speakman, 1813-1891; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Periodicals; Interior decoration; Temperance; Women's rights; Women social reformers; Women orators; Antislavery movements; Slavery

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181947. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1858 12mo 13.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends, including the death and funeral of William Logan Fisher. Page three is written on a printed annual commencement invitation of the Female Medical College dated February 25th, 1857.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Death

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181948. Mott, Lucretia to Brown, Anna Temple, Philadelphia, 1858 12mo 15.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Discusses the illnesses and deaths of several family members and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Death

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181949. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1858 12mo 26.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Describes recent holiday events and news concerning family and friends. Discusses her aiding John Beeson, who has been advocating for Native American rights at local speaking events, as well as promoting his book "A Plea for the Indians"; Mott says he "thinks there is more virtue among the Indians in the far Interior, than among the boasting civilized whites." Talks about Henry Thomas Buckle's "History of Civilization." Enjoyed a lecture by Ralph Waldo Emerson on "The Law of Success" and discusses moral philosophy; Emerson told her, "I got some leaves out of your book." Recounts the events of the twenty-third Anti-Slavery Fair of Pennsylvania and the Convention. Mentions her interest in attending lectures by Thomas Starr King, a recent lecture given by Horace Mann, upcoming lectures by Jessie White Mario, a speech of William H. Seward, and the opinions of Emma Parker Wood (1817-1898) on women's rights. Briefly discusses prisoner rights.

Subjects: Barker, Joseph, 1806-1875; Beeson, John, 1803-1889; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874; Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882; Mario, Jessie White, 1832-1906; Antislavery movements; Women abolitionists; Women's rights; Indians of North America--Civil rights; Books and reading; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Fairs; Congresses and conventions; Prisoners--Civil rights

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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`A00181950. Mott, Lucretia to Brown, Anna Coffin, Roadside, 1858 12mo 30.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Tells Anna Coffin Temple Brown about recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181951. Mott, Lucretia to Brown, Anna Coffin, Roadside, 1859 1mo 2.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

10 pages. Written from Roadside to Anna Coffin Temple Brown. Page three was written on a printed invitation for a Rosine Association Public Meeting with an address from Rev. Antoinette Brown Blackwell. Describes recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Her granddaughters Anna Davis Hallowell and Lucretia Mott Hopper are interested in establishing a Junior Anti-Slavery Society, and Mary Grew spoke at their preliminary Meeting. Briefly mentions reading a letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Caroline Chase Stratton Wood.

Subjects: Antislavery movements; Women abolitionists; Women social reformers; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181952. Mott, Lucretia to Brown, Anna Coffin, Roadside, 1859 1mo 6.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside to Anna Coffin Temple Brown. Describes recent events and news concerning family and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181954. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1859 1mo 20.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside. Contains a brief note along the top margin from Lucretia Mott to Anna Coffin Temple Brown and Brown's reply. Describes recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Discusses Henry Thomas Buckle's "History of Civilization," the institutionalization of Ellen Woolley, the charitable work of Anna Mott Hopper for the poor, the formation of the Junior Anti-Slavery Society for women, Robert Collyer's resignation as a Methodist minister, and Quaker conversions.

Subjects: Hopper, Anna Mott, 1812-1874; Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Charity organization; Social service; Antislavery movements; Women abolitionists; Conversion

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181953. Mott, Lucretia to Brown, Anna Temple & Martha C. Wright, 1859 5mo 22.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside. Describes recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Discusses the recent deaths of Martha Holland and Samuel Bettle. Complains about the unequal wages between men and women and expresses her desire to have another Women's Rights Convention. Shares her opinions on the National Woman's rights meeting in New York City earlier in the month, where Susan B. Anthony spoke. Discusses the birth of her great-niece (daughter of Ellis and Margaret Yarnall). Dislikes the changing format of the antislavery meetings, saying, "Fixed speeches on such occasions are not to be compared to spontaneous discussion"; remarks on speeches by Wendell Phillips, Antoinette Blackwell Brown, Ernestine L. Rose, and Susan B. Anthony. Mentions Martha Coffin Wright's visit to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the recent birth of her son Robert Stanton.

Subjects: Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884; Blackwell, Antoinette Louisa Brown, 1825-1921; Rose, Ernestine L. (Ernestine Louise), 1810-1892; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Antislavery movements; Women abolitionists; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Women orators; Women's rights; Childbirth; Death; Dwellings--Maintenance and repair; Wages; Wages--Women; Women's rights

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to ?, 1859? 7mo 13.
Box 2
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A00181956. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1859 8mo 3.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Describes recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Has returned from attending meetings in Long Island.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181957. Mott, Lucretia to Brown, Anna Coffin, Roadside, 1859 9mo 30.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Describes recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Discusses Mr. Madison, a former enslaver who praised Martha Coffin Wright's "executive ability" at the Saratoga Convention.

Subjects: Wright, Martha Coffin, 1806-1875; Antislavery movements; Sewing

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181958. Mott, Lucretia to Brown, Anna Coffin, Roadside, 1860 1mo 2.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside to Anna Coffin Temple Brown. References the circulation of correspondence. Describes news concerning family and friends and recent events surrounding John Brown's raid of Harper's Ferry. Is helping to raise funds for the legal defense of one of John Brown's followers. Discusses the satirical media coverage of the "student stampede" of medical students leaving Philadelphia schools, featuring depictions of Lucretia Mott and other Quakers. Mentions correspondence about Harper's Ferry between Robert E. Randall and Charles A. Dana, as well as Lydia Maria Child and Margaretta Mason.

Subjects: John Brown's Raid (Harpers Ferry, West Virginia : 1859); Antislavery movements; Abolitionists; Press coverage

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181959. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1860 3mo 8.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from her son-in-law Edward Hopper's house. Describes recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Mentions attending multiple Meetings.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181960. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1860 3mo 12.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Page eight is written over a printed invitation to the Twenty-Sixth National Anti-Slavery Subscription Anniversary meeting in Boston on January 25th. Written from Roadside. References the circulation of correspondence. Describes recent events and news concerning family and friends. Discusses the Horace Greeley and Robert Dale Owen debate about divorce and William Henry Seward's recent speech about slavery and the admission of Kansas as a free state. Reports the reactions of James Miller McKim, Mary Grew, and William Lloyd Garrison to Seward's speech; shares her own opinions, which she spoke of at her Female Anti-Slavery Society. Writes, "If Washington and Jefferson only desired to exalt white men to a political level - not negroes and Women, why then they are no models for us." Martha Coffin Wright will help organize the National Woman's Rights Convention in New York, while Mott plans to skip it in favor of attending the New England Anti-Slavery Convention in Boston. Briefly mentions Martha Coffin Wright spending time with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and a letter from Susan B. Anthony. Thomas and Elizabeth Cavender are moving to Eddington. Discusses abolitionist speakers/writers Parker Pillsbury, Stephen S. Foster, Oliver Johnson, Theodore Tilton, Aaron M. Powell, George B. Cheever, Julia Griffiths, and Frederick Douglass. Alludes to criticisms of the behavior of freedmen.

Subjects: Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Wright, Martha Coffin, 1806-1875; Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877; Abolitionists; Antislavery movements; Slavery; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Divorce--Law and legislation; Moving, Household

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181963. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, 1860 3mo 18.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Appears to be a fragment. Possibly written on March 18th. Describes recent events and news concerning family and friends, including the failing marriage of her cousin Caroline Chase Stratton to Charles Wood. Mentions planning to skip the National Woman's Rights Convention in New York in favor of attending the New England Anti-Slavery Convention in Boston.

Subjects: Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879; Congresses and conventions; Personal correspondence

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A00181961. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha & Anna Temple Brown, Philadelphia, 1860 5mo 12.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Possibly addressed to Martha Coffin Wright/Anna Coffin Temple Brown. Written from her son-in-law Edward Hopper's home. Describes recent events and news concerning family and friends, including the buying and furnishing of houses. References the circulation of correspondence. Discusses attending a prayer meeting commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in Washington D.C. Wants Elizabeth Cady Stanton to come visit. Mentions a Woman's Rights Convention and the recent annual Anti-Slavery Convention.

Subjects: Antislavery movements; Abolitionists; Congresses and conventions; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181964. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1860 5mo 13.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from her son-in-law Edward Hopper's home. Describes recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Discusses Yearly Meeting and the National Woman's Rights Convention in New York that Martha Coffin Wright, Ellen Wright Garrison, Jane Elizabeth Hitchcock Jones, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and others attended. Shares the opinions of individuals concerning Stanton's speech and resolutions. Discusses a Quaker who came to stay with her.

Subjects: Wright, Martha Coffin, 1806-1875; Garrison, Ellen Wright, 1840-1931; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Congresses and conventions; Women orators; Women's rights

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181965. Mott, Lucretia to Brown, Anna Coffin, Roadside, 1860 5mo 28.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Written from Roadside. Describes recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Discusses Quaker pacifism, the recent death of Theodore Parker and other abolitionists, and the need for new abolitionist members. Mentions an Executive Committee Meeting and the New England Anti-Slavery Convention. Discusses the activism of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who spoke at the recent Woman's Rights Convention, and her resolutions on divorce.

Subjects: Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Nonviolence; Death; Abolitionists; Antislavery movements; Divorce--Law and legislation

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181966. Mott, Lucretia to Brown, Anna Coffin, Roadside, 1860 7mo 21.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside to Anna Coffin Temple Brown. Describes recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181967. Mott, Lucretia to ?, Roadside, 1860 7mo 24.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Describes recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Mentions the preaching of Rachel Wilson Moore, Elizabeth Gay's and Elizabeth Cady Stanton's opinions on divorce, and Harriot K. Hunt's 25-year anniversary of working as a doctor. Discusses Robert Collyer, the activism and education of her niece Ellen Wright Garrison, and the observance of Christian traditions.

Subjects: Garrison, Ellen Wright, 1840-1931; Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Women social reformers; Rites and ceremonies

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181968. Mott, Lucretia to ?, 1860? 7mo 27.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment. Lucretia Mott discusses recent news concerning friends and family.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

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A00181969. Mott, Lucretia to Lewis, Graceanna, Roadside, 1860 7mo 31.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Lucretia Mott tells Graceanna Lewis, a Quaker abolitionist and ornithologist, about antislavery meetings she has committed to attend. "All of my meetings are antislavery meetings, and I trust they will be while we hold millions of our fellow beings in abject bondage." Written from Roadside.

Subjects: Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Pennypacker, E. F. (Elijah Funk), 1804-1888; Abolitionists

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181979. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1860 8mo 12.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses a letter published in the New York Tribune attributed to the wife of John H. Gurney. Copies part of a letter from a relative. Discusses schooling of relatives. Written from Roadside.

"Our women's rights conventions have ever combated that idea of woman--while love and marriage are only the incidents of man's life, it has been made the all in all of woman's."

Subjects: Gurney, John Henry 1819-1890; Adultery; Marriage--Religious aspects; Marriage law; Women--Legal status, laws, etc.; Women's rights; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181978. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha & Anna Temple Brown, 1860? 8mo? 17.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Fragment. Discusses various topics, including recent news concerning friends/family; various religious sects and doctrines, including Unitarianism, human depravity, and good works; Susan B. Anthony's lectures on agriculture; and the birth of Mott's great-granddaughter Maria M. Hallowell.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Household employees--Conduct of life; Indigestion

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A00181972. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1860 8mo 23.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott tells her daughter about a birth in the family, briefly mentions Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Caroline Dall, and gives an overview of a short trip she took with her husband. Written from Roadside.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181973. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1860 9mo 13.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

7 pages. Lucretia Mott tells her sister Martha about the sickness, death, and burial of her granddaughter (the daughter of Martha "Pattie" Mott Lord and George Lord), as well as the fruit that her family and friends have grown. Heard someone praise Martha Wright for her speech at a recent convention on women's rights, mentions that her first antislavery meeting of the season is coming up, and briefly discusses going to a "colored meeting" involving a man who had been helping freedom seekers (who escaped slavery). Mott also talks at length about a visit from Caroline Chase Stratton Wood, who is getting divorced. It is possible that the last two pages are from a different letter than the first three. Written from Roadside.

Subjects: Children--Death; Bereavement; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Diseases; Congresses and conventions; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879; Women orators

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181974. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1860 9mo 21.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott tells her sister about recent news concerning friends and family, including the schooling of various relatives and a family-member's search for a house to buy. Mott also discusses Quaker politics, including the changing religious views of her cousin Nathaniel Barney, a Quaker minister in Nantucket; his preaching; orthodox and evangelical Friends; Race Street Meeting; Rachel Rogers; and Theodore Parker. Mentions a Mrs. Sedgwick, possibly Mrs. Charles Sedgwick. Says Garrison will be at the Yearly Meeting in Kennett Square. Written from Roadside.

Subjects: Barney, Nathaniel; Schools; Society of Friends--Doctrines; Quakers--Doctrines; Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite); Quakers--Clergy; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181970. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, 1860 10mo? ?.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment. Lucretia Mott talks about recent news concerning friends and family and discusses the morality of war.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; War--Moral and ethical aspects; War--Religious aspects--Society of Friends

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181975. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1860 10mo 8.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott talks about recent news concerning family and friends. Topics mentioned include an asylum at Auburn and theories of criminality; Captain John Stewart's experiences in Kansas and his rescuing enslaved people in Missouri; the discussion of slavery by campaigning candidates; William Emerson and his fiancée Sarah Gibbons; Wide Awakes; and a fair circle at Sarah Pugh's. "I have a day to myself--a rare thing in this house." Written from Roadside.

Subjects: New York Asylum for Insane Convicts (Auburn, N.Y.); State Asylum for Insane Criminals (Auburn, N.Y.); Slavery; Fugitive slaves; Underground Railroad; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181976. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1860 11mo 16.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. After listing events she has recently attended, letters she has recently sent, and her duties making and mending textiles, Lucretia Mott gives her sister news about friends and relatives. Much of the letter discusses Caroline Chase Stratton Wood and her divorce, including allusions to her husband's "inhuman" treatment of her. Other topics mentioned include the difficulties sectarianism poses to interfaith cooperation among activists; getting photographs for a (antislavery?) fair; John Plumly, who is "guarding the coast" of "native Africans"; Robert Purvis's misrepresentation by the press; a speech by Susan B. Anthony; whether she will speak at an upcoming 1861 Women's Convention at Albany; and a "colored meeting" to help a Delaware man who faced recrimination for helping freedom seekers escaping slavery. Written from Roadside.

"How much some of us have had to bear, for stepping out of Disciplinary - in other words, narrow sectarian enclosure, in order to attend conventions, antislavery lectures, and fairs--our monthly meeting often occurs fair week--some think it dreadful, to absent oneself, for such 'profane babbling.'"

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Personal correspondence; Divorce; Divorced women; Equitable distribution of marital property; Divorce--Social aspects; Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879; Fairs; Slavery and the church; Abolitionists; Interdenominational cooperation; Quakers

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181977. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1860 11mo 27.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott tells her sister about various topics, including a recent trip she took with her husband to attend meetings; Henry Ward Beecher's "Young America" lecture and his comments on the South on the eve of Secession; and a conference of Philadelphia and Baltimore Quakers to establish a Hicksite boarding school (which eventually became Swarthmore College). Written from Roadside.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887; Swarthmore College; Quakers--Education; Schools

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181971. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, 1860 12mo.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Fragment. Lucretia Mott discusses recent events concerning friends and family, including tension between her sister Martha Wright and others, Caroline Stratton Wood, men not offering women their seats, antislavery fairs, periodicals, clothing, several meals, and carpet balls.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Antislavery movements; Fairs; Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879

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A00181980. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, 1860 12mo 20.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment. Lucretia Mott discusses news of friends and family and quotes her granddaughter Anna Davis Hallowell's comments on the life and death of Mary Mott, Lucretia's niece. She also very briefly mentions William Emerson, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Caroline Dall, and possibly Wendell Phelps.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Death; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-

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A00181981. Mott, Lucretia to Cousins, Roadside, 1860 12mo 28.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott asks her cousins for news and relays some of her own about family and friends, especially Caroline Chase Stratton Wood. Mott discusses Caroline's unhappy marriage and her divorce, her disagreements with her husband Charles P. Wood over parenting, and public sentiment about the case. Also discusses the death of Caroline's mother Ruth Bunker Chase.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Personal correspondence; Confidential communications; Child rearing; Parenting; Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879; Divorce

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); Mount Holly (N.J.)

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A00182497. Hallowell, Anna Davis to ?, 1861 ? ?.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Fragment. Spent time with Mrs. Child, most likely Lydia Maria Child, who shared her early experiences in the antislavery movement in order to inspire and prepare young abolitionists. Discusses Wendell Phillips and describes her reaction to one of his speeches. Mentions the Garrison family.

Subjects: Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880; Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884; Abolitionists; Antislavery movements; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Women abolitionists

Relevant locations: Boston (Mass.)

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A00181982. Mott, Lucretia to ? ?, 1861 1mo 08.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Fragment, perhaps to Mott's sister Martha Coffin Wright. Date inferred. Mott discusses the funeral of her cousin Ruth Bunker Chase, her travel plans for the New York State Woman's Rights Convention in Albany, grief over a death of a relative, and other news of friends and family. She also discusses a sermon by Rachel Moore, notions of starting a Hicksite college, and essays on theology recently published in "The Atlantic."

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Congresses and conventions; Schools; Theology

Relevant locations: Albany (N.Y.); Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00181983. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1861 1mo 15.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Mott discusses the recent death of her cousin Ruth Bunker Chase, Chase's will, and other recent news about friends and family, including the education of some of her younger relatives. She also talks about current politics, including recent pieces by William Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips, William Seward, and Maria Weston Chapman; whether her health will allow her to attend the approaching New York State Woman's Rights Convention in Albany; her esteem for the theology of Frederick Joseph Foxton; a niece of Benjamin Franklin who had recently passed away; and a party to celebrate the christening of one her Irish servant's children. May be a fragment. Written in part from Roadside.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Death; Congresses and conventions

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); Eddington (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Seward, William H., Roadside, 1861 3mo 3.
Box 2
Physical Description

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A00181984. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha & Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1861 3mo 19-21.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

3 pages. In addition to discussing recent news of family and friends, Mott talks briefly about secession, quotes and discusses a relative's remarks in favor of compensated emancipation, gives her opinions of Abraham Lincoln's inaugural address from an antislavery perspective, and quotes some comments on it from "The Bugle" and the "Principia." She also discusses Caroline Stratton's divorce and the illnesses of various children in the family. Written from Roadside.

"When Lincoln and Seward and very many of the Republicans promise, or express a willingness, to strengthen the pro-Slavery parts of the Constitution and to yield the claim to rob and murder by thousands--an infinitely greater number, than in any probably war, might be slain--then 'the sacrifice of a few lives,' in resisting such iniquitous provisions, may be a question."

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Slavery; Antislavery movements; Divorce

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182498. Furness, William Henry to Davis, Edward M., 1861 3mo 26.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

1 page. Brief note stating that he doesn't know the artist that Edward Morris Davis mentioned.

Subjects: Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887

Physical Description

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A00181985. Barney, Nathaniel to Mott, James and Lucretia, Nantucket, 1861 4mo 7.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Nathaniel Barney was Lucretia Mott's cousin. He recounts hearing Lucretia speak at an antislavery meeting in New York, acknowledges her invitation to attend her fiftieth wedding anniversary, and discusses news of family and friends.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Antislavery movements; Women abolitionists

Relevant locations: Nantucket (Mass.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to McKim, James Miller, New York, 1861 5mo 31.
Box 2
Physical Description

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A00181986. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Nantucket, 1861 6mo 9.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Lucretia Mott tells her family in the Delaware Valley about her trip to Nantucket, the island where she was born, and the relatives she saw there, including her aunt with dementia. She also mentions a planned meeting "with the colored people."

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Nantucket (Mass.)

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Archival Resource Key. Johnson, Oliver to ?, 1861 7mo 1.
Box 2
Physical Description

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A00181987. Mott, Lucretia to Mott, Marianna, Roadside, 1861 7mo 7.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses recent news concerning friends/family. Mentions a "Music Hall meeting" in Boston several times. Written from Roadside.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Roadside, 1861 7mo 9.
Box 2
Physical Description

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A00181988. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1861 8mo 18.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Most of the letter consists of recent news concerning friends and family. Lucretia Mott also quotes an excerpt from a letter discussing her esteem for Herbert Spencer's ideas about education; discusses her son-in-law Edward Morris Davis's role in the war, his hope for emancipation, and his connection to John C. Frémont; and briefly speaks about her own health. Likely continued in Lucretia Mott to Martha Coffin Wright, 1861-08-20 (A00181990).

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Personal correspondence; War--Religious aspects--Society of Friends; Slavery; Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181990. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, 1861 8mo 20.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Fragment; likely a continuation of Lucretia Mott to Martha Coffin Wright, 1861-08-18 (A00181988). Mott gives her sister news of friends and family, especially her grandchildren, and recommend the works of Herbert Spencer on education. She also discusses the war, her travel plans for the year, her relatives' handwriting and names, and (briefly) a visit from Joseph Dugdale and Sarah Dugdale.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Personal correspondence; Children--Death; Dugdale, Joseph A., 1810-1896; Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903; Education

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A00181989. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1861 10mo 15.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Possibly a fragment. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott gives her sister news of friends and family, including a relative's "unfortunate investment" in Virginia which they had given up hope of receiving money from. It is not clear whether the note on the second page was written by Mott.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181991. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1861 11mo 4.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Possibly a fragment. Mott discusses the war and the chances of it ending slavery. She also mentions having recently had Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. and William Lloyd Garrison to dinner at her house.

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; War

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181992. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1861 11mo 6.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott gives her sister news of friends and family and discusses Abraham Lincoln, his cabinet, and the relationship of slavery to the war. Mott also talks at length of the dismissal of John C. Frémont, a Union general who favored emancipation and under whom Mott's son-in-law Edward M. Davis served.

Subjects: Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; War

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00181994. Mott, Lucretia to ?, 1861 11mo? 10.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Fragment. In addition to giving her sister news of family and friends, Lucretia Mott discusses war, John C. Fremont, James Miller McKim's "blind concert," and the sickness of her granddaughter Lucretia Mott Hopper.

"Thousands and tens of thousands idle soldiers, to be clothed and cared for by the labor of women in great measure"

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; War; Women and war

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181993. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1861 12mo 5.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott gives her sister news of friends and family. She also discusses the war, Lincoln's policy of confiscating enslaved people as confederate property and the public response to it, war in general, the sickness of her granddaughter Lucretia Mott Hopper (1838-1861), and mentions in passing that James Miller McKim is putting on a "blind concert." Possibly a fragment.

"Petitions should now be poured in from all quarters so that poor Abe, McClellan and the others, may see how unavailing all their proslavery conservatism is."

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; War; Slavery

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00181995. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1862 1mo 12.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott laments the recent death of her granddaughter Lucretia Mott Hopper (1838-1861), discusses the idea that her spirit is still nearby, expresses regret at not telling her plainly that her illness was terminal, and describes her funeral, where Mary Grew and Rachel Moore gave speeches. Possibly a fragment.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Death; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Bereavement

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1862 6mo 13.
Box 2
Physical Description

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A00181997. Mott, Lucretia to Philadelphia family, Auburn, NY, 1862 7mo 16.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Likely written to children and relatives residing in and around Philadelphia. In addition to relaying news of friends and family, Lucretia Mott makes brief comments on politics, the war, seeing Emily Howland, and taking tea with Frances Seward. Letter is written on a printed circular titled "To the Friends of the Cause of Woman," dated January 15th, 1854 and signed by Lucretia Mott, Lucy Stone, and others.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Relevant locations: Auburn (N.Y.)

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A00181998. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Auburn, NY, 1862 7mo 17.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. In addition to relaying news of friends and family, Lucretia Mott discusses an article in the "Antislavery Standard" on John C. Frémont by her son-in-law Edward M. Davis. Mentions Emily Howland. Letter is written on a printed circular titled "To the Friends of the Cause of Woman," dated January 15th, 1854 and signed by Lucretia Mott, Lucy Stone, and others.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887

Relevant locations: Auburn (N.Y.); Skaneateles (N.Y.)

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A00181999. Mott, Lucretia to Children, New Milford, 1862 7mo 23.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Mott describes her trip home from Auburn, New York to Philadelphia. Letter is written on a printed circular titled "To the Friends of the Cause of Woman," dated January 15th, 1854 and signed by Lucretia Mott, Lucy Stone, and others.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Travel

Relevant locations: Great Bend (Pa.); Pennsylvania

Physical Description

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A00182001. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1862 8mo 17.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott provides her sister with news of family and friends, including several Quakers she knows who are serving as soldiers during the Civil War. She expresses a negative opinion of Abraham Lincoln and describes the funeral of Henry Grew.

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182000. Mott, Lucretia to Davis, Maria, New York, 1862 11mo 4.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Mott briefly discusses childbirth, mentions that she has received a "galvanic treatment" from Dr. Truman for her dyspepsia, and lists the ailments of friends relatives. She also describes time spent in New York and gives a detailed description of a Quaker funeral she attended there. Quaker Minister Rachel W. Moore will be going to Washington to investigate how to aid "contraband" (i.e., formerly enslaved people who had fled to Union lines).

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Moore, Rachel Wilson; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Quakers--Social life and customs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182002. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1862 11mo 20.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses the war and the aid work for freedmen and contraband (formerly enslaved people who escaped to Union lines) undertaken by her, her sister, and other Quakers. She also mentions excitement over the freedmen at Port Royal, conversations with politician and social reformer Robert Dale Owen, the fact that either Joseph Carpenter or Lydia Maria Child sheltered freedom seekers escaping slavery, the deaths of friends and relatives, spiritualism, and Charles Dall's missionary work in India and his opinion on the Sepoy Mutiny.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Personal correspondence; Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877; Sepoy Rebellion (India : 1857-1858); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War--Religious aspects--Society of Friends; Fugitive slaves; Contraband of war; Dall, C. H. A. (Charles Henry Appleton), 1816-1886; Death--Religious aspects; Old age; Davis, Maria Mott; Freedmen--Charities; Women and war

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182003. Mott, Lucretia to Brown, Anna Coffin, Philadelphia, 1862 12mo 16.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written partially from Roadside. In addition to giving her niece Anna Coffin Temple Brown news of family and friends, Lucretia Mott discusses a recent party at Sarah Pugh's house attended by abolitionists including Gertrude K. Burleigh. Talks about Quaker efforts to provide relief to African-American freedmen and "contraband" (formerly enslaved people who escaped to Union lines).

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Burleigh, Gertrude Kimber; Fugitive slaves; Contraband of war; Freedmen--Charities

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182004. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1862 12mo 27.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside. In addition to giving her sister Martha news of family and friends, Lucretia Mott discusses recent social engagements with "old abolitionists" including Sarah Pugh, Elijah Pennypacker, Graceanna Lewis, and Gertrude K. Burleigh; politics and the war; the Christmas gifts her grandchildren received; John William Colenso's recent book on the scriptures and her own opinion on theological issues; charity work being undertaken for the African-American freedmen in Port Royal and Washington, D.C.; James Freeman Clarke and Robert Collyer; and a "home for colored children," possibly the Association for the Care of Coloured Orphans.

Subjects: Burleigh, Gertrude Kimber; Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912; Pennypacker, E. F. (Elijah Funk), 1804-1888; War--Religious aspects--Society of Friends; Theology; Bible. Old Testament; Freedmen--Charities; Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888; Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Association for the Care of Coloured Orphans (Cheyney, Pa.); Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182005. Mott, Lucretia to Heacock, Gayner and Annie, Roadside, 1863 1mo 2.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

3 pages; accompanied by a handwritten copy on the letterhead of Edward M. Davis. Written from Roadside. Addressed to Annie Heacock and either Jane or Gayner Heacock (refer to "Selected Letters of Lucretia Coffin Mott," edited by Beverly Wilson Palmer). Describes the supplies Mott is sending them as they set out to teach freedmen in schools at Port Royal, South Carolina, and mentions the Emancipation Proclamation.

Subjects: Freedmen--Charities; Heacock, Jane; Heacock, Annie, 1838-1932; Emancipation Proclamation (United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln)); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182593. Mott, Lucretia to Heacock, Annie, Roadside, 1863 7mo 23.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Handwritten copy of a letter from Lucretia Mott on the letterhead of her son-in-law Edward M. Davis; the original is located in the Heacock Family papers, SFHL-RG5-060. Written from Roadside. Addressed to Annie Heacock and either Jane or Gayner Heacock (refer to "Selected Letters of Lucretia Coffin Mott", edited by Beverly Wilson Palmer). Says that Mott is sending supplies for the African-American freedmen the Heacocks are teaching in Port Royal, South Carolina; commends the sisters for their work; remarks on the reversal of opinion about African-Americans; references the recent draft riot in New York City; and comments on the education of her grandchildren.

Subjects: Heacock, Jane; Heacock, Annie, 1838-1932; Schools; Freedmen--Charities; Women in education

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to ?, 1863 1mo 2.
Box 3
Physical Description

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A00182006. Mott, Lucretia to Cousin Mary Earle, Philadelphia, 1863 1mo 11.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Mott tells her cousin about a relative's death in battle and relays other news of friends and family.

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Death; War--Religious aspects--Society of Friends

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00182007. Mott, Lucretia to Cousin Mary Earle, Roadside, 1863 2mo 20.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Written from Roadside. Discusses several recent deaths, including that of Gertrude Kimber Burleigh's father; theology; the economy of Nantucket its Quaker population; Quaker minister Elizabeth Comstock; and other topics.

Subjects: Death--Religious aspects; Dickinson, Anna E. (Anna Elizabeth), 1842-1932; Harrison, Agnes T., 1840-1925; Comstock, Elizabeth L.

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); Nantucket (Mass.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to ?, Roadside, 1863 2mo 28.
Box 3
Physical Description

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A00182008. Mott, Lucretia to Cousin Mary, New York, 1863 4mo 27.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Likely to Mary Hussey Earle. Discusses the illness and death of Mott's great-nephew Walter Brown and other news of family and friends, including abolitionist Mary Grew and her family.

Says "So many papers are now advocating the slaves' claims that there seems less need of Standards and Liberators, only that statesmen and politicians and editors need constant watching."

Subjects: Death; Personal correspondence; Grew, Mary, 1813-1896

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

Physical Description

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A00182009. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1863 5mo 23.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott gives her sister news of friends and family, consisting mainly of social calls, farm yields, and spring cleaning.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; House cleaning

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182010. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1863 6mo 2.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside; may be a fragment. Lucretia Mott gives her sister news of family and friends, including the plan of her daughter Martha "Pattie" Lord and Pattie's husband George to move out of Mott's house. Briefly discusses Susan B. Anthony's speech at Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Talks of a recent meeting where her sister heard Robert Purvis and Theodore D. Weld speak; comments on the waning relevance of Weld and herself and the rhetorical power of young Anna E. Dickinson.

Subjects: Dickinson, Anna E. (Anna Elizabeth), 1842-1932; Weld, Theodore Dwight, 1803-1895; Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955); Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Women social reformers; Women orators

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182011. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1863 7mo 26.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Written from Roadside. Mott gives her sister news of friends and family, including details of the condition of her nephew William "Willie" Pelham Wright, a soldier who is either sick or wounded. Mentions an upcoming "service by a colored bishop from Canada" at Camp William Penn.

Subjects: War--Relief of sick and wounded; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182012. Mott, Lucretia to Cousin Mary, Roadside, 1863 8mo 1.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside on a printed circular titled "To the Friends of the Cause of Woman," dated January 15th, 1854 and bearing the names of Lucretia Mott, Lucy Stone, and others. Mott offers condolences for the death of Earle's sister Phebe Hussey Gardner (1800-1863) and discusses family members recently injured or killed in battle.

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War--Relief of sick and wounded; Death

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182013. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1863 8mo 21.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written partially from Roadside. Mott quotes Cowper's "The Solitude of Alexander Selkirk." Provides news of family and friends, and discusses the growing popularity of Anna E. Dickinson, who has recently been asked to speak at a fair in Chicago. Mott also talks about recent works of theology.

Subjects: Cowper, William, 1731-1800. Poems; Dickinson, Anna E. (Anna Elizabeth), 1842-1932; Women social reformers; Women orators

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); New York (N.Y.)

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A00182014. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1863 9mo 12.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside; the final paragraph is written in faint pencil. Mott discusses the illness, death, and burial of her grandson Henry "Harry" Cavender (1849-1863), son of Thomas Cavender and Elizabeth Mott Cavender, as well as other news of family and friends. Mott also reflects on the Civil War, discusses a recent speech by Charles Sumner, and tells of running into the ex-husband of her cousin Caroline Stratton.

Mott says of the Civil War: "How many are cut down, alas! Still, I wish to compare these awful sacrifices, with the tenfold-yes-manifold, in numbers, that slavery has doomed to the most cruel deaths from generation to generation--and if, by this present means, these cruelties can be arrested, and an end draw nigh to man's claim of property in his fellow man, we need not 'be troubled'-knowing that 'these things must needs be.' My faith, however, in the superior force of the 'mighty weapons' that 'are not carnal,' is unshaken."

Subjects: Children--Death; Parental grief; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War--Religious aspects--Society of Friends; War--Moral and ethical aspects; Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182015. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Philadelphia, 1863 10mo 20.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Likely sent to specifically to Martha Mott Lord and Lord's family, who relocated from Lucretia Mott's house in Cheltenham to New York City in October of 1863. Mott gives news of a recent visit to see her cousins Rebecca Bunker Chase, Caroline Chase Stratton, and others in Mount Holly, New Jersey. Laura Stratton (Caroline's daughter) is soon to marry Fitzhugh Birney, and Caroline is making plans to move to Germantown. Most of the letter describes Mott's shopping for furniture, dishes, etc. in Philadelphia.

Subjects: Shopping; Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879; Furniture; House furnishings

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00182016. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1863 10mo 22.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Mott tells her daughter (who recently moved away to New York City) about recent social calls, furniture shopping, and her cousin Caroline Stratton's plans to move to Philadelphia.

Subjects: Shopping; Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879; Furniture; House furnishings

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182017. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1863 10mo 23.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Mott tells her daughter (who has recently moved away to New York City) about the furniture Mott has found for her new home and discusses other home decorating matters. She talks at length about possible treatments for her granddaughter Fanny's back pain, comparing the options offered by different doctors as well as the opinion of abolitionist Robert Purvis. Mott also expresses reluctance about Susan B. Anthony's lecturing plan: "I'm past entering into any new movement."

Subjects: Furniture; Shopping; Backache--Treatment; House furnishings; Women social reformers; Parrish, Frances Cavender, 1846-1883

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182018. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1863 10mo 29.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Discusses furniture Mott has had shipped to her daughter (who recently moved out of Roadside and into a house in New York City) for her new home and asks what sorts of plates and platters she needs.

Subjects: Furniture; Shopping; House furnishings

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182019. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1863 10mo 30.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Mott's daughter Martha "Pattie" Lord has recently moved out of Roadside to New York City, and Mott discusses furniture shipments and house furnishings with her, as well as the house work she has been doing.

Subjects: Furniture; House furnishings

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182020. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1863 11mo 1.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside. Mott discusses house furnishings with her daughter Martha, who recently moved out of Mott's house and is now living in New York City. She advises her daughter on books to buy, saying that "the Koran is worth owning" but urging her to "avoid foolish novels"; discusses her own reading habits. Briefly references a meeting to aid "contraband" (formerly enslaved people who escaped to Union lines) in Missouri; and comments briefly on her own drinking habits.

Subjects: Furniture; House furnishings; Books and reading; Quakers--Alcohol use

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182021. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1863 11mo 5.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Mott's daughter has recently relocated from Roadside to New York City, and Mott discusses furniture shipments and house furnishings with her.

Subjects: Furniture; House furnishings

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182022. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, George and Martha, Roadside, 1863 11mo 8.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. The paper bears a printed announcement of a meeting of "the executive committee of Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, to promote Subscriptions to the Stock of Friends Educational Association." Mott's daughter Martha "Pattie" Lord has recently moved away to New York, and Mott discusses Lord's furniture sale as well as her own housework.

Subjects: Furniture; House furnishings; Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182023. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1863 11mo 10.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside; seems to be a fragment. Mott questions some decisions her daughter Martha "Pattie" Lord recently made in the process of moving into a new house in New York.

Subjects: Furniture; Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182024. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, George and Martha, Roadside, 1863 11mo 24.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Mott describes a recent visit she made to her cousin Rebecca Bunker Neall in Mount Holly, New Jersey, and discusses plans for the upcoming wedding of her cousin Laura Stratton to an Episcopalian.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Weddings

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00182025. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, George and Martha, Eddington, 1863? 11mo 26.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Written from Eddington, the farm where Lucretia Mott's daughter Elizabeth Cavender and son-in-law Thomas Cavender lived from 1860-1865; the paper also bears a printed a circular advertising the speeches of Mrs. Emily Shaw (possibly Mott's granddaughter Emily Mott Shaw). Lucretia Mott gives her daughter Martha ("Pattie") Lord and son-in-law law George Lord various news of friends and family and discusses recent visitors they have had. She makes brief mention of various topics, including her children's trips to the opera, a female doctor who is using mesmerism to treat Mott's granddaughter Fanny, a recent "League Meeting" held by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and a family member's recent assistance in a childbirth and subsequent interaction with a male physician. Mott also discusses the furniture she will be sending to the Lords, who recently moved into a new house in New York.

Subjects: Women in medicine; Personal correspondence; Thanksgiving Day; Quakers--Conduct of life; Parrish, Frances Cavender, 1846-1883

Relevant locations: Bensalem (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00182026. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1863 12mo 15.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. The paper bears a printed announcement of a meeting of "the executive committee of Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, to promote Subscriptions to the Stock of Friends Educational Association." Mott tells her daughter Martha "Pattie" Lord, who has recently moved into a new house in New York, about the furniture and other supplies she has sent to her. Mott also gives news of family and friends, briefly mentions a meeting in Bristol, and her daughter Maria's trip to the opera.

Subjects: Furniture; Personal correspondence; Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182027. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1863 12mo 20.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written over the course of several days, in part from Roadside. Lucretia Mott explains why she has not had time to not write to her sister lately and passes on news of friends and family. In addition to briefly discussing the annual meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society and an antislavery fair hosted by Elizabeth Perot, Mott offers lengthier comments on the wedding of Ann Mather, her family's Christmas cooking for the African-American soldiers at the nearby Camp William Penn, other Christmas arrangements, the illnesses of various friends from the antislavery movement, and the wedding of her cousin Laura Stratton to Fitzhugh Birney, an Episcopalian ("I never witnessed a wedding in a church before, save a Quaker meeting"). Mott also makes brief allusions to her views on war and her own mortality, and to one George Ward's employment of African-American farmers.

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Christmas cooking; Camp William Penn (La Mott, Pa.); Household employees; Weddings; Abolitionists

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00182028. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1863 12mo 27.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. The paper also bears a printed letter from George L. Stearns to Morris L. Hallowell about conditions in Nashville, Tennessee (dated 1863-09-19), and a manuscript letter from Morris L. Hallowell to James Mott asking for a charitable contribution.

Lucretia Mott tells Martha Wright that her granddaughter Anna Davis Hallowell is on her way to visit Martha in Auburn, New York.

Subjects: Freedmen--Charities; African Americans--Charities; African Americans--Education; Slavery; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); Nashville (Tenn.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182029. Mott, Lucretia to ?, Philadelphia, 1863 12mo 27.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written in part from Roadside; may be partially addressed to Anna Davis Hallowell and Martha Coffin Wright. Passes on a small amount of news, largely about the Christmas presents various family members have received, and discusses her plans for the coming week, which include attending several funerals. "I wonder if this pestilence--typhus fever, is one of the legitimate results of slavery."

Subjects: Typhus fever; Gifts; Mott, Marianna Pelham, 1825-1872

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182030. Mott, Lucretia to ?, Phialdelphia, 1863 12mo 29.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Possibly a fragment; recipient inferred. Written from the house of Benjamin Yarnall (Lucretia Mott's brother-in-law). Lucretia Mott discusses recent funerals, her husband James Mott's recent trip to New York, and a visit from her daughter Martha "Pattie" Lord. The paper also bears a letter to Lucretia Mott from her cousin Caroline Chase Stratton (dated December 18, 1863) about plans for the marriage of Stratton's daughter Laura to Fitzhugh Birney.

Subjects: Mott, James, 1788-1868; Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182031. Mott. Lucretia to ?, 1864.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment. The recipient may be Mott's daughter Martha Lord. Lucretia Mott discusses her housekeeping and relates news of friends and family.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Physical Description

1 L

A00182032. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1864 1mo 14.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written partly from Roadside. Lucretia Mott gives news of her husband James's ill-health to her daughter Martha "Pattie" Lord and recounts other occurrences involving family and friends, mainly social calls and illnesses. Gives a somewhat detailed account of her movements over the course of several days; makes passing reference to "the old Female Meeting" and Fowler's sermons.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Mott, James, 1788-1868

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182033. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha & Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1864 1mo 21.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Partially from Roadside and partially written from the home of her son-in-law Edward Hopper. In addition to passing along various news of friends and family, Lucretia Mott briefly discusses what she has read recently, a trip to speak at Camp William Penn (a Union Army training camp for African-American soldiers), proposed treatments for various relatives' health issues, aid for and public opinion about African-American freedmen, and her views on war. She also briefly comments on equality within marriage and makes a brief mention of Anna E. Dickinson.

Subjects: Headache--Treatment; Books and reading; Camp William Penn (La Mott, Pa.); Freedmen; Freedmen--Charities; African Americans--Charities; Slavery--Public opinion; War

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182034. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1864 2mo 5.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott shares recent news of friends and family and describes a meeting of the Friends' Association of Philadelphia for the Aid and Elevation of the Freedmen where various figures spoke, including Abby Hopper Gibbons.

Subjects: Friends' Association of Philadelphia for the Aid and Elevation of the Freedmen; Freedmen--Charities; African Americans--Charities; Slavery and the church--Society of Friends

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182499. Mott, Lucretia to Wood, Emma Parker, 1864? 2mo? 11.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Lucretia Mott acknowledges receipt of a note from Emma Parker Wood and says Marianna Mott will be happy to see Wood in the morning.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

A00182502. Mott, Marianna to Wood, Emma Parker, undated.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

1 page. Marianna Pelham Mott invites Emma Parker Wood to tea with Mr. and Mrs. Hoskins and Mr. and Mrs. Salt [sp?].

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to McAllister, John A., Roadside, 1864 2mo 28.
Box 3
Physical Description

2 C

A00182035. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1864 4mo 19.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written partially from Roadside; may also have been addressed to Martha Mott Lord. Lucretia Mott passes on recent news of friends and family to her sister Martha "Pattie" Wright and briefly describes a lecture by Anna E. Dickinson. Mott also makes brief mention of sending supplies to Iowa and recent trouble at Camp William Penn (a Union Army training camp for African-American soldiers), and tells stories about her granddaughter Mary Mott Lord (born 1861) and great-granddaughter Maria "May" Hallowell (born 1860).

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Camp William Penn (La Mott, Pa.); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182036. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1864 4mo 22.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott relates recent news of friends and family to her daughter Martha "Pattie" Lord. Makes brief mention of attending lectures by the "Freedman's and Union League committees" and letting them take the lead in activism.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Furniture; Women household employees

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

3 L

A00182037. Mott, Lucretia to Children, New York, 1864 4mo 30.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses her trip to New York City to visit her daughter Martha "Pattie" Lord and son-in-law George Lord; she dwells in particular on her trip to the city, what she has been doing to help her daughter around the house, and the new house that Pattie and George plan to move into.

Subjects: Furniture; House furnishings; Voyages and travels; Stoves; Dwellings--Heating and ventilation; Carpet cleaning industry; Carpet laying; Carpets

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182038. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Brooklyn, 1864 5mo 3.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written over a letter to George Lord from "Mr. Bellamy" dated April 30. Martha "Pattie" Lord and George Lord (Lucretia Mott's daughter and son-in-law), are moving into a new house, and Mott describes the process of moving day.

Subjects: Moving, Household

Relevant locations: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Anthony, Susan B. to Sir, New York, 1864 5mo 5.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 L

A00182039. Mott, Lucretia to Mott, Thomas, Brooklyn, 1864 5mo 6.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Lucretia Mott describes the cleaning of her daughter Martha "Pattie" Lord's new house and gives news of friends and family.

Subjects: Moving, Household

Relevant locations: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182040. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Brooklyn, 1864 5mo 9.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written over a short letter dated May 5 1864 from Susan B. Anthony to George Lord, who asks him to tell Lucretia Mott that she is at Elizabeth Cady Stanton's. Mott's letter may be a fragment.

Lucretia Mott discusses the work being done on the new house of Martha "Pattie" Lord and George Lord (her daughter and son-in-law), which they recently moved into. She also explains that she is too busy to go to Meeting and talks about hiring some "Catholic girls" to help lay carpets.

Subjects: Moving, Household; Carpet cleaning industry; Carpet laying; Carpets; Women household employees; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906

Relevant locations: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182041. Mott, Lucretia to Philadelphia family, Brooklyn, 1864 5mo 12.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. No signature; possibly a fragment. Lucretia Mott thanks her children and sister for their letters and passes on news of family and friends. Mott has been helping the family of her daughter Martha "Pattie" Lord move into a new house in Brooklyn, and she describes laying carpet and other house work. She also briefly mentions attending small antislavery and women's rights events in the city.

Subjects: Moving, Household; Carpet laying; Carpets; House cleaning; Women household employees

Relevant locations: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182042. Mott, Lucretia to Brown, Anna Coffin, Brooklyn, 1864 5mo 18.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Lucretia Mott briefly gives her niece Anna Coffin Temple Brown news of family and friends, including the recent death of her husband James's uncle Samuel and a speech on being a "liberal Christian" she recently heard given by someone named Blanchard.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182043. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1864 6mo 2.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. No signature; possibly a fragment. Lucretia Mott gives her daughter Martha "Pattie" Mott Lord news of family and friends and describes her own recent activities. She briefly mentions a conversation that she, James Miller McKim, and possibly William Lloyd Garrison had about a recent article criticizing a speech by Wendell Phillips. Briefly discusses various charitable work for African-American freedmen.

Subjects: Women household employees; Carpets; Freedmen--Charities; African Americans--Charities

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182044. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1864 6mo 4.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. The last page is written over a note from Jane [?] Jackson asking Lucretia Mott to forward a letter to Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Lucretia Mott gives her daughter Martha "Pattie" Lord news of family and friends. Briefly mentions a friend or relative's cook going on strike for higher wages, James Miller McKim's reaction to a piece by Wendell Phillips, and her own habit of burning letters and other papers.

Subjects: Women household employees; Wages--Household employees

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00182046. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, ?, 1864? 6mo? 5?.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Lucretia Mott's letter is a fragment, likely written 1864-06-05, possibly to Mott's daughter Martha "Pattie" Lord; it passes on recent news of family and friends and references the Friends' Association of Philadelphia for the Aid and Elevation of the Freedmen. Mott has written over a June 3rd letter from James Miller McKim which bears the letterhead of the "Freedmen's Relief Association" and says that he will be more open to her criticism the next time she visits him; this is likely in reference to McKim's comments on a speech by Wendell Phillips.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Abolitionists

Physical Description

1 L

A00182045. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1864 6mo 21.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Written over the course of several days, partially from Roadside. Lucretia Mott talks to her daughter Martha "Pattie" Lord and other relatives about the recent death of Fitzhugh Birney, the husband of Mott's cousin Laura Stratton Birney. Speaks about the effect of Birney's death on Laura's sister Augusta Stratton Needles and her mother Caroline Chase Stratton, who lived in Mount Holly, New Jersey. Passes on other news of family and friends. Briefly mentions a disagreement between James Miller McKim and Wendell Phillips. Makes some short references to national politics, John C. Fremont, and Abraham Lincoln.

Subjects: Death; Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879; Wright, Martha Coffin, 1806-1875; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); Mount Holly (N.J.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00182047. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1864 7mo 3.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott relays news of friends and family to her daughter Martha "Pattie" Lord and her relatives in Auburn, New York. Discusses the recent marriage of Emma Parker and Charles Wood (the ex-husband of Caroline Chase Stratton, whose daughter Laura Birney recently lost her husband). Briefly describes quarterly meeting and lists several speakers, including Deborah Wharton. References the courtship of Wendell Garrison and Lucy McKim. Discusses a recent disagreement with James Miller McKim and related disagreements among other abolitionists, including Wendell Phillips. Disapproves of her granddaughter Maria Hopper going to help Abby Hopper Gibbons and Sarah Emerson as army nurses at City Point, Virginia. The final page is a letter in pencil from Ellen "Nellie" Lord (1855-1897) to her mother.

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879; Personal correspondence; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874; Abolitionists; Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884; Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907; Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893; Hopper, Maria, 1845-1899

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

3 L

A00182500. Seward, Frances Adeline to Wood, Emma Parker, Auburn, 1864 7mo 4.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Frances Seward was an abolitionist whose home in Auburn served as a stop on the Underground Railroad; her husband was secretary of state William Seward. She congratulates Emma Parker Wood on her recent marriage to Charles Wood and welcomes her to Auburn.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Auburn (N.Y.)

Physical Description

3 L

A00182048. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1864 7mo 17.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses the recent remarriage of Charles Wood (ex-husband of her cousin Caroline Chase Stratton) and various people's reaction to it. She briefly discusses Wendell Phillips Garrison's and Lucy McKim's romantic involvement. She relates news about friends and family, including Augusta Stratton Needles's recent run-in with Confederate soldiers.

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182049. Mott, Lucretia to Cousin Mary, Roadside, 1864 7mo 19.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott offers condolences for the death of Earle's mother, Phebe Folger Hussey. She discusses recent news of family and friends. Mott also briefly comments on Charles Wood's marriage to Emma Parker and mentions that Maria Hopper is going to City Point, Virginia, to join her aunt Abby Hopper Gibbons and cousin Sally Emerson as a military nurse.

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Death; Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182050. Mott, Lucretia & Lord, George to Brown, Anna Coffin, Brooklyn, 1864 8mo 7.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott gives news of family and friends to her niece Anna Coffin Temple Brown, who is visiting England. She talks about illnesses and childbirths in particular, as well as Maria Hopper's ill-health after working as a nurse at an army hospital in City Point, Virginia. Mott also discusses the sudden death of John Hopper, brother of Edward Hopper and Abby Hopper Gibbons. George Lord gives more details about Maria Hopper (repeated from Mott's note of 1864-08-08, scanned as A00182051).

Subjects: Hopper, John, 1815-1864; Childbirth; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Death; Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893; Hopper, Maria, 1845-1899

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182051. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, George, Philadelphia, 1864 8mo 8.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written on a printed notice from the Barclay Coal Company. Lucretia Mott tells her son-in-law George Lord news about various family members, including Maria Hopper and Anna Coffin Temple Brown, who is visiting England. Lord incorporated Mott's comments into an addition to Mott's 1864-08-07 letter to Anna Coffin Temple Brown (scanned as A00182050). Includes note from George Lord to Eliza.

Subjects: Brown, Anna Coffin Temple; Fever; Personal correspondence; Lord, George, 1830-1880

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182052. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha & Mott, Martha, Philadelphia, 1864 8mo 16.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Unsigned; may be a fragment. Addressed to "Dear all". Lucretia Mott discusses various news of friends and family, especially the fever of her granddaughter Maria Hopper, its treatment, and Maria's desire to work as a nurse in an army hospital.

Subjects: Fever; Personal correspondence; Hopper, Maria, 1845-1899; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182053. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, ?, 1864 8mo 20.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment; likely addressed to Martha "Pattie" Mott Lord, but possibly to Elizabeth Cavender. Lucretia Mott briefly discusses various news of family and friends. She mentions an educational conference in Worsham she is considering attending.

Subjects: Bidets; Fever; Personal correspondence

Physical Description

1 L

A00182054. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1864 8mo 23.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside; possibly to Martha Mott Lord. Lucretia Mott gives various news of friends and family, including the continued illness of her granddaughter Maria Hopper. Briefly mentions Rachel W. Moore going to speak to soldiers at Camp William Penn. Talks about her servants. Briefly comments on the upcoming wedding of her niece Ellen Wright and William Lloyd Garrison, Jr.

Subjects: Household employees; Fever; Personal correspondence; Hopper, Maria, 1845-1899; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182055. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Philadelphia, 1864 8mo 27.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott expresses sadness now that all of the children who visited her over the summer have left. She writes of her servants, briefly mentions her recent reading, and references tensions among abolitionists.

Subjects: Household employees; Books and reading; Abolitionists; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182056. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Philadelphia, 1864 8mo 31.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment. Signed "Mother"; likely to Martha Mott Lord. Written over a letter from Lucretia Mott's brother-in-law Richard Mott. Lucretia Mott passes on news of friends and family.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Mott, Richard, 1804-1888

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182501. ? to Wood, Emma Parker, Baltimore, 1864 9mo 4.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Signed "Jule" [sp?]. The author congratulates Emma on her recent marriage to Charles Wood and gives recent news of friends and family.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Baltimore (Md.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182057. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha et al., Roadside, 1864 9mo 6.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott gives her opinions on the proportions and furnishing of a house that her daughter-in-law Marianna will soon move into. She also mentions the upcoming wedding of her niece Ellen Wright and William Lloyd Garrison, Jr., as well as a recent disagreement among abolitionists involving Moncure D. Conway.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Interior decoration; Architecture, Domestic; House furnishings; Abolitionists

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182059. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Auburn, NY, 1864 9mo 14.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott details the wedding of her niece Ellen Wright and William Lloyd Garrison, Jr., especially the preparations (including the making of the marriage certificate).

Subjects: Marriage records; Marriage; Weddings; Garrison, Ellen Wright, 1840-1931; Garrison, William Lloyd, Jr., 1838-1909; Weddings--Planning

Relevant locations: Auburn (N.Y.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182060. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Auburn, NY, 1864 9mo 20.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses the work her sister Martha Coffin Wright has done for her daughter Ellen Wright Garrison's recent wedding. She also relays news of family and friends and describes the birth of her great-niece Helen Osborne.

Subjects: Wright, Martha Coffin, 1806-1875; Weddings--Planning; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Childbirth

Relevant locations: Auburn (N.Y.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182061. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Brooklyn, 1864 9mo 25.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott tells her sister Martha Wright about her trip home to Philadelphia after attending the wedding of Martha's daughter Ellen Wright to William Lloyd Garrison Jr. She also discusses a disagreement between abolitionists William Lloyd Garrison and Wendell Phillips sparked by their views on Abraham Lincoln.

Subjects: Voyages and travels; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884

Relevant locations: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182062 / A00182063. Mott, Lucretia to Mott, James & Children, Brooklyn, 1864 9mo 29.
Box 3
A00182062

2 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses visiting her daughter Martha "Pattie" Lord in Brooklyn. She very briefly mentions visiting Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She also makes brief reference to reading a biography of Theodore Parker and to her children going to the opera.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

A00182063

2 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses visiting friends and family in New York, including Alfred Mellor and Richard Mott. She also mentions the destruction by fire of her son Thomas Mott's mill in Manayunk.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00182064. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Brooklyn, 1864 10mo 3.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott briefly discusses the recent birth of her great-niece Helen Osborne and the protocols around childbirth. She reminisces about the early years of her marriage and briefly talks about inflation and business practices. She also briefly mentions attending a cricket match.

Subjects: Childbirth; Money; Personal correspondence; Puerperium

Relevant locations: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182065. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1864 10mo 13.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses the honeymoon of her niece Ellen Wright Garrison. She expresses disapproval of gymnastics ("Let geese continue gymnastic exercises, not sensible women") and mentions her nephew Frank Wright's "cruel treatment" of freshmen. She also mentions that James Miller McKim has gone to Washington to "attend to the interest" of African-American freedmen; Mott dislikes the government's selling of captured Southern plantations.

Subjects: Gymnastics; Honeymoons; Puerperium; Wet nurses; Freedmen; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Garrison, Ellen Wright, 1840-1931; Osborne, Eliza B. Wright, 1830-1911

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182066. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1864 10mo 21.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses news of friends and family, including her nieces Ellen Wright Garrison, who was recently married, and Anna Coffin Temple Brown, who is travelling in Europe with her family. Mott briefly mentions a visit from Joseph and Ruth Dugdale and from an Iowa preacher named Bennet Walters. She also mentions her letter-writing, as well as a recent meeting "called to organize an asylum" for elderly African-American women. Very briefly discusses James Miller McKim and William Lloyd Garrison's increasing partiality towards Abraham Lincoln.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Older African American women; African Americans--Services for; Garrison, Ellen Wright, 1840-1931; Brown, Anna Coffin Temple

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00182067. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha & Osborne, Eliza Wright, Roadside, 1864 10mo 31.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses the publicity of letters. She speaks about recent disagreements between abolitionists William Lloyd Garrison and Wendell Phillips and comments on recent speeches given by each. She also writes about dictionaries and about visits she has recently received from African-American soldiers stationed at Camp William Penn.

Subjects: Abolitionists; Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907; Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182068. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1864 11mo 14.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. In addition to giving news of friends and family, Mott discusses the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society and the disagreement between abolitionists William Lloyd Garrison and Wendell Phillips. Mott also discusses efforts to advocate for and improve the conditions of newly-freed African Americans and talks briefly about politics, her reading habits, and a visit to New York for the funeral of Samuel Willets's son.

Subjects: Abolitionists; Antislavery movements; Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Freedmen--Charities; Books and reading; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Grew, Mary, 1813-1896

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182069. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, ?, 1864 11mo 29.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment. Likely written in 1864 or 1865, possibly to Lucretia Mott's daughter Martha "Pattie" Mott Lord. Mott discusses her day's activities, especially her shopping, and gives news of friends and family, including her sister Martha Wright and her niece Ellen Wright Garrison.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Physical Description

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A00182070. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1864 12mo 4.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott relays recent news of friends and family and gives details of her activities, including the funeral of Thomas Whitson, a visit from her sister Martha Coffin Wright, and various meetings she attended. She also describes a recent discussion of Catholicism and mentions events at Camp William Penn.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Catholics; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182071. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1864 12mo 26.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Written from Roadside; it is not clear whether pages 1-4 and pages 5-8 are part of the same letter. Lucretia Mott passes along recent news of friends and family. She discusses a recent period of illness, which she attributes to overwork, and lists treatments she has tried. She also briefly mentions the schooling of her granddaughter Ellen Lord and talks about a visit from Robert Collyer, an abolitionist and Unitarian minister. Thomas or Marianna Mott has also written a letter to Anna Coffin Temple Brown on the last two pages describing a carriage accident.

Subjects: Health; Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Fatigue; Carriages and carts--Accidents; Women social reformers

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00182072. Mott, Lucretia to ?, 1865?.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment. Written over a note possibly from Nathaniel Barney to Lucretia Mott discussing travel arrangements to Yonkers, New York. Mott discusses recent deaths and other brief news of family and friends.

Subjects: Voyages and travels; Personal correspondence

Physical Description

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A00182073. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1865 1mo 3.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott gives news of family and friends, including her son-in-law Thomas Cavender's legal and financial difficulties, and discusses her family's Christmas celebrations.

Subjects: Christmas; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182074. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1865 1mo 17.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott gives news of family and friends and talks about the work Rachel Wilson Moore and other women are doing to help African-American freedmen. She also writes of the financial and legal difficulties of her son-in-law Thomas Cavender and her daughter Elizabeth Mott Cavender.

Subjects: Freedmen--Charities; Women social reformers; Moore, Rachel Wilson

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00182503. Davis, Maria Mott to Davis, Edward M., Medford, 1865 2mo 13.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Describes the birth of Anna Davis Hallowell's son James Mott Hallowell (1865-1928). Expresses concern that Edward Morris Davis is overworking himself with the "Board."

Subjects: Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; Childbirth

Relevant locations: Medford (Mass.)

Physical Description

3 L

A00182504. Davis, Maria Mott to Davis, Edward M., Medford, 1865 2mo 14.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Provides updates about Anna Davis Hallowell and her newborn son James Mott Hallowell (1865-1928) and discusses Anna Davis Hallowell's other children.

Subjects: Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-

Relevant locations: Medford (Mass.)

Physical Description

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A00182075. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1865 2mo 16.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott passes along news of family and friends, including the birth of her great-grandson James Mott Hallowell. She also discusses politics around abolitionists and the Civil War.

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Abolitionists

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182076. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1865 4mo 9.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott mentions her recent success with medical electricity, briefly alludes to the surrender at Appomattox, and references Robert Collyer and the National Unitarian Convention. She also discusses the American Freedmen's Union Commission being organized by James Miller McKim and whether it will include women.

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Electricity in medicine; Electrotherapeutics; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874; American Freedman's Union Commission; Freedmen--Charities; Women social reformers; Sex discrimination against women

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182077. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1865 4mo 17.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses the collective reaction to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on April 15 and passes on other news of friends and family. She describes an incident in which her husband, James Mott, fell and injured himself. Mott also conveys sympathy for Frances Adeline Seward, whose husband and children had recently been injured in an assassination attempt.

Subjects: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Presidents--Assassination; Mott, James, 1788-1868; Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Cousin Mary Earle, Roadside, 1865 4mo 26.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott gives news of friends and family, including the health of her daughter Elizabeth Cavender. She reminisces over some early events in her and her cousin Mary Hussey Earle's life and discusses whether the children of interfaith marriages can be birthright Friends. She also describes an incident in which her husband, James Mott, fell and injured himself.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Genealogy; Mott, James, 1788-1868; Quakers

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182079. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1865 4mo 28.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott gives news of friends and family, including the ill-health of her husband James Mott and her daughter Elizabeth Cavender. She comments briefly on the funeral of Abraham Lincoln.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Funeral journey of Abraham Lincoln to Springfield

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182080. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1865 5mo 2.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott passes along news of friends and family, including the ill-health of her husband, James Mott, and her daughter Elizabeth Cavender. She makes brief references to Jefferson Davis and John Wilkes Booth, discusses carpets, and briefly describes the disbanding of Camp William Penn, a Union training camp for African-American soldiers. She also mentions that her niece Maria Hopper has been working at a "soldier school" in Beverly, New Jersey.

Subjects: Camp William Penn (La Mott, Pa.); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Carpet laying; Soldiers--Education, Non-military; Women in education

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182081. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1865 6mo 11.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses recent news of friends and family, including her niece Anna Coffin Temple Brown, who has been travelling in Europe for the last year. She briefly mentions a "Swarthmore College Festival." Mott also alludes to the "Old Female Meeting," discusses Abby Kimber and the Philadelphia Female Anti-slavery Society, and mentions some recent events concerning Wendell Phillips and other abolitionists. Mott's daughter Elizabeth Mott Cavender's health is failing, and she has been attended by Dr. Ann Preston.

Subjects: Swarthmore College; Philadelphia Female Anti-slavery Society; Women abolitionists; Preston, Ann, 1813-1872

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182082. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1865 6mo 17.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott gives news of friends and family, including the failing health of her daughter Elizabeth Cavender, who is being attended by Dr. Ann Preston. Mott also mentions a call she recently made to Rachel W. Moore. The final page bears notes from Edward Morris Davis to Martha Coffin Wright and from George W. Lord to Eliza Wright Osborne.

Subjects: Moore, Rachel Wilson; Preston, Ann, 1813-1872;

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182083. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Brooklyn, 1865 6mo 24.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott discusses the birth of her granddaughter Anna Lord, daughter of George and Martha "Pattie" Mott Lord. She mentions George and Pattie's slight regret that the baby was not a boy. Mott also briefly discusses the death of Frances Seward.

Subjects: Childbirth; Seward, Frances Adeline, 1844-1866

Relevant locations: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Physical Description

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A00182084. Mott, Lucretia to Mott, James, Brooklyn, 1865 6mo 24.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott is in Brooklyn visiting her daughter Martha "Pattie" Mott Lord, who has just given birth to a daughter named Anna Lord. Mott's letter passes along news of friends and family, including Pattie's husband George Lord.

Subjects: Local transit; Puerperium

Relevant locations: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Physical Description

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A00182085. Mott, Lucretia to Family, Brooklyn, 1865 6mo 29.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Lucretia Mott is in Brooklyn visiting her son-in-law George Lord and her daughter Martha "Pattie" Mott Lord, who has recently given birth to a daughter named Anna. Mott discusses her activities in New York and mentions visiting Abby Hopper Gibbons and Sarah Moore Grimké. She discusses a recent visit to Medford and Boston with her sister Martha Coffin Wright, during which she visited the Buffum and Garrison families. She also speaks of Lazette Maria Miller Worden, whose sister Frances Seward recently died. "It grieves me for the descendants of our Quaker iconoclasts to be returning to image-worship."

Subjects: Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893; Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873

Relevant locations: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Physical Description

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A00182086. Mott, Lucretia to Family, Brooklyn, 1865 7mo 3.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott is in Brooklyn visiting her son-in-law George Lord and her daughter Martha "Pattie" Mott Lord, who has just given birth to a daughter named Anna. She describes a recent visit with Nathaniel Barney and Elisa Starbuck Barney in Yonkers, including the religious gatherings she attended with them. She briefly describes giving a speech and discusses news of family and friends. Mott also makes brief references to the antislavery movement.

Subjects: Barney, Nathaniel; Women orators; Antislavery movements; Pillsbury, Parker, 1809-1898; Cheever, George B. (George Barrell), 1807-1890

Relevant locations: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.); Yonkers (N.Y.)

Physical Description

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A00182087. Mott, James to Mott, Lucretia, Roadside, 1865 7mo 3.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott is in Brooklyn visiting her daughter Martha "Pattie" Mott Lord, who has just given birth to a daughter named Anna. Her husband, James Mott, describes his recent activities and passes along news of friends and family. He briefly mentions Deborah Wharton and discusses Rachel W. Moore (who's husband recently died) and James Miller McKim (who was recently pickpocketed) at greater length.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Moore, Rachel Wilson; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00182088. Mott, Lucretia to [Davis], Edward M. & Yarnall, E., Brooklyn, 1865 7mo 6.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Lucretia Mott is in Brooklyn visiting her daughter Martha "Pattie" Mott Lord, who has just given birth to a daughter named Anna. She mentions a visit to John Merritt's and Robert Collyer and discusses Quaker ideas about music, dancing, and weddings.

"The solemnity of a marriage forbade its being made a festive occasion. . . . I thought 'the practice of music and the feelings of Friends had undergone such change, as to regard it less objectionable in this day--when dancing was little more than walking, and preferable to the kind of plays at weddings when some of us were young.'"

Subjects: Quakers--Conduct of life; Society of Friends--Discipline; Quakers--Social life and customs; Music; Dance; Weddings

Relevant locations: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Physical Description

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A00182089. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1865 7mo 9.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott describes her trip home from Brooklyn and her activities in Philadelphia. Briefly discusses the illness of her daughter-in-law Marianna Mott and a visit with Sarah Pugh and Mary Grew.

Subjects: Railroad Voyages and travels; Grew, Mary, 1813-1896

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182090. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1865 7mo 11.
Box 3
Mott to Wright

1 page. Written from Roadside. In this short note, Lucretia Mott apologizes to her sister for not having written more often and says she is enclosing other letters she has received. Written on the back of a letter from Nathaniel Barney to Lucretia Mott.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Barney to Mott

3 pages. Lucretia Mott will soon be visiting her daughter in Brooklyn, and her cousin Nathaniel Barney invites her to visit him and his family in Yonkers. Barney also asks if Mott would be willing to preach while there, and he describes the congregation. The back of the paper bears a note from Lucretia Mott to her sister Martha Coffin Wright.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Women orators; Unitarian churches

Relevant locations: Yonkers (N.Y.)

Physical Description

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A00182091. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1865 7mo 12.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Lucretia Mott writes to her daughter Martha "Pattie" Mott Lord, who gave birth several weeks earlier. She discusses the health of her daughters Pattie and Elizabeth and also talks about the activities of her grandchildren.

Subjects: Puerperium; Traditional medicine; Health; Children--Conduct of life

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182092. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1865 7mo 18.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Unsigned; may be a fragment. Lucretia Mott gives news of friends and family, including her cousin Caroline Chase Stratton and the health of several acquaintances who are pregnant. Mott also talks about the activities of her grandchildren and the recovery of stolen cutlery. She closes with a few brief comments on James Miller McKim's health.

Subjects: Children--Conduct of life; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182094. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1865 7mo 20.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses the difficulties her daughter Martha "Pattie" Mott Lord (who gave birth recently) is having with servants. Mott's children will soon be returning to Roadside. The illness of her daughter Elizabeth Mott Cavender continues. Various elderly acquaintances have recently died.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Chronically ill

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182095. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1865 7mo 22.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott gives various news of family and friends. She discusses the health of her daughter Elizabeth Mott Cavender and the return of her son-in-law Edward Hopper from a short trip. She briefly comments on James Miller McKim's health and his treatment by "galvanism". Makes reference to Dr. Ann Preston, who has been treating Elizabeth Cavender and who Elizabeth's husband dislikes.

Subjects: Chronically ill; Health; Electricity in medicine; Electrotherapeutics; Preston, Ann, 1813-1872

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1865 7mo 24.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses the failing health of her daughter Elizabeth Cavender, stomach cramps her servant Mary Quin recently suffered, and other news of friends and family.

Subjects: Chronically ill; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182093. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1865 7mo 27.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott gives her sister recent news of friends and family, including the complications in the pregnancies of various acquaintances and the failing health of her daughter Elizabeth Cavender. She also briefly discusses a new periodical called "The Nation" published by the American Freedmen's Union Commission.

Subjects: Chronically ill; Personal correspondence; Childbirth

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1865 10mo 5.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses recent news of family and friends. She has recently received visits from Ruth and Cyrus Peirce and from Wendelll Garrison and Lucy McKim Garrison. She briefly mentions the periodical "The Nation."

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Philadelphia, 1865 11mo 2.
Box 3
Physical Description

6 C

A00182098. Mott, Lucretia to Brown, Anna Coffin, Roadside, 1866 1mo 10.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside; dated 10 January, either 1860 or 1866. Lucretia Mott discusses news of friends and family.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182100. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Philadelphia, 1866 1mo 24.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written over a short note, possibly to James Mott from one of his nephews. Lucretia Mott discusses recent news of friends and family. She very briefly alludes to a recent visit from Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone Blackwell, George Thompson, and Henry Vincent, who were in Philadelphia for an Equal Rights Convention, a Peace Convention, and a Festival of the Friends of Freedom. Mott discusses the Conventions and the Festival. She also very briefly mentions the African-American musicians who played at the Festival, as well as W. W. Broom, Frances D. Gage, Robert Purvis, Sarah Pugh, Mary Grew, Abby Kimber, Edward M. Davis, and Henry Laing.

Subjects: Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; Congresses and conventions; Festivals; Women's rights; Equality--Social aspects; Thompson, George, 1804-1878; Peace movements; Freedmen--Charities

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182101. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Philadelphia, 1866 1mo 31.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott passes along recent news of friends and family and briefly discusses a Dr. Briggs. She also very briefly mentions Octavius Frothingham, Mary S. Lippincott, William Dorsey, and Anna Field.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182102. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1866 3mo 12.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott, who recently visited Martha "Pattie" Mott Lord in New York, gives a short account of her trip home and offers news of friends and family. Briefly discusses a meeting of the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, which both Abby Kimber and Mary Grew attended. James Miller McKim is considering going to England to advocate for the freedmen. Mott also briefly discusses William Lloyd Garrison, Jr., and Wendell Phillips Garrison, as well as the activities of her grandchildren.

Subjects: Railroad travel; Philadelphia Female Anti-slavery Society; Grew, Mary, 1813-1896; Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00182103. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1866 3mo 26.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott passes along news of friends and family, including the return of her granddaughter Fanny Cavender from visits to Boston and Brooklyn. She briefly discusses her family playing music, her and her relatives' domestic servants, and William Lloyd Garrison. She also writes briefly about theology, mentioning a visit from Henry Fowler and calling her sister Martha Coffin Wright "an arch-heretic . . . on the guardian angel question!"

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Theology; Music; Household employees; Wright, Martha Coffin, 1806-1875

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182099. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1866 4mo 5.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia gives her sister news of friends and family, including a visit from Reverend Fowler. She also briefly describes the funeral and will of Anne D. Morrison and the sickness and funeral of Hetty Chapman.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182104. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, 1866 4mo 6.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Date and recipient supplied by Margaret Bacon, 1979. Fragment; possibly fragments of multiple letters. The first two pages seem to be addressed to Martha Coffin Wright, and the last four to Martha Mott Lord. Date uncertain; partly written over an 1867 printed circular for the American Equal Rights Association, and also discusses the engagement of Lucretia Mott's niece Sarah Yarnall, who married William H. Abbott in late November 1866.

Lucretia Mott writes about her plans to attend a women's rights meeting in Brooklyn. She has received a visit from a Mrs. Ricks, who is working with freedmen in Washington, D.C., for the Freedmen's Bureau (Mott also mentions a visit from Ricks in a letter dated 1866-07-20). She briefly discusses the annual meeting of the Rosine Association, where a speaker discussed attitudes towards domestic servants; Mott adds her own comments about anti-Irish prejudice. She also writes about a discussion she, James Miller McKim, and William Furness had on integrated education. She discusses a debate in the "Women's Tributary Branch" about a divisive proposed "union."

After discussing her niece Sarah Yarnall's engagement, Mott also gives a detailed account of her day's activities and makes passing references to Dr. Hannah Longshore. She closes by talking about Frances D. Gage, who is raising money to aid African-American freedmen, and briefly discussing her own fundraising for freedmen's education.

Physical Description

3 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to McKim, James Miller, 1866 4mo? 15.
Box 3
Physical Description

4 C

A00182106. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1866 4mo 22.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Written over a note from James Miller McKim to James and Lucretia Mott on the stationery of the National Freedmen's and Union Commission. Most of the letter discusses furnishings in the new house of Anna and Edward Hopper, Lucretia Mott's daughter and son-in-law. Mott also passes on other news of family/friends and mentions a discussion she had with McKim about the Freedmen's Union.

Subjects: House furnishings; Furniture; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00182105. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1866 4mo 30.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside. Likely to Martha Mott Lord, but possibly to Anna Coffin Temple Brown instead or as well, and possibly in part to Martha Coffin Wright. Written in part over a pencil letter from Lucretia Mott's grandchild to Mott's great-niece Marion "Minnie" Brown, and in part over a letter on the stationery of Walter Brown & Co. (Brown was Mott's nephew).

Mott passes along news of family and friends, including a description of Anna and Edward Hopper moving into a new house and the work Mott has been doing with carpets. She also makes a passing reference to "Harriet Tubman's case" and comments on "The Head and the Heart."

Subjects: Moving, Household; Carpet laying

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1866 5mo 3.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 C

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1866 5mo 8.
Box 3
Physical Description

3 C

A00182107. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1866 5mo 28.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Possibly a fragment. Lucretia Mott gives news of friends/family, discusses her housework, and briefly mentions a visit from Dr. Anna Preston and Ellen Smith. She writes at length about the arrangements she has made to ship a desk to her daughter.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182108. Mott, Lucretia to Preston, Ann, 1866 5mo 28.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Short note inviting Dr. Ann Preston and her aunt to Lucretia Mott's house just outside Philadelphia. Includes an envelope.

Subjects: Preston, Ann, 1813-1872

A00182112. Mott, Lucretia to ?, 1866 6mo 13-14.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Fragment. Possibly to Martha Coffin Wright. Lucretia Mott discusses a large party she recently hosted, detailing the guests, food, and other arrangements. She also briefly speaks about her family's financial affairs and her charitable giving.

Subjects: Parties; Quakers; Gifts

Physical Description

2 L

A00182109. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1866 6mo 3.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Possibly a fragment. Lucretia Mott relays news of friends and family; she has just learned of the engagement of her niece Sarah Yarnall to William Abbott. She also briefly discusses the meetings she and her husband, James Mott, are going to attend in the near future.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182110. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1866 6mo 8.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written over a child's letter to "Aunt Elly," apparently Eliza Osborne. Lucretia Mott relays news of friends/family, including events concerning Cyrus Dennis. She also discusses furniture, William Heacock the furniture seller, her domestic servants, and Thomas Cavender, the husband of her deceased daughter, Elizabeth Cavender.

Subjects: Furniture; House furnishings; Household employees

Physical Description

1 L

A00182111. Mott, Lucretia to ?, Philadelphia, 1866 6mo 11.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written over a letter from Esther K. Smedley to Lucretia Mott asking her to publicize the a journal called "The Children's Friend." Mott talks about news of friends/family, including the recent death of Cyrus Dennis. She describes the Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends recently held in Longwood, Pennsylvania. Mott also briefly discusses Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton's attitudes towards the "National Anti-Slavery Standard" and her sister Martha Coffin Wright's performance presiding over a recent American Equal Rights Association meeting.

Subjects: Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends (1853-1940); Dickinson, Anna E. (Anna Elizabeth), 1842-1932; Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877); Powell, Aaron M. (Aaron Macy), 1832-1899; Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907; Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889; Women orators; Abolitionists; Women's rights; American Equal Rights Association; Wright, Martha Coffin, 1806-1875

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182113. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1866 6mo 28.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside; possibly a fragment. Written over a note from Benjamin C. Bacon to Lucretia and James Mott and Edward M. Davis reminding them of an antislavery meeting. Lucretia Mott's letter gives news of friends and family, including the illness of her son, Thomas Mott. She also briefly writes about her domestic servants.

Subjects: Mott, Thomas, 1823-1899; Household employees

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00182114. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1866 7mo 9.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside; possibly a fragment. Lucretia Mott passes on news of family and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182115. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1866 7mo 17.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes that Martha "Pattie" Lord's daughter Ellen "Nelly" Lord has arrived safely at Roadside; she also talks about her own recent activities and health.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182116. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1866 7mo 20.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Written from Roadside. Written over a printed circular advertising the annual meeting of the Rosine Association. Lucretia Mott discusses recent news about family and friends. She has recently been visited by L.E. Ricks of Washington, D.C., who is aiding freedmen; Mott discusses Ricks's fundraising and briefly mentions Frances D. Gage.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Rosine Association (Philadelphia, Pa.); Freedmen

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182117. Mott, Lucretia to Davis, Maria, Roadside, 1866 7mo 23.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Written from Roadside. Written over a draft of a letter to Lucretia Mott's great-granddaughter Maria "May" Hallowell, likely from one of her grandchildren. Mott passes along news of family/friends, including a brief comment on a visit from Sarah Hopper Gibbons Emerson. Discusses a visit from L.E. Ricks and the health of various family members.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Davis, Maria Mott

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182118. Mott, Lucretia to Davis, Maria, Roadside, 1866 7mo 31.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

7 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes that her daughter Martha "Pattie" Lord is visiting her and passes along news of family and friends. She lists the various meetings her friends are attending and describes the activities of her younger grandchildren.

Subjects: Davis, Maria Mott

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00182506. Barney, Nathaniel to Hicks, J.D., Nantucket, 1866 8mo 6.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. John D. Hicks was a Hicksite Quaker from Long Island. Discusses reading the "Narrative"; copies a passage from it where he is referenced. Extensively discusses his cousin Lucretia Mott, saying "I believe she is carrying out, in practice, the honest convictions of her own mind; and moreover, I believe there is no one in our Society who has exhibited more conspicuously, or more impressively than she has, the peculiar testimonies of Friends, among others, commingling [sp] with them, and exhibiting these in her bright example." A friend of his said of Lucretia Mott that "50 such women would revolutionize the world." Mentions working for the rights of African Americans to equal schooling. Discusses Quaker theology, the positive influence of Quakers on the world, and his belief that the divisions formed between Quakers have detracted from their progress.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Quakers; Women orators; Women social reformers; Women abolitionists; Antislavery movements; Books and reading

Relevant locations: Nantucket (Mass.)

Physical Description

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A00182119. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, & Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1866 8mo 14.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses news of family and friends. She writes at some length about her servant Catherine Corr, who recently gave birth prematurely to a son and whose young daughter is suffering "a disease of the brain" and is not expected to live much longer. She briefly discusses the illness of her young granddaughter Anna Lord, the travel plans of various family members, her niece's wedding preparations, Sarah Speakman McKim's feelings about her new neighborhood, and her own ideas about medicine.

Subjects: Household employees; Children--Death; Irish Americans; Sick children; Childbirth; Voyages and travels; McKim, Sarah Allibone Speakman, 1813-1891

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182120. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, & Cavender, Fanny, Newburgh, 1866 8mo 24.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott, who is visiting her niece Anna Coffin Temple Brown, tells her daughter and granddaughter about her trip from Philadelphia to Newburgh.

Subjects: Voyages and travels; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Newburgh (N.Y.)

Physical Description

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A00182121. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Danby, VT, 1866 8mo 28.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written over a letter from Ellen Wright Garrison to 'Henry." Lucretia Mott is in Danby, Vermont, for a select quarterly meeting; she describes her trip there from Newburgh, New York, via Poughkeepsie, where she visited the recently founded Vassar College. She also discusses the hospitality of her host, Israel Drake.

Subjects: Vassar College; Travel

Relevant locations: Rutland County (Vt.); Rensselaerville (N.Y.); Poughkeepsie (N.Y.); Troy (N.Y.)

Physical Description

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A00182122. Mott, Lucretia to Mott, James, Nantucket, 1866 9mo 13.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Partially written over a notice of the laying of the cornerstone of the Unitarian Church in Germantown. Lucretia Mott describes her travel from Troy, New York, to Nantucket via Medford, Massachusetts, where she visited her granddaughter Anna Davis Hallowell and tried to call on William Lloyd Garrison. She also discusses her activities on Nantucket and the family members she visited.

Subjects: Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Voyages and travels; Barney, Nathaniel

Relevant locations: Nantucket (Mass.); Troy (N.Y.); Medford (Mass.)

Physical Description

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A00182123 pt.1. Mott, Lucretia to Mott, James, Hyannis, MA, 1866 9mo 15.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Written in part over a note to James Mott from Robert Seaman and in part over a letter from Mott's granddaughter Frances "Fanny" Cavender to her mother Elizabeth Mott Cavender. Lucretia Mott discusses her activities in Nantucket and her travel homeward.

See Mott, Lucretia to Mott, James, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1866 9mo 15 for part two of the letter.

Subjects: Voyages and travels; Railroad travel

Relevant locations: Hyannis (Mass.); Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Physical Description

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A00182123 pt.2. Mott, Lucretia to Mott, James, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1866 9mo 15.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Written in part over a note to James Mott from Robert Seaman and in part over a letter from Mott's granddaughter Frances "Fanny" Cavender to her mother Elizabeth Mott Cavender. Lucretia Mott discusses her activities in Nantucket and her travel homeward.

See Mott, Lucretia to Mott, James, Hyannis, MA, 1866 9mo 15 for part one of the letter.

Subjects: Voyages and travels; Railroad travel

Relevant locations: Hyannis (Mass.); Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182125. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, & Anna Temple Brown, Philadelphia, 1866 9mo 23.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Lucretia Mott passes on news of family and friends and discusses her recent trip to Nantucket.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182126. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Brooklyn, 1866 11mo 9.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott describes attending a relative's wedding and passes along other news of friends and family.

Subjects: Weddings; Personal Correspondence

Relevant locations: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, New York, 1866 11mo 12.
Box 3
Physical Description

4 C

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Children, New York, 1866 11mo 15.
Box 3
Physical Description

4 C

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1866 11mo 30.
Box 3
Physical Description

6 C

A00182127. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1867?.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott's letter is a fragment and shares a page with a letter from her granddaughter Fanny Cavender Parrish. Mott writes of the recent death of Abraham Barker's cook and mentions that a Yearly Meeting recently met with the President and his secretaries, including William Seward. Fanny Cavender Parrish's letter seems to have been written before the death of her mother Elizabeth Mott Cavender in September 1865; it is unclear when Lucretia Mott reused it.

Subjects: Personal Correspondence

Relevant locations: Pennsylvania

Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1867 1mo 1.
Box 3
Physical Description

8 C

A00182128. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Daughter, et. al., Roadside, 1867 1mo 1.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott passes along news of family and friends, with a particular focus on her grandchildren. She also discusses Sarah Barker's funeral.

Subjects: Funeral rites and ceremonies; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1867 1mo 22.
Box 3
Physical Description

4 C

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to William, Philadelphia, 1867 2mo 4.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 C

A00182129. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1867 2mo 6.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott gives news of friends and family. She briefly mentions attending a lecture by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. She briefly discusses Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and "Aaron P," as well as fundraising for an orphanage in New Orleans.

Subjects: Fund raising; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Includes letter from Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, to Mott, Lucretia, [1867] 1mo 12 [1L] and printed circular on universal suffrage.

2 pages. Stanton tells Mott about a recent petition to Congress for universal suffrage from the Equal Rights Association and briefly discusses a recent article in the "National Anti-Slavery Standard," Taylor Lewis [sp], and women's support for an issue. Says "My opinion is we have played second fiddle to 'white males' long enough."

The paper also bears a printed circular advocating universal suffrage.

Subjects: Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Women--Suffrage; African Americans--Suffrage; American Equal Rights Association; Women's rights

Physical Description

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A00182130. Mott, Lucretia, to Chase, Mary Ann, Roadside, 1867 2mo 19.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Mary Ann Wistar Chase was the daughter-in-law of Lucretia Mott's cousin Ruth Bunker Chase. Mott responds to Chase's request for Quaker prayers and discusses various news of friends and family.

Subjects: Quakers; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182131. Garrison, William Lloyd to Mott, Lucretia, Roxbury, MA, 1867 4mo 8.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Most of the letter consists of William Lloyd Garrison's praise for Lucretia Mott. Garrison also discusses death, his and Mott's health, Mott's upcoming wedding anniversary, and his plans to travel to Europe in the near future. In addition, he thanks Mott for helping abolitionist George Thompson.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Death--Religious aspects; Thompson, George, 1804-1878

Relevant locations: Roxbury (Mass.)

Physical Description

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A00182132. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1867 4mo 21.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. The paper also bears a printed circular from the Rhode Island Radical Peace Society, dated 1867. Lucretia Mott shares various news of family and friends, including her servant Mary Quin's marriage and a visit from Mary Pen, a former servant. She plans to attend Rachel Wilson Moore's wedding.

Subjects: Household employees; Marriage; Irish Americans; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, & Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1867 4mo 28.
Box 3
Physical Description

4 C

A00182133. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1867 5mo 12.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Date inferred from contents; Mott seems to have misdated several letters in spring 1867. The paper also bears an invitation to a Swarthmore College committee meeting, dated 1867. Lucretia Mott gives news of friends and family; she remarks briefly that her brother-in-law has been using a chair on wheels to "assist his locomotion." Mott also very briefly mentions that Edward M. Davis disagrees with Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Frances D. Gage's decision to censure Wendell Phillips.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182134. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Suffern, NY, 1867 5mo 26.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Date inferred from contents; Mott seems to have misdated several letters in spring 1867. Lucretia Mott writes about news of family and friends. She discusses the tensions between Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Wendell Phillips, and other abolitionists based on whether to advocate for women's suffrage alongside African American suffrage; Mott mentions Susan B. Anthony, Aaron M. Powell, Stephen Foster, and Anna E. Dickinson. She also briefly speaks about collecting clothing for charity, mentioning that some might go to Harriet Tubman, and the failing health of her brother-in-law Benjamin Yarnall. Includes a recipe for making "red oil" to help heal "cuts and hurts."

Subjects: Abolitionists; Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; House furnishings; Homeopathy

Relevant locations: Suffern (N.Y.)

Physical Description

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A00182135. Mott, Lucretia to Hopper, Anna, Medford, MA, 1867 5mo 30.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Date inferred from contents; Mott seems to have misdated several letters in spring 1867. Lucretia Mott describes the New England Anti-Slavery Society meetings she has attended while in Massachusetts. She notes that the question of whether to focus on women's suffrage as well as African American suffrage was very divisive.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Women--Suffrage; African Americans--Suffrage; Women orators; New-England Anti-Slavery Society; Abolitionists; Antislavery movements

Relevant locations: Medford (Mass.)

Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Dear all, Roadside, 1867 6mo 27.
Box 3
Physical Description

4 C

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1867 7mo 7.
Box 4
Physical Description

4 C

A00182137. Mott, Lucretia letter to Lord, Martha Mott, Roadside, 1867 7mo 28.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses recent visitors she has had and recent activities of several family members, including her family's interest in croquet. She writes that despite all of the repairs to their farm, they have not found renters, so "the Europe plan may have to be given up." She mentions some controversy surrounding Jacob Barker "in the papers."

Subjects: Croquet; Barker, Jacob, 1779-1871; Sewing; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

3 L

A00182138. Mott, Lucretia to Dear Home and Auburn, Suffern, NY, 1867 8mo 5.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Lucretia Mott is with Martha and George Lord, who have just had a daughter, Lucretia Lord. She says Martha is doing well after the delivery and speaks highly of her new granddaughter.

Subjects: Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916; Childbirth; Newborn infants

Relevant locations: Suffern (N.Y.)

Physical Description

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A00182139. Mott, Lucretia to Hallowell, Anna Davis, Suffern, NY, 1867 8mo 9.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Lucretia Mott is at the home of Martha and George Lord, who have just a few days before had a daughter, Lucretia Lord. She suggests that Martha and George are disappointed to have a fourth daughter rather than a son. She describes recent travels of several family members.

Subjects: Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916; Children--Family relationships; Infants--Diseases

Relevant locations: Suffern (N.Y.)

Physical Description

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A00182140. Mott, Lucretia to Dear Home, Suffern, NY, 1867 8mo 11.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written over a both a letter and circular by Rev. J. O. Barrett. Lucretia Mott talks of the distinction between the wealthy and the poor and says, "The cooperative trade unions are going to affect something to a better state of society." She also discusses a sermon of Robert Collyer on "healing and hurting shadows" and talks about some of his "discourses." She expresses displeasure in Hannah Haydock becoming an increasingly "sectarian" Quaker and "leaning to the conservative side." She also talks about recent activities of several family members.

Subjects: Labor unions; Social classes; Society of Friends; Quakers; Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Breastfeeding

Relevant locations: Suffern (N.Y.)

Physical Description

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A00182141. Mott, Lucretia to Hallowell, Anna Davis, Roadside, 1867 8mo 23.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment. Written from Roadside. Lucretia and James Mott have just returned from New York and Lucretia shares the news concerning several family members that she has learned about from the mail that arrived while she was away. She writes of having terrible nausea, calling it a new phase of her dyspepsia.

Subjects: Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916; Quakers; Indigestion

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182136. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1867 8mo 23.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses news of family and friends, including the activities of her grandchildren. She also briefly talks about whether public support for "free schools" and freedmen's education will continue. Mentions that Alfred Love will visit her tomorrow for a peace meeting and that Sarah Pugh has just come over.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182142. Mott, Lucretia to Daughter, Niece, et.al., Roadside, 1867 8mo 27.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott tells the story of their difficult time traveling to Haverford Circular Meeting through bad weather several days prior. She says that on last Sunday she attended a Peace Meeting at Abington Meeting with Alfred Love. Writes that George Earle and Robert Purvis will be staying with her for a night soon and says that Purvis feels "indignant that Garrison should have changed his mind, after agreeing to divide the Jackson bequest, and taken upon himself to write before leaving Boston so that the proslavery court decided against us when the Standard needed the 4,000 so much."

Subjects: Love, Alfred H. (Alfred Harry), 1830-1913; Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Quakers; Peace; Pennsylvania Peace Society (1866-1928); Antislavery movements--Periodicals

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

Archival Resource Key. Lord, George and Martha to Mott, Lucretia, Suffern, NY, 1867 8mo 29.
Box 4
Physical Description

3 C

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1867 9mo 1.
Box 4
Physical Description

4 C

A00182143. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1867 9mo 13.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes about recent events involving family and friends.

Subjects: Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Personal correspondence; Death

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182144. Mott, Lucretia to Love, Alfred, Roadside, 1867 12mo 27.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes about an upcoming lecture being given by Robert Dale Owen and her concerns that they will not sell enough tickets to fill the whole lecture hall. She suggests that they find a smaller venue.

Subjects: Love, Alfred H. (Alfred Harry), 1830-1913; Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182145. Brown, M.L.? to Mott, Lucretia, Washington, DC, 1868 1mo 21.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Brown writes of her admiration for Lucretia Mott after seeing her talk at the "Woman Suffrage Convention." She was inspired to work for the cause and speaks of her desire for life to be better for her daughters than it has been for her. Mentions that she works for the Treasury Department and knows a Senator Cameron, possibly Senator Simon Cameron of Pennsylvania.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Women--Suffrage; Women's rights; Women--Education

Relevant locations: Washington (D.C.)

Physical Description

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A00182146. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Brooklyn, 1868 1mo 21.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

14 pages. Lucretia Mott writes to her sister Martha Coffin Wright about recent events involving family and friends, including her husband James' health problems. She mentions reading an essay on women's culture from the "Catholic World," likely referring to an essay by Félix Dupanloup titled "Learned Women and Studious Women." She references some divisions within the women's rights movement and states that she will not "put on paper anything of complaint of our loved co-adjutors, till they had had more time for defense and explanation." However, she does note that "Elizabeth Stanton's sympathy for 'Sambo' is very questionable" and that she will not subscribe to the "Revolution" (a newspaper started by Stanton and Susan B. Anthony), calling it "not satisfactory." She talks of plans to withdraw from office despite Lucy Stone's protests. A portion of this letter is written over a letter from Julia Holmes to Lucretia Mott dated October 8, 1867.

Subjects: Mott, James, 1788-1868; Swarthmore College; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893; Holmes, Julia Anna Archibald, 1838-1887; Philadelphia Female Anti-slavery Society; Women--Suffrage; Homeopathy

Relevant locations: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Physical Description

3 L

A00182589. George Lord letter to Lucretia Mott, 1868 5mo 21.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

1 page. Written on Walter Brown and Co. stationery. George Lord writes that the "party" will be most welcome at Orange, likely referring to Lucretia Mott and other family members. He says that he had "R. D. Webb, Wendell, Lucy and cousin to tea" last evening "with Mother's family" and adds that they all like Richard Webb very much. Lucretia Mott wrote part of her letter dated July 1, 1868, to Martha Coffin Wright on the back of this letter (A00182159).

Subjects: Webb, Richard Davis, 1805-1872; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

A00182590. George Lord letter to Lucretia Mott, 1868 5mo 29.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written on Walter Brown and Co. stationery. George Lord writes that he and "Patty" (his wife and Lucretia Mott's daughter, Martha Mott Lord) spent some reminiscing about James Mott's last visit with them (James Mott died while at their home on January 26, 1868), and they feel as if they fall short of his standard of living a "truly Christian life." He also apologies for the fact that he and Patty have not been as attentive as they should be in writing to Lucretia. Lucretia Mott wrote part of her letter dated July 1, 1868, to Martha Coffin Wright on the back of this letter (A00182159).

Subjects: Mott, James, 1788-1868; Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916; Lord, George, 1830-1880

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

A00182591. George Lord letter to Lucretia Mott, 1868 6mo 09.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

1 page. Written on Walter Brown and Co. stationery. George Lord writes that he and "Patty" (his wife and Lucretia Mott's daughter, Martha Mott Lord) celebrated their "tin" wedding anniversary (15 years) the day before. Lucretia Mott wrote part of her letter dated July 1, 1868, to Martha Coffin Wright on the back of this letter (A00182159).

Subjects: Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916; Lord, George, 1830-1880

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

A00182592. George Lord letter to Lucretia Mott, 1868 6mo 12.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

1 page. Written on Walter Brown and Co. stationery. George Lord writes that they are comfortable in Orange despite all the flooding. Lucretia Mott wrote part of her letter dated July 1, 1868, to Martha Coffin Wright on the back of this letter (A00182159).

Subjects: Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916; Lord, George, 1830-1880

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

A00182148. Mott, Lucretia to Earle, Mary, Brooklyn, 1868 1mo 25.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott and Anna Coffin Temple Brown letter to Mary Hussey Earle. Lucretia Mott writes of news regarding her family, including the recent illness of James Mott. She mentions the recent deaths of Henry Jones, Jacob Pierce, Hannah Cavender, Thomas A. Green, and Hannah Hopper (wife of Isaac T. Hopper). Anna Brown continues the letter at the request of Lucretia to share that James Mott passed away on January 26th surrounded by his family. The funeral will be on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

Subjects: Death; Mott, James, 1788-1868; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Physical Description

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A00182147. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Brooklyn, 1868 1mo 24.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Lucretia and James Mott are staying with their daughter, Martha Mott Lord, in New York. Mott details James' failing health and writes that she cannot go to Meeting or be anywhere else but at James' side.

Subjects: Mott, James, 1788-1868; Pneumonia; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Physical Description

3 L

A00182149. Weiss, John to Mott, Lucretia, Watertown, 1868 2mo 1.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

4 pages. John Weiss was a Unitarian clergyman. He writes of his admiration for Lucretia and of the impact her recent speech had on him.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Speeches

Relevant locations: Watertown (Mass.)

Physical Description

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A00182150. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1868 3mo 5.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes about recent visitors that she has had and implores her daughter, Martha, to come visit soon. She talks about James Gibbons who is suffering from some health issues. She also mentions the recent illness of William Lloyd Garrison. Expresses her approval of Ulysses S. Grant and the Fifteenth Amendment.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916; Gibbons, J. S. (James Sloan), 1810-1892; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Constitutional amendments

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

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A00182151. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, George, Roadside, 1868 3mo 26.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Lucretia Mott talks about recent events involving family members and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182152. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1868 3mo 27.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott talks about recent activities involving family members and friends, including Dillwyn and Edward Parrish. She mentions that Maria Mott Davis' birthday is on March 30th.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Davis, Maria Mott

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00182153. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1868 4mo 3.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott talks about cleaning and organizing her home. She is excited about Martha's upcoming visit. She also talks about the upcoming wedding of her granddaughter Fanny Cavender to Thomas Parrish.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916; Weddings

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Physical Description

2 L

A00182156. Mott, Lucretia to ?, 1868 4mo 10.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment. Likely written to Martha Coffin Wright and written from Roadside. She discusses a party, which is likely the wedding of her granddaughter Fanny Cavender to Thomas Parrish. Says she agrees "with brother Garrison's criticism entirely relative to the length of the memorial and the bad taste of censuring Sumner then" in reference to a speech made by an unnamed female speaker.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Weddings

Physical Description

1 L

A00182157. Mott, Lucretia to Lord. Martha M., 1868 6mo 2.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Henry Fowler letter to Lucretia Mott; Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord. Henry Fowler was a Presbyterian minister. Fowler sends his condolences to Lucretia and her family over the death of Lucretia's husband, James Mott. The last page contains a fragment of a letter written by Lucretia to Martha Mott Lord on June 2, 1868, and she suggests that Aunt Martha (Martha Coffin Wright) may like to read Fowler's letter.

Subjects: Condolence notes; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Mott, James, 1788-1868

Relevant locations: Auburn (N.Y.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182154. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1868 6mo 11.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Possibly a fragment. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes about recent visits with friends, including attending a dinner at Elizabeth Fisher's with Richard D. Webb and Mary Estlin. She says she misses her late husband James every day. Mentions that Martha and George Lord's "tin" anniversary is coming up.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916; Mott, James, 1788-1868; Webb, Richard Davis, 1805-1872

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182155. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1868 6mo 16.
Box 4
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes that they found in their bible that James Mott was born on the 21st of June and not on the 20th as he had always thought. She tells Martha that she hopes she will come and be with her on James' birthday (James had passed away in January). She writes of recent activities of family members and friends, including Sarah Pugh, Mary Estlin, Sarah McKim, and Richard D. Webb.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916; Mott, James, 1788-1868

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182158. Barney, Nathaniel to Mott, Lucretia, Poughkeepsie, 1868 6mo 21.
Box 4
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4 pages. Nathaniel Barney was Lucretia Mott's cousin. Barney expresses his condolences to Lucretia over the death of her husband, James Mott. He mentions that he and Maria Mitchell attend the same Meeting, and mentions having her over for a visit. He calls the testimony of John D. Hicks "interesting" and "beautiful."

Subjects: Condolence notes; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Mott, James, 1788-1868; Mitchell, Maria, 1818-1889

Relevant locations: Poughkeepsie (N.Y.)

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A00182159. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Mt. Holly, 1868 7mo 1.
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7 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright. Partly written from New Jersey and partly written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes that William Dorsey and Deborah Wharton preached at Germantown Meeting on first day. On second day she visited Cyrus Peirce, noting that he was "as usual heretical on the bible." She describes the death of Laura Stratton Birney. She relates that Richard D. Webb was called home due to the illness of his cousin and has to cancel several engagements. She also discusses recent activities of several family members. Written on the backsides of four letters from George Lord to Lucretia Mott (A00182589, A00182590, A00182591, and A00182592).

Subjects: Quakers; Quaker preaching; Death; Dorsey, William, 1811-1874; Wharton, Deborah Fisher, 1795-1888; Peirce, Cyrus, 1790-1860; Webb, Richard Davis, 1805-1872

Relevant locations: Mt. Holly (N.J.); Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182160. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1868 7mo 6.
Box 4
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2 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott talks about missing her recently deceased husband, James Mott. She also talks about recent activities of several family members and friends.

Subjects: Mott, James, 1788-1868; Bereavement; Webb, Richard Davis, 1805-1872; Periodicals

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182161. Mott, Lucretia to Child, Henry T., 1868 8mo 10.
Box 4
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1 page. Dr. Henry T. Child was a Quaker and clerk of the Pennsylvania Peace Society. Lucretia Mott writes that she will be unable to attend the peace meeting next Sunday because she will be leaving home in a few days and will not return for several weeks.

Subjects: Quakers; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

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A00182162. Mott, Lucretia to Earle, Mary, Roadside, 1868 8mo 11.
Box 4
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Mary Hussey Earle. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott would like her cousin Mary to come visit so they can find out how she is doing.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182163. Mott, Lucretia to ?, 1868? 8mo 20?.
Box 4
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A00182164. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Orange, 1868 8mo 22.
Box 4
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott writes that she is saddened to hear of the death of "Grandmother Hunt." She describes her activities while staying with her daughter, Martha Mott Lord.

Subjects: Death; Farms; Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182165. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Orange, 1868 8mo 28.
Box 4
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott describes in harrowing detail the carriage accident which left several of her family members and Sarah McKim badly injured.

Subjects: Carriages and carts--Accidents; McKim, Sarah Allibone Speakman, 1813-1891; Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182166. Mott, Lucretia to Davis, Maria, 1868 8mo 28.
Box 4
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2 pages. Fragment. Lucretia Mott is staying with her daughter, Martha Mott Lord. She talks about Sarah McKim's and Martha Lord's injuries and Anna Lord's broken leg as a result of a carriage accident. Lucretia will be staying a few days longer to help care for the family.

Subjects: Carriages and carts--Accidents; McKim, Sarah Allibone Speakman, 1813-1891; Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182167. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, ?, 1868 11mo? ?.
Box 4
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2 pages. Fragment. Lucretia Mott describes her niece, Eliza Osborne's difficult journey to New York. She also mentions sewing some "carpet rags" sent by Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Subjects: Sewing; Osborne, Eliza B. Wright, 1830-1911

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A00182168. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1868 11mo 16.
Box 4
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia discusses a book written by her granddaughter, Anna Davis Hallowell; Lucretia and her family members do not give the book very good reviews. She writes about her recent activities and activities of family members, including Maria Hopper's planned trip to Europe with Martha and Henry Davis. She mentions that Maria Mott Davis would like to go to the women's rights convention in Boston but is unable due to her husband Edward's business.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Davis, Maria Mott

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Orange, 1868 12mo 3.
Box 4
Physical Description

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A00182169. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, ?, 1869? 1mo? ?.
Box 4
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2 pages. Fragment. Lucretia Mott writes about recent activities of family members and friends. She mentions going to the Green St. Freedmen's Meeting.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

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A00182170. Mott, Lucretia to Sermon, 1869 1mo 3.
Box 4
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4 pages. Printed in "The Bond of Peace." Titled, "Sermon by Lucretia Mott" and subtitled, "On the Religious Aspect of the Age." Delivered at the Race Street Friend's Meeting on Lucretia Mott's 76th birthday.

Subjects: Christianity; God; Priesthood; Society of Friends; Quakers--Doctrines; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Love, Alfred H. (Alfred Harry), 1830-1913; Peace; Indians of North America

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00182171. Mott, Lucretia to Dear all, Orange, 1869 2mo 1.
Box 4
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott writes that she has declined attending the "reception at Mrs. Winchester's" due to her waning strength and desire to avoid being "lionized," despite Susan B. Anthony begging her not to withdraw. She writes about visiting with Lucy Stone and her family and confirms that Stone has "no chance of reunion" with Susan B. Anthony after her alignment with George Francis Train. She wants to know if Anna H. has engaged a hall for the annual meeting of the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society.

Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893; Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182172. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1869 3mo 13.
Box 4
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes about her recent activities and the recent activities of family members and friends. In reference to Susan B. Anthony, she notes that "Edward D. doesn't approve such a linking with Train," referring to George Francis Train, but Lucretia believes "tis of little consequence."

Subjects: Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Train, George Francis, 1829-1904; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182173_LCM / A00182173_SBA. Anthony, Susan B. to Mott, Lucretia, 1869.
Box 4
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Item A00182173_LCM: 4 pages. Dated 1869-04-03.Written from Roadside. Partially written over a letter from Susan B. Anthony to Lucretia Mott (A00182173_SBA). Lucretia Mott writes that she is unsure whether or not she will go to Boston for the "the anniversary." She talks about her health and recent activities of family members and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Item A00182173_SBA: 2 pages. Dated 1869. Susan B. Anthony writes that Elizabeth Cady Stanton advised her to send Lucretia "a roll of the calls" and ask her to get Martha (likely Wright) or Mrs. Davis to "solicit good and short letters from good people she thinks worthy the honor of being asked." She writes that at the "Press dinner Saturday night," the women "were paying their own bills and the men's they invited too." Says, "Our equal rights machinery seems now all harmonious." She has urged Mrs. Moore and Miss Decker of Manchester, England to send delegates over (for the 1869 convention of the American Equal Rights Association).

Subjects: Women's rights; American Equal Rights Association; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

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A00182173. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha Coffin, Roadside, 1869-04-03; Anthony, Susan B. to Mott, Lucretia, New York, 1869.
Box 4
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A00182173_LCM: 4 pages. Dated 1869-04-03. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright. Written from Roadside. Partially written over a letter from Susan B. Anthony to Lucretia Mott (A00182173_SBA). Lucretia Mott writes that she is unsure whether or not she will go to Boston for the "the anniversary." She talks about her health and recent activities of family members and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182173_SBA: 2 pages. Dated 1869. Susan B. Anthony letter to Lucretia Mott . Susan B. Anthony writes that Elizabeth Cady Stanton advised her to send Lucretia "a roll of the calls" and ask her to get Martha (likely Wright) or Mrs. Davis to "solicit good and short letters from good people she thinks worthy the honor of being asked." She writes that at the "Press dinner Saturday night," the women "were paying their own bills and the men's they invited too." Says, "Our equal rights machinery seems now all harmonious." She has urged Mrs. Moore and Miss Decker of Manchester, England to send delegates over (for the 1869 convention of the American Equal Rights Association).

Subjects: Women's rights; American Equal Rights Association; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

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A00182174. Mott, Lucretia to Shoemaker, F., Roadside, 1869 4mo 21.
Box 4
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2 pages. Sent from Roadside. A photograph of Lucretia Mott with a note thanking Mr. Shoemaker for the letters which she has read with interest.

Subjects: Photographs; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182175. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, 1869 4mo 23.
Box 4
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord. Lucretia Mott writes about her recent activities, primarily work around her house, and recent activities of several family members and friends, including Sarah Pugh. She mentions finding "a nice colored man whitewasher" who did their parlor and library.

Subjects: Dwellings--Maintenance and repair; African Americans--Employment; Pugh, Sarah, 1800-1884

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00182176. Shrigley, James to Mott, Lucretia, Philadelphia, 1869 4mo 28.
Box 4
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2 pages. James Shrigley was a Universalist minister and a librarian with the Pennsylvania Historical Society. It is a form letter thanking Lucretia Mott for her donation of 18 books, 105 pamphlets, and 10 broadsides to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. A note on the back indicates that the donations were about antislavery.

Subjects: Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Antislavery movements in literature; Gifts; Book donations; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00182177. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1869 5mo 5.
Box 4
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Likely written to Martha Coffin Wright but possibly written to Martha Mott Lord. Lucretia Mott writes about "Henry" selling his house and recent activities of family members and friends. She writes, "Do not be so severe on Susan B.A. She hadn't a thing to do with Anna C. Field coming on for me." Partially written over a letter from Charlotte L. Peirce to Lucretia Mott inviting her to visit.

Subjects: House selling; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182178_LCM / A00182178_EP. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, 1869 5mo 28.
Box 4
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A00182178_LCM: 3 pages. Dated 1869-05-28. Lucretia Mott writes about recent activities of family and friends. She writes, "I can dress myself now, and hope not to need much more waiting on." Maria Mott Davis writes that her mother is "looking much better" and discusses friends and family. Written over a letter from Edward Parrish and Edith A. Atlee, which is cataloged separately as A00182178_EP.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Davis, Maria Mott

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

A00182178_EP: 1 page. Dated 1868-12. Lucretia Mott and Maria Mott Davis wrote over this letter; their letters are cataloged separately as A00182178_LCM. The letter reports that the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College has determined that they need $70,000 in order to open the school by October 1869. They are asking each stockholder to contribute $10 "for every share of stock he or she has already subscribed."

Subjects: Swarthmore College; Stockholders

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Philadelphia, 1869 5mo 28.
Box 4
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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1869 6mo 5.
Box 4
Physical Description

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A00182179. Mott, Lucretia to Anthony, Susan B., Roadside, 1869 6mo 6.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

1 page. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes of learning about Ernestine L. Rose's plans to go to Europe. She praises Rose's "out-spoken radicalism," and "forbearance toward the ignorant criminal and wrong doer - as well as wrong thinker." She also notes that she was always attracted to her lectures and their "candor in unpopular heterodoxy."

Subjects: Rose, Ernestine L. (Ernestine Louise), 1810-1892; Women's rights

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182180. Mott, Lucretia to Family, Roadside, 1869 6mo 23.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes about recent activities of family members and friends, including Sarah Pugh and Mary Grew. She also talks about several friends who have died recently and mentions that her daughter Anna Hopper has consented to be one of the managers of Swarthmore College after Hannah Haydock begged her.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Death; Swarthmore College R

elevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to My Dears, Orange, 1869 6mo 27.
Box 4
Physical Description

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Dears, Orange, 1869 6mo 29.
Box 4
Physical Description

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1869 7mo 12.
Box 4
Physical Description

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A00182181. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1869 7mo 16.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord and Anna Coffin Temple Brown. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes about different family members who are travelling around the county. She discusses Swarthmore College, to which there have already been 60 applicants, writes that the South is turning "upon the poor Chinese," and states that "we ought to hail all newcomers to our vast country." Includes a sketch made by Thomas Parrish (1847-1899).

Subjects: Swarthmore College; Immigrants; Drawings

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1869 7mo 18.
Box 4
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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to ?, Roadside, 1869 7mo 26.
Box 4
Physical Description

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A00182182. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1869 8mo 13.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes about recent activities of family members and friends and asks if George Lord will take a share of Swarthmore College. Subjects: Personal correspondence; Swarthmore College Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182183. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1869 8mo 23.
Box 4
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes that her grandson William Morris Davis is heading home from his excursion out West and has had "no bad treatment from the Indians." She discusses the sudden death of Professor Cleveland and mentions having Susan B. Anthony over recently for a visit.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Davis, William Morris, 1850-1934; Cleveland, Charles Dexter, 1802-1869

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182184. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1869 9mo 2.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord; Annie Heacock letter to Lucretia Mott. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes about the passing of Gertrude Burleigh after a lengthy illness. Written over a letter from Annie Heacock to Lucretia Mott dated August 4th, 1869. Heacock invites Mott to speak at Abington Meeting.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Burleigh, Gertrude Kimber; Death; Quakers

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182185. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Nantucket, 1869 9mo 9.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright. Lucretia Mott has gone to Nantucket after the death of her cousin, Nathaniel Barney. She talks about Lucy Stone's work on a "proposed National Society." She mentions going to a church where Robert Collyer was to speak, but he didn't come, so Lucretia gave an impromptu service. A letter from Alanson Swain to Edward Hopper (scanned as A00182594) was sent with this letter.

Subjects: Barney, Nathaniel; Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893

Relevant locations: Nantucket (Mass.)

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A00182186. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1869 9mo 12.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott has returned home from a visit to Nantucket and talks about the Nantucket relatives she visited with.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Travel

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); Nantucket (Mass.)

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A00182187. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Roadside, 1869 9mo 23.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes to her sister Martha Wright about recent activities of family members and friends. She has learned that one of Martha's housekeepers stole from Martha, and says she does not "believe it is the Irish nature" but rather "exceptional cases." Lucretia notes that they "must not turn from such pioneers as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony" and defends their newspaper, "The Revolution," while alluding to the current divisions within the suffrage movement caused by Stanton and Anthony's alignment with George Francis Train.

Subjects: Household employees; Employee theft; Irish Americans; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Train, George Francis, 1829-1904; Women--Suffrage; Newspapers

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182188. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Philadelphia, 1869 10mo 21.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright; Rebecca Bunker Neall letter to "Cousin Edward". Lucretia Mott expresses objections to her sister Martha's habit of self-depreciation and notes her own appreciation of Martha's comments on Lucy Stone's "attempt to ignore our pioneers - Stanton and Anthony." Lucretia also discusses recent activities of several family members and mentions that she is considering selling Roadside and moving into a smaller home. Partly written over a letter from Rebecca Bunker Neall to "Cousin Edward," in which she discusses visiting Roadside with her friend Abigail Woolman.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Women--Suffrage; Swarthmore College

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to My Dears, Philadelphia, 1869 11mo 13.
Box 4
Physical Description

2 C

Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1869 11mo 26.
Box 4
Physical Description

4 C

A00182190. Mott, Lucretia to Friend and Fellow Laborer, 1869 12mo.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

1 page. American Anti-Slavery Society circular. The circular is an appeal for donations for the American Anti-Slavery Society's work in support of ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment, which would guarantee black men the right to vote.

Subjects: American Anti-Slavery Society; Slaves--Emancipation; Constitutional amendments; African Americans--Suffrage

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A00182189. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, M., 1869 12mo.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to her daughter; Maria Mott Davis letter to Lucretia Mott. Possibly to Martha Mott Lord; may be a fragment of a longer letter. Lucretia Mott writes to her daughter about a recent lecture given by Susan B. Anthony which received much applause and praise. Partly written over a letter from Maria Mott Davis to Lucretia, in which Davis tells her mother that she has accepted an offer to dine with her brother Thomas Mott.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906

Physical Description

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1869 12mo 5.
Box 4
Physical Description

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A00182191. Mott, Lucretia to Price, Lydia H., Roadside, 1869 12mo 25.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott answers Lydia Price's questions about writing to Queen Victoria, speaks of her own frustration with sectarianism, and gives other advice.

Subjects: Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901; Society of Friends; Quakers

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); West Chester (Pa.)

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A00182192. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1869 12mo 31.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott talks about recent activities of family and friends. She discusses Anna Davis Hallowell's depression and her parents' efforts to keep it secret; in her opinion it is "a mistaken idea that mental disturbances must not be spoken of and treated as other ills." She talks about going to the wedding of William Still's daughter to a man who was formerly enslaved (William Still was an abolitionist whose parents had formerly been enslaved). Many prominent abolitionists were at the wedding, including Robert Purvis, Passmore Williamson, and Mary Grew.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Depression, Mental; Mental illness; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Still, William, 1821-1902; Weddings; Charity

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182595. Lucretia Mott letter to her sister, approximately 1869-1875.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Likely to Martha Coffin Wright. Partially written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott talks about visiting with friends and family, including Sarah Pugh and Charlotte Forten. She mentions going to a "meeting with colored people" and one with the managers meeting of Swarthmore, and she describes a planned "cruelty to animals" fair. Mott also criticizes The Nation (a weekly magazine) for a factual error and describes a confrontation with Charles Sumner.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Women's rights; Godkin, Edwin Lawrence, 1831-1902; Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Women social reformers

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182193. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha C., 1870 1mo 30.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright; George Trask letter to Lucretia Mott. Lucretia Mott writes that she sent George Trask "$5 for anti-tobacco slips." Lucretia appears to be staying with her daughter, Martha Mott Lord. Partly written over a letter from George Trask to Lucretia Mott asking her to read an enclosed circular and to pray for him.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Trask, George, 1798-1875

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A00182194. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1870 2mo 2.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord; Martha Mellor letter to Lucretia Mott. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes about recent activities of several family members. Appears to be written over a letter from Martha Mellor to Lucretia Mott, but since Mellor's letter is dated 1872-01-15, it is unclear whether someone wrote a date wrong or if the Mellor letter was instead written over Lucretia's letter.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Society of Friends; Quakers

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1870 2mo 4.
Box 4
Physical Description

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A00182195. Mott, Lucretia to Family, Roadside, 1870 3mo 24.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes about recent activities of several family members. She is alone at home and misses her recently-deceased husband, James Mott. She notes, "The Revolution and Woman's Journal too may improve their paper by more on other phases of woman's rights and urging all to prepare to enter the avenues now opening for woman."

Subjects: Little women (Alcott, Louisa May); Bereavement; Women's rights; Periodicals

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182196. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1870 3mo 29.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord; Joseph Dugdale letter to Lucretia Mott. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott talks about the recent activities and health of several family members. She mentions going to a well-attended meeting where Mary Grew gave an excellent speech. Written over an undated letter from Joseph Dugdale to Lucretia Mott.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916; Grew, Mary, 1813-1896; Women orators

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182197. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Orange, 1870 4mo 7.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright. Lucretia Mott discusses the "reconciliation meeting" called by Theodore Tilton which involved representatives from the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association (the two organizations formed when the American Equal Rights Association split in 1869). She writes "several proposals made - none of which acceded to," and she states that Martha Lord and Anna Coffin Temple Brown were inclined to the Boston side (the AWSA). Mott expresses disappointment in the meeting and writes of her intent to never join another organization.

Subjects: National Woman Suffrage Association (U.S.); American Woman Suffrage Association; Women's rights; Women--Suffrage; Pillsbury, Parker, 1809-1898; Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874; Finance, Personal; Brown, Anna Coffin Temple; Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182198. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Philadelphia, 1870 5mo 12.
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord. Lucretia Mott writes that they had "an encouraging meeting" for Swarthmore College and raised $2,000 which will go towards "paying the debt hanging over us." They still need to furnish the other rooms and fill up the school. She also talks about going to a Freedman's Meeting and a Peace Meeting.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Swarthmore College

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00182199. Mott, Lucretia to Family, Roadside, 1870 5mo 17.
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2 pages. Possibly a fragment. Likely written to Martha Mott Lord. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses recent activities of her family members and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; House selling

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Roadside family, 1870 5mo 23.
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2 pages. Fragment. Date and location are inferred based on records of Lucretia Mott's travels. She writes that she and Sojourner Truth spoke at a meeting at the Young Men's Christian Union Hall, and Truth is "going to labor with the colored people of Jersey." Partially written over a mailer seeking donations towards the cause of the abolition of capital punishment.

Subjects: Truth, Sojourner, 1799-1883; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Women orators; Antislavery movements

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182200. Mott, Lucretia to Family, West Medford, 1870 6mo 2.
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A00182200_LCM: 4 pages. Dated 1870-06-02. Lucretia Mott letter(s). Appears to be at least two different letters or one letter written over a long span of time. On the first page she discusses visiting with friends in Massachusetts, including Charles Burleigh and John Greenleaf Whittier. On the rest of the pages she talks about visiting with family and friends in Pennsylvania. Partially written over an invitation from Lucy Stone to Lucretia Mott dated 1870-04-24 (catalogued separately as A00182200_LS).

Subjects: Personal correspondence; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874

Relevant locations: West Medford (Mass.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

A00182200_LS: 1 page. Dated 1870-04-24. Lucy Stone letter to Lucretia Mott. Lucy Stone invites Lucretia to the meeting of the American Woman Suffrage Association on May 10th. Lucretia Mott wrote over this invitation in her letter dated 1870-06-02 (catalogued separately as A00182200_LCM).

Subjects: American Woman Suffrage Association

Relevant locations: Boston (Mass.)

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A00182251. Mott, Lucretia to Family, Philadelphia, 1870 6mo 4.
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to her daughter and sister. Likely to Martha Mott Lord and Martha Coffin Wright. Lucretia Mott writes about visiting with different family members. She also talks about several friends and acquaintances who have recently passed away.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Death; Davis, Maria Mott

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00182252. Mott, Lucretia to Family, Roadside, 1870 6mo 20.
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5 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to family in Orange and Auburn. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott talks about her recent activities and those of family and friends. A letter from a cousin to Lucretia Mott dated 1870-06-05, is on the back of the final page (scanned as A00182596).

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182254. Mott, Lucretia to Davis, Edward M., Roadside, 1870 6mo 24.
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Edward M. Davis. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses recent activities of herself, family members, and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182255. Mott, Lucretia to Hopper, Anna, Orange, 1870 6mo 27.
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Anna Mott Hopper. Lucretia Mott discusses recent activities of herself, family members, and friends, including James Miller McKim.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182256. Mott, Lucretia to Davis, Maria, Orange, 1870 6mo 29.
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Maria Mott Davis. Lucretia Mott discusses recent activities of herself, family members, and friends, including James Miller McKim. Partially written over a fragment of an undated letter from an unknown writer to an unknown recipient.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182257. Mott, Lucretia to Hopper, Anna Medford, MA, 1870 7mo 5.
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Anna Mott Hopper. Lucretia Mott discusses recent activities of family members and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182258. Mott, Lucretia to Mott, Marianna, Orange, 1870 7mo 7.
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Marianna Pelham Mott. Lucretia Mott discusses recent activities of family members and friends. She recommends reading Chadwick's sermon in the Liberal Christian. She also talks about news in the "religious world," including the new translation of the Bible and the use of the Bible in schools.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Christianity; Missionaries

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182259. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Orange, 1870 7mo 8.
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright. Lucretia Mott discusses recent activities of family members and friends. She wonders how Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton feel about the "kindly mention" of "The Revolution" in the new "Standard."

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Periodicals

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182260. Channing, William Henry to Pugh, Sarah, New York, 1870 7mo 15.
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4 pages. William Henry Channing thanks Sarah Pugh for the photographs of Lucretia Mott and discusses his fondness for Lucretia and her teachings. He also talks about his opposition to the Franco-Prussian war.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871)

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

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A00182261. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1870 7mo 16.
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes that she has been invited by Paulina Wright Davis to the Second Decade Convention in Philadelphia, but she feels she cannot go. She alludes to the tensions between the Boston suffragists and the New York suffragists and feels that Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton would "do well to confine themselves to lecturing and holding independent conventions where they can be got up well - and let Boston do all the good it can with the able speakers and excellent Journal." She also mentions a "marriage and divorce law" that is "undergoing severe review."

Subjects: Women's rights; Women--Suffrage; Davis, Paulina W., 1813-1876; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893; Grew, Mary, 1813-1896; Woman's journal (Boston, Mass. : 1870); Women social reformers

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182262. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1870 7mo 22.
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott talks about recent activities of family and friends. She briefly discusses articles in "The Nation" and "The Standard."

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Periodicals

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182263. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1870 10mo 8.
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5 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott expresses her desire to have all her loved ones around her for her remaining days. She mentions that she will be going to "the Children's Colored Home" and the "Aged Colored House."

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Swarthmore College

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182264. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1870 10mo 15.
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott is going to the Second Decade Convention in New York (which was held to celebrate twenty years of the woman suffrage movement). She is very glad that Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton will be there. Partially written over an undated letter from an unclear sender to an unclear recipient.

Subjects: Women's rights; Women--Suffrage; Davis, Paulina W., 1813-1876; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182265. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Orange, 1870 10mo 27.
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright. Partially written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott talks about visiting with family. She talks about some periodicals, expressing distaste over "that hateful Nation mistaking Julia Ward Howe's Peace Meeting for the acts of our Convention." They have a circular out advertising an "anniversary" at the Women's Rights Assembly Building.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Periodicals; Women's rights

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.); Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182266. Pugh, T.B. to Mott, Lucretia, Philadelphia, 1870 11mo 28.
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2 pages. Thomas Burnett Pugh letter to Lucretia Mott; Lucretia Mott letter. Thomas Burnett Pugh (1829-1884) was an abolitionist, publisher and bookseller, and lecture manager. At the behest of Susan B. Anthony, Pugh requests that Lucretia Mott present Anthony to the audience at her lecture on December 12th. The reverse of the letter has a fragment of a Lucretia Mott letter of an unknown date to an unknown recipient in which she discusses her activities around the home and news about family members and friends. She also expresses her desire to have Elizabeth Cady Stanton write out her views on marriage and divorce "so as to disabuse those who hear and read all the...things said of her."

Subjects: Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Lectures and lecturing; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Women orators

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00182267. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1870 12mo 19.
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter Martha Mott Lord; S. W. Hallowell letter to Lucretia Mott. Written from Roadside. Recipient inferred. Possibly a fragment. Lucretia Mott writes about preparing for Christmas and provides updates about several family members and friends. Isaac (possibly Hopper) and his friends performed a play to benefit the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Lucretia talks about giving gifts to those in need and says it is "not alms, but justice to the wronged." Partially written over an undated letter from S. W. Hallowell to "aunt Lucretia," informing her of the death of Sam, likely Samuel Haydock (1844-1870), whose passing Lucretia references in her letter.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Christmas; Charity

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182268. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Orange, 1870 12mo 29.
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright . Possibly a fragment. Lucretia Mott talks about spending Christmas at the home of Martha and George Lord, including discussing Christmas dinner in detail. She complains about Edwin Godkin and The Nation but says she can't withdraw her subscription because Maria likes to read the literary reviews. She also mentions that "fine women in England are laboring against the Contagious Diseases Act." She discusses attending a Peace Conference in New York where she felt the speeches were too sentimental.

Subjects: Christmas; Godkin, Edwin Lawrence, 1831-1902; Periodicals

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182269. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1871 1mo 9.
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord; Elizabeth Morris Invitation. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott talks about her recent activities and recent activities of family members and friends. Edward Davis is going with Robert Purvis to the Colored Convention in Washington and will then stay for the Women's Convention and assist Mrs. Hooker (Isabella Beecher Hooker). Partially written over a printed invitation from Elizabeth Morris to attend the general meeting of the women's branch of the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; Congresses and conventions

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182272. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1871 1mo 10.
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott gives a report of a lecture given by Susan B. Anthony. She fears the upcoming Women's Convention in Washington will be a failure because Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony will not be there. She discusses periodicals including "The Nation," the "Standard," "The Revolution," and the "Woman's Journal." She mentions Swarthmore College and her inclination that "that institution promises success." A portion of the letter has been cut out and removed.

Subjects: Periodicals; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; National Woman Suffrage Association (U.S.); Swarthmore College

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182270. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1871 1mo 16.
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott relays what she heard from Edward Davis about Susan B. Anthony and Victoria Woodhull speaking before the Judiciary Committee in Washington and about the Colored Convention and the Women's Convention. She also writes about her recent activities and recent activities of family and friends. She discusses a book written by and sent to her by William H. Furness.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927; Furness, William Henry, 1802-1896; Congresses and conventions

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182271. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1871 1mo 20.
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord; Paulina W. Davis invitation. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott is pleased that Martha and George Lord are planning a visit to Roadside next week. She discusses recent activities of family and friends, and very briefly talks about the recent Women's Convention in Washington and Isabella Beecher Hooker. Partially written over a printed invitation to the "Woman Suffrage Celebration" in New York from Paulina W. Davis.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Quakers; Hooker, Isabella Beecher, 1822-1907; Davis, Paulina W., 1813-1876

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1871 1mo 22.
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A00182274. Peirce, Charlotte L. to Mott, Lucretia, Bristol, 1871 1mo 22.
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord; Charlotte L. Peirce letter to Lucretia Mott. Written from Roadside. Possibly a fragment. Lucretia Mott writes that she had Paulina Davis and Sarah Pugh over, and they told her about the Washington Meeting. Davis and Isabella Beecher Hooker are seeking signers of their petition to the Judiciary Committee to give women the right to vote. They asked if Martha Wright will go to Albany to get signers, and Lucretia lists people in Philadelphia she thinks they could get to sign. She discusses recent activities of family and friends; Martha Wright is suffering from rheumatism. Briefly talks about a meeting and mentions Victoria Claflin Woodhull. Partially written over a letter from Charlotte L. Peirce to Lucretia Mott in which she recalls going to the Seneca Falls Convention, and she alludes to the current divisions within the woman suffrage movement but feels that "our aim is the same, what matter if we all do not all choose the same means to accomplish it?"

Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Women social reformers; Petitions; Davis, Paulina W., 1813-1876; Pugh, Sarah, 1800-1884; Hooker, Isabella Beecher, 1822-1907; Wright, Martha Coffin, 1806-1875; Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927; Woman's Rights Convention (1848 : Seneca Falls, N.Y.)

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182273. Mott, Lucretia to Child, Henry T., Roadside, 1871 1mo 30.
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2 pages. Written from Roadside. Dr. Henry T. Child was a Quaker and clerk of the Pennsylvania Peace Society. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes that she hopes to be at the committee meeting on 4th day. She regrets that she is unable to write down "the anecdote" because she cannot remember what she said, but she thinks the "Standard" may have made a report of her talk.

Subjects: Speeches

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182275. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1871 2mo 26.
Box 4
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright . Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott talks about recent visitors she has had, including Margaret Lucas and Sarah Pugh, who gave an account of their Washington visit. Lucas told her of Victoria Claflin Woodhull's speech. Lucretia has read some English papers which gave "fine reports of the women's work in England."

Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Women social reformers; Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Roadside, 1871 3mo 21.
Box 4
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A00182276. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1871 4mo 6.
Box 4
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses recent news concerning family and friends. She talks about the construction of Martha and George Lord's home. She describes going to Swarthmore for an event where the "Treaty-Penn picture" was presented by George Truman, Clarkson Taylor, and Professor Magill. Some Orthodox Quakers and Martha Wright were at Swarthmore for the event. Partially written over a letter dated March 19, 1871, to "Edward," likely Edward Hopper or Edward M. Davis; the signature is hard to make out.

Subjects: House construction; Lord, George, 1830-1880; Quakers; Swarthmore College; Wright, Martha Coffin, 1806-1875

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1871 4mo 13.
Box 4
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A00182278. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Orange, 1871 4mo 28.
Box 4
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright. Possibly a fragment. Lucretia Mott lists several upcoming meetings that she is planning to attend and mentions her interest in attending the Radical Unitarian's meeting. She discusses several recent visitors, including John P. Hale. She provides an update about the home being built for Martha and George Lord.

Subjects: Hale, John P. (John Parker), 1806-1873; House construction; Unitarians

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182277. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, C., 1871 4mo 28.
Box 4
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3 pages. Fragment. Likely written to Martha Coffin Wright, and possibly a continuation of the letter from Lucretia Mott to Martha Coffin Wright dated April 28, 1871 (A00182278). Lucretia writes about "young Tucker's wife" giving birth to triplets. She notes that "Eliza's letters have all been read with great entertainment, especially her talk with Brigham." Written on the reverse of a printed advertisement for "The Fifth Anniversary of the Universal Peace Union" to be held on May 10, 1871 in New York. Lucretia Mott is listed as one of the speakers at the event, among others.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Triplets

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A00182279. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Orange, 1871 5mo 4.
Box 4
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright. Possibly a fragment. Lucretia Mott discusses her "economy" in writing her letters over other's letters, stating that she is "giving others the benefit of them, rather than make lamplighters of them." She sent half a dozen "photos and autos" to the California Women's Rights Society. She references the recent split within the suffrage movement, writing that "indeed there seems to be rather a disposition to quit fighting and try to unite again" as long as Victoria Woodhull and Cosmo-Politico don't "make another bone of contention." In reference to Victoria Woodhull, she writes that James Miller McKim thought the idea of her running for President "was enough to stamp her with George Francis Train."

Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Women's rights; American Woman Suffrage Association; National Woman Suffrage Association (U.S.); Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927; Women political candidates; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182281. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1871 5mo 18.
Box 4
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord; Thomas Mellor letter to Lucretia Mott. Written in part from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes that Martha Wright is too ill to go to Boston, and she thinks she will not go either. She talks about her own health and says she feels strong. She writes that "the Woodhull or Claflin case in court" came off better than feared. Susan B. Anthony "has started for California - out of the way of all the flings and reflections - and some say E. C. Stanton has gone too." Partially written over a letter from Thomas Mellor to Lucretia Mott (dated March 29, 1871) declining an invitation to dine with Lucretia.

Subjects: Wright, Martha Coffin, 1806-1875; Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927; Women--Suffrage

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00182280. Mott, Lucretia to Family, Roadside, 1871 5mo 22.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott has just returned from Yearly Meeting, and she notes that Margaret Bright Lucas "thought us far more alive than the Orthodox." She discusses recent events and news concerning family and friends. She visited Sarah Pugh who was "troubled by all the fuss made by the 'Tribune's' free love charges against Mrs. Woodhull."

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955); Quakers; Pugh, Sarah, 1800-1884; Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927; Women political candidates; Women--Suffrage

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182282. Webb, Richard Davis to Hallowell, Anna Davis, Dublin, 1871 6mo 3.
Box 4
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3 pages. Richard D. Webb was an Irish Quaker active in the antislavery movement. Webb invites Hallowell to stay with him in Dublin on her way back to America from London, and he lists the sights to see in Ireland. He references his "American accident" which he indicates is keeping him from going to London for Yearly Meeting and visiting with her.

Subjects: Ireland; Great Britain; Periodicals; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Webb, Richard Davis, 1805-1872; Quakers

Relevant locations: Dublin (Ireland)

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A00182284. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Orange, 1871 6mo 6.
Box 4
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3 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright; Adeline Bryant letter to Lucretia Mott. Partially written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott recounts her trip to Boston with Maria Mott Davis, where they attended two meetings each day and visited with Lucy Stone, Julia Ward Howe, and others. She talks about a meeting of the Boston Radical Club which she attended with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and others. She discusses being the "almost the only opponent" of the "New Y. Resolution," which was passed at the meeting of the New England Woman Suffrage Association. She also mentions going to the Progressive Meeting at Longwood after returning home. Partially written over a letter dated May 18, 1871 from Adeline Bryant to Lucretia Mott inviting her to speak at a convention to be held by the Boston Eight Hour League on May 31st. She writes that she knows Lucretia is sympathetic to the movement.

Subjects: Radical Club (Boston, Mass.); Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882; New England Woman's Suffrage Association (Boston, Mass.); Women--Suffrage; Women's rights; Eight-hour movement

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.); Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182285. Mill, John Stuart to Hallowell, Anna Davis, Kent, 1871 6mo 7.
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2 pages. John Stuart Mill was a British philosopher, political economist, and civil servant. He thanks Hallowell, who had been visiting London, for the messages and book she brought him from "Mrs. Mott."

Subjects: Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Blackheath (London, England)

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A00182286. Amberley, Kate to Hallowell, Anna Davis, Chepstow, 1871 6mo 8.
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4 pages. Lady Katharine Amberley was a British suffragist and an early advocate of birth control in the United Kingdom. She has just received Mrs. Mott's letter from her sister, Lady Rosalind Howard, Countess of Carlisle, and regrets that she is not in London to see Hallowell. She asks Hallowell to keep her apprised of her plans and to let her know if she can "be of any use" to her.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Amberley, Katharine Louisa Stanley Russell, viscountess, 1842-1874; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-

Relevant locations: Chepstow (Wales)

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A00182287. Webb, Emily to Hallowell, Anna Davis, London, 1871 6mo 9.
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2 pages. Emily Webb writes that her uncle, Richard Webb, asked that she help put Hallowell "in the way of attending a Friends Meeting in London." She recommends a Meeting for Hallowell to attend and apologizes for not being able to meet her before Webb leaves London.

Subjects: Quakers; Society of Friends; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Webb, Richard Davis, 1805-1872

Relevant locations: London (England)

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A00182288. Martin, Rachel Cutler to Mott, Lucretia, 1871 6mo 19.
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4 pages. Rachel Cutler Martin writes that they have obtained a charter for a Free Medical College for women in the city of New York and asks Lucretia to make a donation to the college. Page four is a note addressed to Anna Davis Hallowell dated March 15, 1883.

Subjects: Women--Education; Universities and colleges; Gifts

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

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A00182289. Hick, George H. to Mott, Lucretia, New York, 1871 6mo 24.
Box 4
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1 page. Written on "Good Samaritans and Daughters of Samaria" stationary. Hick writes that the Good Samaritans will be founding a "Home for female children of intemperate parents" and extends an offer for Lucretia to be on the Board of Managers of the Home.

Subjects: Independent Order of Good Samaritans and Daughters of Samaria of the United States of America; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Temperance

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

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A00182290. Mott, Lucretia to Speakman, Priscilla, Philadelphia, 1871 7mo 3.
Box 4
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1 page. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes a brief note accompanying a photograph sent upon the request of her daughter, Anna Mott Hopper.

Subjects: Photographs

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182291. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1871 7mo 14.
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2 pages. Fragment. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord; J. Emma Griffing letter to Lucretia Mott. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes about recent news and events concerning family and friends. She lists several people who have recently died. Partially written over a letter from J. Emma Griffing, likely the daughter of Josephine S. Griffing, to Lucretia Mott enclosing "Mrs. Senator Stearns' article.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Death

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182292. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1871 7mo 17.
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes about recent news and events concerning family and friends. She mentions receiving a letter from Victoria Woodhull. In reference to an "Edward," she writes, "It was real shrewd for him to reserve the gift for Harriet Tubman for a more convenient season." She asks Martha Wright to encourage Elizabeth Cady Stanton to send her children to Swarthmore. She also briefly discusses the case of the "poor murderer Laura Fair."

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Tubman, Harriet, 1822-1913; Fair, Laura D., 1837-1919; Capital punishment; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Swarthmore College

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182293. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1871 8mo 1.
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord; Anna Caroline Mott letter to Lucretia Mott. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes about recent news and events concerning family and friends. She talks about attending a funeral, but it is unclear whose funeral it was. Partially written over a letter dated July 27, 1871 from Anna (Cannie) Caroline Mott to Lucretia Mott, inviting Lucretia Mott, Martha Lord, and George Lord to visit her and her family while they are in New York.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Death; Funeral rites and ceremonies

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182294. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1871 8mo 4.
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes about recent news and events concerning family and friends. She mentions that Thomas' son is out of the asylum but is still not well.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182295. Butler, Josephine E. to Hallowell, Anna Davis, Loch Maree, 1871 8mo 10.
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1 page. Josephine Butler thanks Hallowell for the "pamphlet of Mrs. Lucretia Mott," which she plans to read with great pleasure.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Pamphlets

Relevant locations: Wester Ross (Scotland)

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A00182296. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Mt. Holly, 1871 8mo 28.
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright. Lucretia Mott recounts her recent travels and discusses news concerning family and friends. Briefly mentions the train accident that William Lloyd Garrison Jr. was involved in.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Garrison, William Lloyd, Jr., 1838-1909

Relevant locations: Mount Holly (N.J.); Orange (N.J.)

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A00182297. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha Mott, approximately 1870-1873.
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2 pages. Fragment. Likely written to Martha Mott Lord. Lucretia Mott discusses attending the ceremony for the laying of the cornerstone of the Home for Aged and Infirm Colored Persons. She describes it as "Stephen Smith's noble edifice" and mentions his donation of $25,000. She then details the illness and death of someone named "Anna," who seems to be a cousin of Lucretia. Partially written over a short note from James Miller McKim (the recipient is unclear).

Subjects: Home for Aged and Infirm Colored Persons (Philadelphia, Pa.); Death

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A00182298. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha Coffin, 1871-1872.
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2 pages. Fragment. Likely written to Martha Coffin Wright. Lucretia Mott shares news concerning family and friends, including the recent health problems of Ann Preston. She mentions Charles Dickens and recommends an article by Longfellow on Theism. She mentions that she is upset to hear that William Lloyd Garrison Jr. is suing the railroad company after being involved in a train wreck.

Subjects: Preston, Ann, 1813-1872; Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Garrison, William Lloyd, Orange, 1871 9mo 1.
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A00182299. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Manhassett, 1871 9mo 9.
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott shares news and discusses recent events involving family and friends, including visiting with Richard Mott and his daughter Anna Caroline "Cannie" Mott. She talks about William Lloyd Garrison Jr.'s recovery from the train crash he was involved in and the death of Lindley Moore.

Subjects: Mott, Richard, 1804-1888; Moore, Lindley M. (Lindley Murray), 1788-1871; Garrison, William Lloyd, Jr., 1838-1909

Relevant locations: Nantucket (Mass.)

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A00182300. Mott, Lucretia to Family, Roadside, 1871 9mo 20.
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4 pages. Likely addressed to Martha Mott Lord. Possibly a fragment. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott shares recent news and discusses recent events involving family and friends. She reports the death of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's mother. She says she "would have liked to hear Mr. Rouse's talk on suffrage." She also details her recent health issues.

Subjects: Indigestion; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182301. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Philadelphia, 1871 9mo 27.
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2 pages. Likely a fragment. Lucretia Mott describes recent events and news, including the fact that William Lloyd Garrison Jr. is now home after suffering serious injuries in a train crash.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Hopper, Anna Mott, 1812-1874; Garrison, William Lloyd, Jr., 1838-1909

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00182302. Mott, Lucretia to Family, Roadside, 1871 10mo 30.
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott shares news of family and friends and discusses the health issues of Marianna Mott. She mourns the recent death of Clarkson Taylor. She plans to show Elizabeth Cady Stanton's letters to Margaret Bright Lucas, whom she expects to have over for a visit in a few days. She writes of her "resolve to take no further part with the Boston Clique," but says she may go to the great meeting to be held in November, even though a letter in "the Journal" raised her indignation. She also mentions Tilton's praise of Victoria, likely Victoria Claflin Woodhull.

Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Mott, Marianna Pelham, 1825-1872; Lucas, Margaret Bright, 1818-1890; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Cutler, H. M. Tracy (Hannah Maria Tracy), 1815-1896; Woman's journal (Boston, Mass. : 1870)

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182303. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Philadelphia, 1871 11mo 24.
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord. Lucretia Mott writes that she has been attending three days of suffrage and peace meetings. She felt the meetings were interesting with good speakers, so she felt no need to speak herself. Speakers included Edward Davis, H. Tracy Cutler, and Julia Ward Howe. Mott also shares recent news concerning family and friends, including that Charles Hale passed several days with Anna and Edward Hopper.

Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Peace movements; Cutler, H. M. Tracy (Hannah Maria Tracy), 1815-1896; Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; Hale, Charles, 1831-1882; Women orators

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00182304. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1871 12mo 2.
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8 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord and Martha Coffin Wright; Oscar Clute letter to Lucretia Mott. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott shares recent news with Martha Lord and writes that, due to all of her charitable donations, they have "agreed to let xmas and birthdays slide this year." She recently met with Alfred Love and other "Peace advocates" at Plymouth Meetinghouse. She writes that "conservatism is becoming radical" and "Miller [McKim] is becoming conservative." Lucretia writes to Martha Wright about sending photos and autographs to various groups who request them. She also discusses the Boston Club meeting. The letter to Martha Lord is partially written over a letter from Oscar Clute to Lucretia Mott; he lists several upcoming suffrage meetings that he hopes Lucretia will be able to attend.

Subjects: Christmas; Love, Alfred H. (Alfred Harry), 1830-1913; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874; Vaccines; Swarthmore College; Autographs; Women--Suffrage; Peace movements

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); Vineland (N.J.)

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A00182305. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1871 12mo 15.
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott shares recent news about herself and family members. She writes that smallpox has been reported in Camptown, but she believes "the disease is decreasing." She discusses the possibility of Martha Wright going to a meeting in Washington and says they should not leave all the work to the Boston Society. She briefly discusses the 15th Amendment and criticizes C. C. Burleigh's position on it. She recently attended an annual meeting of a women's rights organization, where they discussed marriage and the rights of wives. She briefly mentions the Woman's Indian Aid Society.

Subjects: Smallpox; Wine and wine making; Women--Suffrage; Women's rights; Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; Grew, Mary, 1813-1896; Constitutional amendments; Burleigh, Charles C. (Charles Calistus), 1810-1878; Marriage; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910; Indians of North America

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182306. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1871 12mo 23.
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses her charitable contributions for Christmas. Her time is filled with holiday gatherings, suffrage meetings, committee meetings, etc. The back of the letter has drawings and a what appears to be a scorecard, which Lucretia describes as "defaced with Joe R's help in their plays."

Subjects: Christmas; Charity; Women--Suffrage

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182308. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1871 12mo 24.
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14 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright; H. M. Laing letter; C. L. Farrington letter to Lucretia Mott. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott shares news about family members and lists the items she is donating for Christmas. She recommends John Weiss's book, "American Religion" and notes that Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony "ought to write often to the Golden Age." She discusses the growing support for Victoria Claflin Woodhull despite "her unwise utterances as to the 'right of doing wrong."' Mott is concerned about Josephine Griffing's health problems. She discusses Lucy Stone's decision to print H. Tracy Cutler's article complaining about Stanton in the Woman's Journal. She mentions the Laura Fair case, Theodore Tilton, and Isabella Beecher Hooker, her own advancing age, and others matters. She also briefly discusses the "Alabama case" between the U.S. and the U.K. and recent smallpox vaccinations at Swarthmore College. Pages 7-14 may be out of order. Partially written over a letter from H. H. Laing to Lucretia Mott, dated December 23, 1871, and also partially written over a letter from C. L. Farrington to Lucretia Mott, dated December 8, 1871.

Subjects: Christmas; Charity; Women--Suffrage; Weiss, John, 1818-1879; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927; Griffing, Josephine W. (Josephine White), 1814-1872; Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; Swarthmore College; Woman's journal (Boston, Mass. : 1870); Cutler, H. M. Tracy (Hannah Maria Tracy), 1815-1896; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Hooker, Isabella Beecher, 1822-1907; Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912; Alabama claims; Vaccination

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); Philadelphia (Pa.); Holyoke (Mass.)

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A00182307. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Philadelphia, 1871 12mo 29.
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Mott Lord. Lucretia Mott writes that she attended a lecture given by Victoria Claflin Woodhull on political economy at the Spiritualists Hall in Philadelphia. She adds that Theodore Tilton recently had tea with her, and they discussed Woodhull. She also mentions Jacob Barker's death and funeral.

Subjects: Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927; Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907; Barker, Jacob, 1779-1871; Women orators

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1872 2mo 23.
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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1872 2mo 29.
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2 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses recent activities of several family members. She shares that Josephine Griffing passed away. She also writes of new concerning friends. William Lloyd Garrison Jr. was awarded $25,000 from the railroad company after being involved in a train crash. Partially written over a letter dated February 26, 1872 from George H. Whitney to Lucretia Mott, requesting her autograph.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Griffing, Josephine W. (Josephine White), 1814-1872; Garrison, William Lloyd, Jr., 1838-1909

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182311. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1872 3mo 6.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott shares news and discusses recent events involving family and friends. Partially written over a printed invitation to anniversary celebration in Germantown, but the name of the sender(s) have been cut out and removed.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Yarnall, Ellis, 1817-1905

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182312. Mott. Lucretia to Wright, Martha, 1872 3mo 7.
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2 pages. Likely a continuation of the letter dated 1872 3mo 6 (A00182311). Likely written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses recent events involving family and friends. She supports John Bright and the British protesters after millions of dollars were spent on a parade to celebrate the recovery of the Prince of Wales from typhoid fever. She pities Elizabeth Cady Stanton having to cancel her lecture tour after her daughter took ill. Partially written over a letter dated February 5, 1872 from Alfred Love to Lucretia Mott.

Subjects: Bright, John, 1811-1889; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910; Kossuth, Lajos, 1802-1894; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902

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A00182313. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Roadside, 1872 3mo 12.
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4 pages. The first page is to Martha Coffin Wright, and the second page onwards is addressed to Martha Mott Lord. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses the weather and news concerning family and friends. She mentions going to a peace meeting. Partially written over a letter dated November 17, 1871 from O. A. Taylor to Lucretia Mott, requesting her autograph.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182314. Stanton, Elizabeth Cady to Mott, Lucretia, Tenafly, NJ, 1872 3mo 13.
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4 pages. Elizabeth Cady Stanton writes a poem about her gift to Lucretia Mott. The enclosed gift is "bright carpet rags," so she may fulfill her desire "to make for each of her daughters a kitchen carpet of bright rags."

Subjects: Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Poetry; Carpets

Relevant locations: Tenafly (N.J.)

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A00182315. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha,, 1872 3mo 16.
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4 pages. Fragment. Likely written to Martha Coffin Wright. Likely written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott shares news and discusses recent involving family and friends. She describes Maria going to reading and prayer meetings with a friend and writes that she was not converted. She writes, "How sensible people, with a grain of Quaker education can thus go back to the 'weak and beggarly elements' is astonishing - it is the result of the Orthodox training after our 'split.'"

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Society of Friends

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A00182316. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1872 3mo 21.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott is very concerned to learn that David Wright, Martha Coffin Wright's husband, has smallpox. She then talks about times when other people in her life suffered from illnesses, including her husband, James Mott. She also describes visiting with friends and relatives and describes Rachel Moore Townsend's recent fall from a step ladder and subsequent injuries.

Subjects: Smallpox; Diseases; Mott, James, 1788-1868; Moore, Rachel Wilson

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, Roadside, 1872 3mo 25.
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A00182317. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Orange, 1872 3mo 31.
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2 pages. Written to her family at Roadside. Lucretia Mott describes her activities while visiting with her daughter Martha Lord. Partially written over a letter dated December 21,1871 from H. M. Laing to Lucretia Mott in which he invites her to a party for the "Home."

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182318. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Orange, 1872 4mo 3.
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2 pages. Addressed to "my dears." Lucretia Mott shares news regarding family and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182319. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1872 4mo 23.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott shares news and describes recent events involving family and friends. She says Anna Hopper keeps very busy with her work at Swarthmore. Mott recently saw Laura De Force Gordon speak and describes her as not having "the magnetic power" of some other speakers. She also describes dreading having to meet Gordon as she does every new acquaintance, but she rejoices that "this new generation of advocates have the field." Partially written over a letter from Martha Mellor to "Maria" (possibly Martha Mellor Davis to Maria Mott Davis) asking to borrow her mortar and pestle.

Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; Gordon, Laura De Force; Women orators; Swarthmore College

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182321. Mott, Lucretia to ? ?, 1872 4mo 28.
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2 pages. Fragment. Lucretia Mott shares news and describes recent activities of several family members.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Swarthmore College

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A00182320. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Philadelphia, 1872 5mo 13.
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8 pages. Lucretia Mott recounts the illness and death of her great-grandson Penrose Hallowell, son of Anna Davis Hallowell. She talks about recent activities of family members and briefly discusses the suffrage movement. She makes several references to Yearly Meeting, where the topics of marriage and temperance were discussed. She also mentions being unexpectedly visited by four Shakers at her house.

Subjects: Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Hallowell, Richard P. (Richard Price), 1835-1904; Children--Death; Women--Suffrage; Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; Society of Friends; Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955); Shakers

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00182322. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, New York, 1872 5mo 27.
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott recounts her activities while in New York, and she disagrees with some of the "Herald's" account of her preaching. She also discusses attending a Boston Radical Club meeting where a discourse was given by Nathaniel Shaler on the Darwin's theory of biological evolution. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Edna Dow Cheney were at the meeting. She also discusses the Free Religion Association meeting in Boston where she was a speaker. She bought several copies of the book "Chapters from the Bible of the Ages" by Giles Stebbins from the author to distribute to friends and family. She mentions her disappointment that William Lloyd Garrison did not come to the meeting, calling him "thoroughly liberal."

Subjects: Radical Club (Boston, Mass.); Shaler, Nathaniel Southgate, 1841-1906; Evolution (Biology); Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882; Cheney, Ednah Dow, 1824-1904; Stebbins, Giles Badger, 1817-1900; Free Religious Association (Boston, Mass.); Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.); Medford (Mass.); Orange (N.J.)

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A00182323. Mott, Lucretia to Family, 1872 5mo 29.
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2 pages. Likely a continuation of Mott, Lucretia to Children, Orange, 1872 5mo 29 (A00182324). Lucretia Mott writes about her upcoming plans in New York and Boston and which meetings she plans to attend. She mentions that she has letters from internationals, labor organizations, and "Sands' Equal Rig" (likely referencing the National Equal Rights Party of which J. L. Sands was chairman) that she has no notion of answering. Partially written over an invitation to the funeral of Marcus H. Corson, dated May 24, 1872.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

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A00182324. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Orange, 1872 5mo 29.
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4 pages. Likely continued in Mott, Lucretia to Family, 1872 5mo 29 (A00182323). Lucretia Mott describes topics that were addressed at Yearly Meeting, including temperance and peace. She discusses her finances, which she says are handled by her son-in-law Edward Hopper. Written over part of a letter fragment dated May 18, 1872, to Lucretia Mott, Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, and Theodore Tilton, inviting them to an Equal Rights Party campaign event; Mott wrote over the remainder of this letter in A00182326.

Subjects: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955); Finances; National Equal Rights Party (U.S.)

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182325. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Orange, 1872 6mo 10.
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2 pages. Lucretia Mott encloses an account of the death of her great-grandson Penrose Hallowell. She discusses her activities in Boston, which included attending the Free Religious Association meeting, where Octavius Frothingham delivered an excellent address. Other speakers included Dr. Cyrus A. Bartol and Celia M. Burleigh. She also mentions attending a funeral where Frothingham "preached the best funeral sermon," and Garrison spoke "long and well - rather too much spiritualism."

Subjects: Frothingham, Octavius Brooks, 1822-1895; Free Religious Association (Boston, Mass.); Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Spiritualism; Death

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182326. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1872 6mo 14.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott describes her recent activities at home after being away for some time. She also recounts recent visits with family members. She requests that the letter also be sent to Martha Coffin Wright. Partially written over a letter fragment signed by J. Q. Sands and Geo. R. Allen of the Equal Rights Party inviting Mott to a ratification meeting. This appears to be a continuation of the letter Mott wrote over in A00182324.

Subjects: Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Families; National Equal Rights Party (U.S.)

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182327. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Orange, 1872 7mo 20.
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott writes about her recent activities and shares news of family and friends. Sarah Pugh showed up at Roadside unexpectedly looking for Susan B. Anthony and stayed for a visit. Partially written over a letter on Swarthmore College stationery dated May 14, 1872 from Edward H. Magill to Lucretia Mott, inviting her to a public religious meeting at Swarthmore.

Subjects: Wright, Martha Coffin, 1806-1875; Pugh, Sarah, 1800-1884; Swarthmore College

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.); Swarthmore (Pa.)

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A00182328. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1872 8mo 11.
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8 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott is glad that Martha Wright has some of her children with her while she grieves the loss of her daughter Marianna Mott, who was married to Mott's son, Thomas Mott. She discusses going to Quarterly Meeting and shares recent news concerning family and friends. The last page was written on the reverse of a letter dated February 18, 1872 from Morris L. Hallowell to Lucretia Mott enclosing two letters written by Anna Davis Hallowell.

Subjects: Wright, Martha Coffin, 1806-1875; Bereavement; Society of Friends

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182334. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, 1872 8mo 2.
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4 pages. Appears to be a fragment. Lucretia Mott discusses recent events involving family members and friends. She mentions that Edward Parrish "has an appointment to go away off yonder, to some warlike Indian tribe." She also mentions (William Lloyd) Garrison's "severe" review of Sumner. Partially written over a fragment of a printed invitation to the "twentieth anniversary of a great national movement for freedom."

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Indians of North America; Women--Suffrage

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1872 8mo 26.
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A00182329. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1872 9mo 10.
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8 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott describes having her Yarnall family members over for a visit. She also provides news of recent activities of family and friends. She mentions the train accident William Lloyd Garrison Jr. was involved in and says he has partial loss of the use of his hand, and it is permanently disfigured. She recounts learning of the death of her daughter-in-law and niece, Marianna Pelham Mott. Partially written over a letter on "Headquarters Equal Rights Party" stationery dated June 14, 1872 from Caroline H. Spear to Lucretia Mott, in which she seeks Lucretia's opinion on the "Platform of Principle of the Equal Rights Party" and asks for suggestions for a nominee for vice-president. Also partially written over a letter dated May 29, 1872 from Samuel Willets to Lucretia Mott, in which he asks when would be best for her to hold the manager's meeting of the "Colored Mission House."

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Garrison, William Lloyd, Jr., 1838-1909; Mott, Marianna Pelham, 1825-1872; National Equal Rights Party (U.S.)

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to ?, 1872 9mo 14.
Box 5
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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1872 9mo 26.
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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1872 9mo 5.
Box 5
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A00182330. Mott, Lucretia to Stratton?, Caroline, Roadside, 1872 10mo 8.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott shares news and discusses recent events concerning family and friends. She writes that she has been ill, and Maria (Davis?) has had shingles. Edward Magill's only son died from diptheria.

Subjects: Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879; Magill, Edward H. (Edward Hicks), 1825-1907; Swarthmore College; Indigestion; Shingles (Disease)

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182331. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1872 10mo 10.
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6 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott shares news and discusses recent events concerning family and friends. She writes that the election is absorbing, and Miller McKim is "much pleased with Greeley's defeat." Also, Sarah Pugh is pleased with Elizabeth Cady Stanton's speeches, but Mott in not interested and hasn't read any of them. Edward Hopper has been given an offer on his house, so he and Anna Hopper may move.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Magill, Edward H. (Edward Hicks), 1825-1907; Presidents--Election; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Hopper, Anna Mott, 1812-1874

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182332. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1872 10mo 11.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott shares news and discusses recent events concerning family and friends. She discusses the death of William H. Seward. She also talks about Miller McKim's aversion to reformers, particularly women reformers. Partially written over a letter to Lucretia from her grandson Charles Cavender (dated September 10, 1872) in which he describes his time at Swarthmore College.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874; Swarthmore College

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182333. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1872 11mo 10.
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2 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses recent events involving family members and friends. She writes that she is not feeling well and has been confined to her home for three weeks. Martha Wright adds some words about her visit with Lucretia and talks about her husband's travels.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Wright, Martha Coffin, 1806-1875

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182335. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Philadelphia, 1872 12mo 4.
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4 pages. Lucretia Mott shares recent news concerning family and friends, including Martha Lord's recent health issues. She discusses circulation of correspondence. She attended the funeral of Horace Greeley but writes that his death is not to be lamented. Partially written over a letter dated September 18, 1872 from Charles Wharton to Maria Davis, enclosing port wine for Lucretia.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916; Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872; Davis, Maria Mott

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00182336. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1872 12mo 13.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott is glad that Martha Lord's back is better and encourages her to write letters to her "Abbott-Yarnall cousins." She describes recent visits with family and friends, including her brother-in-law, Richard Mott. She also discusses the "Orthodox Fair." Partially written over a letter on "Central Woman Suffrage Committee" stationery dated March 13, 1872, from C. N. Douglass to Lucretia Mott; Douglass asks permission to use Mott's name in a circular regarding a tribute to reformer Josephine Griffing.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Society of Friends; Griffing, Josephine W. (Josephine White), 1814-1872

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1872 12mo 25.
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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Orange, 1873 1mo 29.
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A00182337. Wasson, D.A. to Hallowell, Anna Davis, Stuttgart, 1873 2mo 8.
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4 pages. David Atwood Wasson was an American minister, a Transcendentalist author, an essayist, and a poet. He writes in response to a letter from Anna Hallowell that he is very happy to learn she is doing well and expresses his fondness for her. He then writes about his observations of German society and compares it to American society.

Subjects: Wasson, David Atwood, 1823-1887; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Swabians

Relevant locations: Stuttgart (Germany)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1873 3mo 3.
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A00182338. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1873 3mo 18.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses circulation of letters, including letters written between Edward Davis and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She discusses books and articles she has read recently, including works by James T. Fields, Francis Ellingwood Abbot, Herbert Spencer, and Francis William Newman. She also briefly discusses William Lloyd Garrison. She shares recent news regarding several family members, including that Anna Davis Hallowell has gone to Europe alone. She visited with Dr. Emeline Horton Cleveland after attending the funeral of William Abbott's father. She attended a lecture given by Anna Dickinson, noting that "she seems to be rather losing her radical ground of late." She also mentions the "hateful treatment of Victoria," referencing the recent arrest of Victoria Claflin Woodhull for publishing an account of Henry Ward Beecher's extramarital affair. Partially written over a letter dated February 7, 1873 from J. T. Yarrington to Lucretia Mott, requesting her autograph.

Subjects: Religion and literature; Books and reading; Female Medical College of Pennsylvania; Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Cleveland, Emeline H. (Emeline Horton), 1829-1878; Women in medicine; Dickinson, Anna E. (Anna Elizabeth), 1842-1932; Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182339. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1873 3mo 27.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott shares news and discusses recent visits with family and friends. Emily Faithfull, an English women's rights activist, will be giving a lecture in New York and wants Lucretia to preside, but Lucretia is not sure if she will be able to be there. She also writes about her recent health issues. Partially written over a handwritten wedding invitation.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Faithfull, Emily, 1836?-1895; California

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182340. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha & Brown, Anna Temple, Roadside, 1873 4mo 12.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott talks about people she has recently visited with, including Robert and Harriet Purvis and several of her family members. She is very sorry that George Lord's Aunt Mary (Flagg) is gravely ill and is likely to pass away soon. She talks at length about her cousin Mary Earle and the contents of a letter Mary sent her. Written on a circular from the Pennsylvania Peace Society dated December 10, 1872.

Subjects: Lord, George, 1830-1880; Earle, Mary Hussey, 1798-1886; Pennsylvania Peace Society (1866-1928)

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182341. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1873 4mo 20.
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8 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott recounts her visit to New York to see Emily Faithfull give a lecture. Faithfull asked Mott to introduce for her, but Mott declined. She calls Faithfull's speech "1st rate." She mentions dining with William Lloyd Garrison Jr. and comments on his improvement after being involved in a train accident. She writes that she "must look up Mr. Higginson's protest in the Woman's Journal" and expresses her frustration that the woman suffrage movement has split into two bands. She bemoans how "broken up" her family is and expresses her love for her grandchildren. There is a drawing on the last page that was likely created by one of her grandchildren, for Lucretia complains that "these wasteful children will take such good paper rather than cut open envelopes for their nonsense."

Subjects: Faithfull, Emily, 1836?-1895; Sorosis (New York, N.Y.); Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Women--Suffrage; Garrison, William Lloyd, Jr., 1838-1909; Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911; Woman's journal (Boston, Mass. : 1870); Pugh, Sarah, 1800-1884; Children's drawings

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182342. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1873 5mo 23.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott suspects Martha Wright is in Rochester following the trial of Susan B. Anthony (who has been arrested for voting). Mott briefly discusses Yearly Meeting. She talks about attending a dinner party where Elizabeth Cady Stanton argued with Miller McKim and noted that McKim's wife sided with Stanton rather than her husband. She also discusses several family members who are travelling in Europe and Charles Cavender who has recently moved to Colorado. Partially written over a letter from D. C. Pickering dated May 15, 1873, requesting Lucretia Mott's autograph.

Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955); Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, ?, 1873? 6mo? ?.
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2 pages. Fragment. Likely written to Martha Coffin Wright. Lucretia Mott writes about her recent illness but says she felt better after going into the garden for "the earth smell always revives" her. She talks extensively about the fruits and vegetables that she grows and ones that she has to purchase. Written over a circular about a prospective elderly home for Quakers.

Subjects: Gardening; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Old age homes

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A00182344. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, M., 1873 7mo 4.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott complains about the mail not arriving when it was supposed to. She shares recent news about family and friends, including the fact that Deborah Wharton and Susan W. are back from the Indian territory in Nebraska. Partially written over a letter dated June 1, 1873, from Charles Cavender to Lucretia Mott thanking her for a gift of twenty dollars. Also partially written over an invitation to the Executive Committee meeting of the Pennsylvania Peace Society, signed by Lydia A. Schofield, Secretary.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Postal service; Pennsylvania Peace Society (1866-1928)

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); Colorado Springs (Colo.)

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A00182345. Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, C. Roadside, 1873 7mo 8.
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6 pages. Written from Roadside; possibly a fragment. Lucretia Mott thanks Martha Wright for her letter and gift. She recently spent some time with her daughter Anna Mott Hopper and discusses Anna's health, seeming positive about her improvements. She briefly discusses William Lloyd Garrison. She shares recent news concerning family and friends, with a particular focus on health issues. She asks if Martha has read the recent remarks in the Index "on the Beecher 'scandal' and the cruel treatment of Victoria" (Victoria Claflin Woodhull had been arrested the year prior after publishing an article in "Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly" alleging an adulterous affair between Henry Ward Beecher and Elizabeth Tilton, wife of Theodore Tilton) and admits that she has not answered Claflin's letter to her yet because she does not know "just how." She has read the "literature and dogma" of Matthew Arnold with "so much interest." She writes about some recent dental issues of some family members. Partially written over a letter from L. M. Green to Lucretia Mott enclosing some lines of O. W. Holmes, perhaps referring to Oliver Wendell Holmes. Also partially written over a notice of a meeting of the Pennsylvania Peace Society's executive committee.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Hopper, Anna Mott, 1812-1874; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887; Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927; Sex scandals; Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888; Dentistry

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182346. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1873 7mo 25.
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2 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott talks about her daily life and shares some news concerning family and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; Davis, William M. (William Morris), 1815-1891

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182347. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1873 7mo 26.
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3 pages. Pages scanned in reading order. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes that Joshua Hallowell has died and shares her concern for his family. She tells of news concerning family of friends and mentions circulation of correspondence. She discusses her sister Martha Wright's comments on "the cruelty of punishing children for their childish faults," noting that she is "losing ground in [her] advocacy of government by love alone" as a result of the "obstreperous children," seemingly referring to her great-grandchildren. She also notes that "the comments on the Woodhull and Beecher scandal are very good," saying she agrees with "her," perhaps referring to Victoria Claflin Woodhull. She spoke with a Universalist minister who said that "Mrs. Woodhull's mind was not clean and that she thought Tilton has put some of that scandal into her head" (Woodhull had been arrested the year prior after publishing an article in "Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly" alleging an adulterous affair between Henry Ward Beecher and Elizabeth Tilton, wife of Theodore Tilton). Partially written over a letter dated June 16, 1972 from Mott's grandson Charles Cavender; he asks Mott to send him twenty dollars.

Subjects: Wright, Martha Coffin, 1806-1875; Discipline of children; Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927; Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907; Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887; Sex scandals

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); Swarthmore (Pa.)

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A00182348. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1873 8mo 8.
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3 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes of several recent family members' birthdays, including the birthday of her daughter-in-law and niece, Marianna Pelham Mott, who had passed away the year prior. She shares recent news concerning family and friends and talks about the removal of several trees from Roadside. Partially written over an undated letter from Mary Yarnall Brown to Lucretia Mott discussing their family.

Subjects: Bereavement; Mott, Marianna Pelham, 1825-1872; Tree felling

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182349. Mott, Lucretia to ? ?, 1873 8mo? ?.
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2 pages. Fragment. Possibly written to Martha Coffin Wright. Lucretia Mott writes shares recent news concerning family and friends. She says that she has had many visitors recently, including Abraham Barker and his wife. Partially written over a printed invitation to all Friends to attend a meeting on 1873-02-07 discussing a planned elderly home for Quakers

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Quakers; Society of Friends

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1873 10mo 5.
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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1873 10mo 16.
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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1873 10mo 16.
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A00182350. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1874 1mo 9.
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2 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott shares recent news concerning family and friends, particularly news from Anna Mott Hopper. She mentions that Anna and Edward Hopper went to a gathering of "several of the old abolitionists" but does not list names of the other attendees.

Subjects: Hopper, Anna Mott, 1812-1874; Abolitionists

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182351. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1874 1mo 17.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott is hoping to have visits soon from Martha Lord, Eliza Osborne, Richard Mott, and Anna "Cannie" Mott. Edward Morris Davis is off to the Washington Woman Suffrage Convention. She lists several friends and acquaintances who have recently died. She talks extensively about "carpet pieces." Partially written over a printed invitation to attend a sale to benefit the Home of the Industrial Blind.

Subjects: Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916; Death; Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; Carpets; Blind women--Services for

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182352. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1874 1mo 23.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott shares recent news concerning family and friends, particularly upcoming planned travels and visits. She announces the birth of the third daughter of Isabel and Joseph Parrish. She also discusses Swarthmore College. Partially written over a printed invitation from William Eyre and Kezia R. Bunting requesting a visit from Lucretia on April 29, 1873.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; Swarthmore College

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182353. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1874 1mo 30.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes that a fire has destroyed the "Omaha agent's house," so the Indian Aid Association will be having a special meeting and is looking to raise money. She attended several funerals recently and also writes about her recent visitors, including Richard Mott. Partially written over a letter to Lucretia Mott from Dr. D.D. Richardson, who invites her to speak to the insane at the Alms House (dated November, 24, 1873).

Subjects: Friends' Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia; Mott, Richard, 1804-1888; Almshouse and House of Employment (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182354. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1874 2mo 16.
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5 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes that Anna Davis Hallowell has returned from Europe and given an entertaining and evocative description of her travels. She also shares news of several other family members and friends. She writes that Edward Davis said that Elizabeth Cady Stanton "never spoke better" than at the Washington Woman Suffrage Meeting. She is reading the autobiography of Mary Somerville and is looking forward to reading the autobiography of J. Stuart Mill.

Subjects: Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Women--Suffrage; National Woman Suffrage Association (U.S.); Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873; Biography; Somerville, Mary, 1780-1872; Books and reading

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1874 3mo 17.
Box 5
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A00182355. Mott, Lucretia to Stebbins, Catherine, Roadside, 1874 3mo 30.
Box 5
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Catharine Fish Stebbins was a Quaker peace and women's rights activist and signer of the Declaration of Sentiments at the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention. Lucretia Mott thanks her for her kindness. She writes that she is reading the autobiographies of Mary Somerville and J. Stuart Mill and was pleased by the tributes to the late Senator Charles Sumner. She also thanks Stebbins for "the choice extracts of thy dear mother's collection" (her mother was Sarah Fish) and recommends she read Matthew Arnold's literature and dogma. She writes that she was not at the National Woman's Suffrage Association meeting in Washington and believes she will never go to Washington again.

Subjects: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Biography; Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888; Women's rights; Women--Suffrage; Books and reading

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.); Detroit (Mich.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1874 5mo 10.
Box 5
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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1874 7mo 14.
Box 5
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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Sister, Roadside, 1874 7mo 23.
Box 5
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A00182356. Mott, Lucretia to Love, Alfred & Lydia, Roadside, 1874 9mo 1.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Appears to be a contemporary copy. Lucretia Mott writes that, like Love, she too is grieving because she too has just lost a daughter (Anna Mott Hopper died on August 3, 1874). She mentions Love's "precious mother" and "dear, aged, kind father."

Subjects: Hopper, Anna Mott, 1812-1874; Bereavement; Adult children--Death; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

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A00182357. Mott, Lucretia to Love, Alfred & Lydia, Roadside, 1874 9mo 17.
Box 5
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2 pages. Written from Roadside. Handwritten copy. Lucretia Mott writes that her grandson Isaac T. Hopper (son of Anna and Edward Hopper) has just died after a brief illness. The paragraph at the top of the first page is part of A00182358.

Subjects: Bereavement; Death

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to ?, Roadside, 1874 10mo ?.
Box 5
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A00182358. Mott, Lucretia to Love, Alfred & Lydia, Roadside, 1874 11mo 26.
Box 5
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3 pages. Written from Roadside. Handwritten copy. Alfred Love was a political activist, founder of the Universal Peace Union, and vice-presidential candidate for the Equal Rights Party. Lydia Love may have been his sister-in-law. Lucretia Mott writes a letter to both Alfred and Lydia Love in response to separate letters from each of them that came to her in one envelope. She writes that the report is "entirely satisfactory" and mentions that she took note of the inclusion of "Charles Sumner's bequest...as so few papers have even published it." She invites Alfred Love to the meeting of the "Colored Home" and thanks Lydia Love "for the just tribute 'In Memoriam' of thy precious mother and my well-beloved friend." The last paragraph is on the same sheet as the first page of A00182357.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Love, Alfred H. (Alfred Harry), 1830-1913; Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182359. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1874 12mo 4.
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3 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott shares recent news concerning family and friends, including the death of someone named Child and the engagement of Emily Davis to a widower named Tyson. Partially written over a printed petition for the repeal of the war clauses in the Constitution.

Subjects: Carpets; Death; Mott, Richard, 1804-1888; Thanksgiving Day; Betrothal; Peace movements

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182360. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1874 12mo 25.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses several recent visits she has had with friends and family. She talks extensively about the death of "Alice W" from Toledo. She also talks about her charity work with the Quakers and at the "Aged Home," including distributing food and gifts. Partially written over a printed notice announcing the Eighth Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Peace Society to be held on December 1, 1874.

Subjects: Christmas; Death; Quakers; Society of Friends--Charities; Charities; Pennsylvania Peace Society (1866-1928)

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Eliza, 1875?.
Box 5
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A00182361. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1875 2mo 20.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott shares recent news concerning family and friends. Partially written over a printed notice announcing the Eighth Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Peace Society to be held of December 1, 1874.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Pennsylvania Peace Society (1866-1928)

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182362. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, M., 1875? 3mo 27.
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3 pages. Fragment. Likely written to Martha Mott Lord. Lucretia Mott discusses a Quaker named Martha Travilla from West Chester, Pennsylvania, who had "a 'concern' to visit families." Initially Lucretia declined to see her but then felt guilty and had Travilla and her companion (a woman from Darby) over for a meal and then sent her to several other local families. She also mourns the recent deaths of several friends and the young child of a friend. Partially written over a printed announcement of a course of lectures to be presented by the Woman's Association at the Woman's Hospital beginning on March 27, 1875.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Quakers; Society of Friends; Voyages and travels; Death

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Eliza, Roadside, 1875 4mo 4.
Box 5
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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1875 5mo 21.
Box 5
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A00182363. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Orange, 1875 10mo 9.
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3 pages. Some pages may be missing. Lucretia Mott recounts her activities while staying with her daughter Martha Mott Lord, including a surprise visit from Richard and Anna Caroline "Cannie" Mott. Partially written over a telegraph dated October 1, 1875 from Joseph Parrish to George Lord.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916; Mott, Richard, 1804-1888; Telegraph

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182364. Mott, Lucretia to Stratton?, Caroline, Orange, 1875 10mo 11.
Box 5
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6 pages. Lucretia Mott shares recent news concerning family and friends and recounts her recent activities while staying with her daughter Martha Mott Lord. She visited the home that Martha and George Lord are building and talks about its construction. She also describes improvements her son-in-law Edward Hopper is making to his home in Philadelphia.

Subjects: Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916; Lord, George, 1830-1880; House construction; Dwellings--Maintenance and repair

Relevant locations: Orange (N.J.)

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A00182365. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1875 10mo 22.
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3 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes about how pleased she is to have Martha Lord's daughter Ellen "Nellie" Lord staying with her. She discusses the health of several family and friends and briefly talks about the status of her son-in-law Edward Hopper's home repairs. Partially written over a printed notice announcing the Eighth Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Peace Society to be held of December 1, 1874.

Subjects: De Schweinitz, Ellen Lord, 1855-1897; Dwellings--Maintenance and repair

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182366. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1875 11mo 12.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott talks about her recent activities and shares news concerning family and friends. She mentions that they had a very good Quarterly Meeting where Sunderland Gardner "preached an excellent radical sermon." Partially written over a printed invitation signed by Susan B. Anthony to the National Woman Suffrage Association's Anniversary Meeting to be held on May 11, 1875.

Subjects: Quakers; Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting of Friends; National Woman Suffrage Association (U.S.)

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182367. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1875 11mo 15.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes about cutting and sewing both Martha Lord's and Martha Coffin Wright's carpet rags. She discusses attending the funeral of William Nicholson and she details the recent health concerns of Mary Ann Wistar Chase. She also talks about her recent visitors and shares news concerning family and friends. Partially written over a letter dated November 5, 1875 from a M. Hall to Maria Mott Davis.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Carpets; Sewing

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182368. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1875 11mo 19.
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2 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses the sudden death of Norwood Hallowell's "hired girl" from heart disease (Norwood Hallowell was the brother of Lucretia's grandson-in-law Richard Hallowell), and how Lucretia's granddaughter Anna Davis Hallowell was the one who discovered her dead body. She also discusses having tea with Thomas and Martha Mellor and Mary M. Thomas.

Subjects: Women household employees; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182369. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1876 1mo 7.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses a recent visit with Charles G. Ames and his son. Partially written over a telegram from Thomas Parrish to Edward Hopper.

Subjects: Ames, Charles Gordon, 1828-1912

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182370. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1876 1mo 14.
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3 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott describes laying the dining room carpet and talks about the carpets of several family members. She writes about attending a discourse given by Charles G. Ames on his Unitarian experience and becoming ill upon leaving the talk. Partially written over a letter dated December 1, 1875, to Lucretia Mott from John Oliver requesting help raising funds for an Institution to train colored men in the mechanical trade.

Subjects: Carpet laying; Ames, Charles Gordon, 1828-1912; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Freedmen; African Americans--Services for

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Hallowell, Mary to Mott, Lucretia, Swarthmore, 1876 2mo 9.
Box 5
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A00182371. Mott, Lucretia to Eliza, Roadside, 1876 4mo 17.
Box 5
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2 pages. Written from Roadside. Eliza Wright Osborne was Lucretia Mott's niece. Mott writes that she was pleased to have a recent visit from Eliza Osborne's father, Davis Wright. She also encourages Eliza to visit her and her daughter Martha Mott Lord.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182372. Mott, Lucretia to Garrison, William Lloyd, Roadside, 1876 5mo 25.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott offers her condolences on the death of William Lloyd Garrison's wife, Helen Garrison, and also thanks him for the tribute he wrote in the obituary for her recently-deceased sister, Martha Coffin Wright. She expects to see Garrison at the upcoming Longwood meeting and invites him to visit with her and her family.

Subjects: Condolence notes; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Garrison, Helen Eliza, 1811-1876

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182373. U.S. Centennnial Commission to Mott, Lucretia, Philadelphia, 1876 6mo 10.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

1 page. The United States Centennial Commission and the Centennial Board of Finance invite Lucretia Mott to speak at the 100th Anniversary celebration of the Declaration of Independence being held in Philadelphia.

Subjects: United States--History; Anniversaries; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Women orators

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to Anthony, Susan B., Roadside, 1876 7mo 21.
Box 5
Physical Description

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A00182374. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, ?, 1876? 10mo? ?.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Fragment. Likely written to her daughter Martha Mott Lord. Lucretia Mott discusses her recent activities and recent events involving several family members. Partially written over a letter dated June 11, 1875 from Eliza M. Needles to an unknown recipient where she talks about sending her cousin Lucretia carpet rags.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

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A00182375. Schofield, Martha to Mott, Lucretia, Aiken, SC, 1877 4mo 7.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Martha Schofield expresses deep gratitude for the gifts Lucretia Mott sent her, which she will use to "cheer the weary hearts who are still bearing the burden of recent sorrows." She calls Lucretia a beacon of light "in these dark days when in a state surrounded by the shadows of our nation's sins" and praises her labors in working towards freeing people from slavery. She discusses the horrible treatment of black people in the South and mentions the Hamburg Massacre and her fear the Governor Chamberlain will be defeated in the upcoming election. She also discusses her school, the Schofield Normal and Industrial School.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Bible. New Testament; Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877); Slaves; Freedmen; Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, S.C.); Chamberlain, Daniel Henry, 1835-1907; Freedmen--Education; Women in education

Relevant locations: Aiken (S.C.)

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A00182376. Osborn, D.M. to Mott, Lucretia, Auburn, 1877 4mo 17.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

4 pages. David Munson Osborne is mourning the death of his "dear girl," likely his daughter Florence Osborne. He wonders if he will see her again in the afterlife. He asks Lucretia to write him her thoughts on whether or not there is an afterlife. He thanks her for her recent visit and hopes she will be able to come again soon.

Subjects: Death; Future life

Relevant locations: Auburn (N.Y.)

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A00182377. Mott, Lucretia to Allen, Mary P., Roadside, 1877 6mo 5.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott thanks Mary P. Allen for the "parcel of papers." She writes that she believes Allen's father's visit to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting was around 1841, and she writes about a controversy that he started concerning endorsing minutes. She also advises that it is not a good idea to revive controversies "when harmony and unity are more the order of the day." She adds she heard first from Allen's father her adopted motto of "truth for authority, not authority for truth" and includes a handwritten paper with the motto, dated 1877 and signed by Mott.

Subjects: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955); Society of Friends; Quakers; Hopper, Edward, 1812-1893; Mottoes

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182379. Mott, Lucretia to Eliza, Roadside, 1877 9mo 7.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes that she was pleased with letters from Eliza Osborne's son Tom. She wants to know if she received the money Maria Mott Davis sent her for the jars of pickles. She also briefly shares recent news concerning several family members.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Osborne, Eliza B. Wright, 1830-1911

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182380. Mott, Lucretia to Children, Roadside, 1877 11mo 1.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott talks about her recent activities and the activities of some family members. It appears that Naomi Davis, wife of Lucretia's grandson Henry Corbit Davis, is staying with her and helping around her home.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182381. Mott, Lucretia to Martha, Roadside, 1877 11mo 2.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Possibly written to her daughter Martha Mott Lord. Lucretia Mott thanks "Martha" for her kind letter. She shares her recent activities and discusses recent events involving family members and friends.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182382. Mott, Lucretia to Martha, Roadside, 1878 1mo 10.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

7 pages. Written from Roadside. Possibly written to her daughter Martha Mott Lord. Lucretia Mott shares her recent activities and discusses recent events involving family and friends, including that George T. Barker has died. Partially written over a letter dated December 7, 1877, from George T. Barker to Lucretia Mott announcing the death of his mother. Also partially written over several printed announcements of the eleventh anniversary celebration of the Pennsylvania Peace Society to be held on November 27, 1877.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Pennsylvania Peace Society (1866-1928)

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182383. Mott, Lucretia to Martha, Roadside, 1878 2mo 21.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Likely written to her daughter Martha Mott Lord. Lucretia Mott shares recent news concerning family and friends. She talks briefly about religion, and she writes that a stir was raised at Monthly Meeting when it was suggested that they revise their scripture. She says the "younger active members" wanted the topic referred to a committee, but they were not able to reach unity to move to that step. She adds that she understands the younger generation not being satisfied with the "old ruts of sectarian theology." She advises that the recipient need not fear that false doctrines are taught as Swarthmore College if "Mary Mott" should go there, likely referring to Martha Lord's daughter Mary Mott Lord.

Subjects: Christianity; Society of Friends; Quakers; Swarthmore College

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182384. Mott, Lucretia to ?, 1878 7mo 22.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Photograph of Lucretia Mott with a brief letter on the back stating that she is sending it in thanks "for thy favors." At the top, she writes, "This is a failure. By a young artist."

Subjects: Photographs

Physical Description

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A00182385. Fracker, A.H. & Edwards, G. to Mott, Lucretia, Philadelphia, 1879 1mo 3.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

1 page. Written under the letterhead of the "North Pennsylvania Railroad Co." Fracker and Edwards write on behalf of the officers and employees of the company to wish Lucretia Mott a happy 86th birthday.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; North Pennsylvania Railroad Company

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00182386. Mott, Lucretia to Elizabeth, Roadside, 1879 1mo 23.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Handwritten copy. Written from Roadside. Elizabeth S. Miller was a reformer and women's right activist. Lucretia Mott thanks Miller for her kind letter and gift and says she would be very glad to have a visit from Miller. She mentions that her cousin Caroline Chase Stratton has recently died. She references recent controversy surrounding the Comstock Laws, which prohibited sending obscene material through the mail and were named after their foremost advocate Anthony Comstock. She is glad that Ezra Heywood is free (Heywood was arrested for distributing a pamphlet on marriage reform but was pardoned by President Rutherford B. Hayes) and adds that "Comstock's power ought to be limited or taken away."

Subjects: Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879; Comstock, Anthony, 1844-1915; Heywood, Ezra H. (Ezra Hervey), 1829-1893; Abbot, Francis Ellingwood, 1836-1903

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182387. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1879 4mo 24.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott talks about having "the Jeffersons," Clark Davis, Mr. Ford, and others over for dinner. She writes that she told the Jeffersons that she recalled seeing their grandfather speak in 1810. She also shares recent news of family and friends and mentions having Belva Lockwood over for tea, referring to her as "our new lawyer." Partially written over a letter dated March 29, 1879, from Thomas W. Davis to Lucretia Mott, notifying her of the death of his wife, Phebe S. Davis. Also partially written over a letter dated March 20, 1879, from Benson J. Lossing to Lucretia Mott, thanking her for sending him her photograph and praising her work and wisdom.

Subjects: Lockwood, Belva Ann, 1830-1917; Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182388. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1879 5mo 8.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott responds to several items in a letter she received from Martha Lord and adds some recent news about herself and family members.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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Archival Resource Key. Mott, Lucretia to ?, Philadelphia, 1879 5mo 10.
Box 5
Physical Description

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A00182389. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1879 5mo 23.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott shares recent news concerning family and friends. Partially written over a letter requesting Lucretia's autograph.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Death; Quakers

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182390. Potter, William J. to Mott, Lucretia, Grantville MA, 1879 6mo 11.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

4 pages. William J. Potter was the secretary for the Free Religious Association. He thanks Lucretia for sending him her photograph.

Subjects: Photographs; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Massachusetts

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A00182391. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1879 6mo 19.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott shares recent news and discusses recent events concerning family and friends. She recently read a letter in the press written by the governor of Kansas reporting that emigrants are flocking there, and that money is needed to clothe them. She writes that she finds Business Meeting less and less interesting and the preaching as well. Partially written over a printed invitation to the Thirteenth Anniversary celebration of the Universal Peace Union.

Subjects: United States--History--1865-1921; Emigration and immigration; Society of Friends; Quakers; Universal Peace Union

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182392. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1879 8mo 7.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses news of several family members and friends. She is finding herself more and more unable to leave her home and go to meetings or visit friends. Partially written over a printed invitation to the Thirteenth Anniversary celebration of the Universal Peace Union.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Universal Peace Union

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182393. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1879 8mo 22.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses news of several family members and friends. She alludes to her increased weariness. Partially written over a circular of the Free Religious Association listing the officers for the year 1878-79, including Lucretia Mott and Ralph Waldo Emerson as vice-presidents.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Free Religious Association (Boston, Mass.)

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182394. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1879 9mo 18.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses Edward Morris Davis's recent health issues. She also shares news of other family and friends as well as news in the papers. Partially written over a brief letter dated August 21, 1879, from Rachel Wilson Moore (signed Rachel B. Townsend) to Lucretia Mott. Also partially written over a letter dated August 29, 1879, from Richard E. Labor to Lucretia Mott in which he asks her to provide her photograph and autograph for a collection he is making of "Great Women." Lucretia writes in her letter that she sent him the photograph and autograph right away.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; Periodicals

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182395. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1879 11mo 7.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes about attending Quarterly Meeting, where she made an appeal for aid for Kansas immigrants (thousands of Southern blacks had migrated to Kansas in the late 1870s as a result of poverty and the failures of Reconstruction). She talks about recent activities of family and friends and briefly discusses the Free Religious Association. Partially written over a fragment of a letter from her nephew Thomas C. Cornell.

Subjects: Quakers; Society of Friends; United States--History--1865-1921; Free Religious Association (Boston, Mass.)

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182396. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1879 12mo 5.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott writes that she has returned safely after having Thanksgiving with the Lords and recounts her activities since returning home. She mentions visiting Sarah Abbott who is installing wallpaper throughout her house. Partially written over a printed letter from the Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charitable Relief and Repressing Mendicancy announcing their next meeting.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Wallpaper

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182124. Mott, Lucretia, to ?, ?, approximately 1879-1880.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment. Likely written to Martha Mott Lord. Lucretia Mott writes that she and her daughter Maria Davis have arrived at the home of her nephew George Brown. The baby of George and Mary Brown's son Ellis Brown had died shortly after being born. Partially written over a letter from Mary Yarnall Brown to Lucretia stating that her grandchild had been born and had passed away from a sudden illness.

Subjects: Children--Death; Infants--Death

A00182597. Mott, Lucretia to Lord, Martha, [1879] ?mo ?.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment. Likely written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott talks extensively about food she is growing on her property and food she has been eating for meals. She mentions that Hannah and Robert Haydock's daughter Mary Willis has recently given birth to a son.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Food

A00182598. Mott, Lucretia to ?, [1879] ?mo ?.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment. Letter is damaged and many of the words are cut off. Lucretia Mott discusses recent events involving family and friends. She mentions the recent death of her nephew Walter Brown.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

A00182397. Davis, Maria, Mott to Sister, Roadside, 1880 5mo 17.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside. Maria Davis discusses attending Philadelphia Yearly Meeting with their mother Lucretia Mott. She says, "The whole meeting seemed to resolve itself into a temperance convention," and writes extensively about the topics addressed in regards to temperance and about a few other occurrences. She writes of Lucretia Mott's improved health and their intention to visit William Morris Davis and his wife Ellen, and about their desire to have Martha Lord accompany them on the visit.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955); Temperance; Temperance--Religious aspects; Tobacco; Tobacco use--Prevention; Liquor laws

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182398. Grew, Mary to Mott, Lucretia, Whitefield NH, 1880 9mo 8.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Mary Grew writes that she has learned of Lucretia's failing health and expresses her deep love and admiration for Lucretia and thanks her for all that she has done for her.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Death

Relevant locations: Whitefield (N.H. : Town)

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A00182399. Tilton, Theodore to Davis, Edward M., London, 1880 9mo 20.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

1 page. Theodore Tilton asks Edward Davis to send a photograph of Lucretia Mott to his daughter.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Photographs

Relevant locations: London (England)

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A00182400. Mott, Richard to Davis, Maria, Toldeo, OH, 1880 10mo 11.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

5 pages. Richard Mott thanks Maria Davis for a lovely visit at Roadside with her family, including Lucretia Mott. After closing the letter, he adds that he has received two separate letters detailing Lucretia's failing health, but he is relieved that he has not yet gotten a telegram announcing her death.

Subjects: Davis, Maria Mott; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Toledo (Ohio)

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A00182402. Johnson, Oliver to Mott, Lucretia, New York, 1880 10mo 22.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

7 pages. Oliver Johnson was an abolitionist and newspaper editor. He writes to Lucretia upon learning of her declining health. He reminisces about the days when they worked on antislavery reform and praises Lucretia and all that she accomplished. He also talks extensively about a recently-published book that he wrote.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889; Abolitionists

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

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A00182401. Stone, Lucy to Mott, Lucretia, Boston, 1880 11mo 1.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from the "Office of the Woman's Journal." Lucy Stone writes that Lucretia Mott was "remembered by name" by several speakers at the thirtieth anniversary celebration of the National Woman's Rights Convention in Worcester, Massachusetts. She includes a clipping of a typed resolution lauding Lucretia's work, which was offered by Ednah D. Cheney and adopted by a unanimous vote. Stone then thanks Lucretia for all the work she has done for their cause.

Subjects: Woman's journal (Boston, Mass. : 1870); Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; National Woman's Rights Convention; Cheney, Ednah Dow, 1824-1904; Women's rights

Relevant locations: Boston (Mass.)

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A00182403. Johnson, Oliver to Davis, Maria, New York, 1880 11mo 3.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Oliver Johnson was an abolitionist and newspaper editor. He thanks Davis for her hospitality during his recent visit. He is very grateful to have had the opportunity to see Lucretia Mott one last time before her death.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889; Voting

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

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A00182404. Smith, A.S. to Mott, Lucretia, Philadelphia, 1880 11mo 4.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Mrs. Smith writes that she has recently moved to Philadelphia from West Virginia; she is a "cripple" and is staying at the "Homeopathic Hospital." She says that she learned about Lucretia Mott from someone at the hospital and is writing in the hope that Lucretia will be able to aid her in furtherance of her work, but she does not explicitly explain what her work is. She also writes about needing to have her will recorded.

Subjects: Wills; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00182405. Stanton, Elizabeth Cady to ?, Tenafly, NJ, 1880 11mo 14.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Addressed to one of Lucretia Mott's children. Offers her sympathy over the recent death of Lucretia Mott and discusses Mott's positive influence on the world. Mentions Susan B. Anthony.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Death; Condolence notes; Women social reformers

Relevant locations: Tenafly (N.J.)

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A00182406. Collyer, Robert to Davis, Maria, New York, 1880 11mo 15.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Robert Collyer was a clergyman and abolitionist. Addressed to one of Lucretia Mott's children. Discusses the recent death of Lucretia Mott, her influence and legacy, and his plans to speak about her next Sunday.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Death; Condolence notes; Women social reformers

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

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A00182407. Mott, Richard to Davis, Maria, & Lord, Martha, Toledo, OH, 1880 11mo 17.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Discusses the recent death and funeral of his sister-in-law, Lucretia Mott. Describes the memorial service held for her at his home in Toledo, Ohio.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Death; Condolence notes

Relevant locations: Toledo (Ohio)

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A00182408. Anthony, Susan B. to Davis, Maria, Tenafly, NJ, 1880 11mo 22.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Offers sympathy over the recent death of Davis's mother, Lucretia Mott; encourages Davis and her sister Martha Mott Lord to write Lucretia Mott's biography.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Davis, Maria Mott; Lord, Martha Mott, 1828-1916; Death; Condolence notes; Biography

Relevant locations: Tenafly (N.J.)

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A00182410. Yarnall, Ellis to Maria., 1880 11mo 27.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Possibly addressed to his cousin Maria Mott Davis. Encloses a handwritten copy of a letter extract from Margaret Harrison Yarnall (1827-1899) to her sister Agnes Macdonell. Briefly discusses discourse by Robert Collyer, possibly referring to Collyer's address about Lucretia Mott. Margaret discusses the recent death and funeral of Lucretia Mott.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Death

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A00182409. Collyer, Robert to ?, New York, 1880 12mo 12.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Robert Collyer was a clergyman and abolitionist. Possibly addressed to Maria Mott Davis or Anna Davis Hallowell. Reports that all of his correspondence from Lucretia Mott was burnt "in the great fire." Approves of Mott's biography being written and discusses his address on Mott that was published in the Tribune.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Personal correspondence; Biography

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

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A00182411. Nichol, Elizabeth Pease to ?, 1880 12mo 20.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

7 pages. Elizabeth Pease Nichol was a British abolitionist, suffragist, and social activist. Possibly addressed to Aaron M. Powell (1832-1899). Discusses the recent death of Lucretia Mott and reminisces about multiple abolitionists. Asks him to forward her letter to Edward Morris Davis, whom she discusses throughout the letter.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879; Death; Abolitionists

Relevant locations: Edinburgh (Scotland)

Physical Description

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A00182412. Collyer, Robert to Davis, Edward M., New York, 1880 12mo 27.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

1 page. Robert Collyer was a clergyman and abolitionist. Gives his full permission to print/use his discourse on the recently deceased Lucretia Mott.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

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A00182413. Henderson, Calvin to Mott, Lucretia, Georgia, 1880 12mo 27.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

1 page. Requests Lucretia Mott's aid in helping him prove that women are equal to men. Lucretia Mott had died in November 1880.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Equality

Relevant locations: Dahlonega (Ga.)

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A00182414. Lossing, Benson J. to Davis, Edward M., Dover Plains, 1880 12mo 29.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Benson John Lossing was a prominent historian. Discusses the Nine Partners boarding school which both he and Lucretia Mott attended. Received a letter and signed photograph from Mott a year ago that he offers to copy for Edward Morris Davis. Thanks Davis for the photograph of Mott and mentions owning a photograph of her with Deborah Willets. Recently completed a brief biographical sketch of Mott for a book called "Eminent Americans." Says, "I hope to see the day when woman in law and in society, as in Nation and Equity shall be recognized as the peer of man. Our National Constitution makes her a citizen; an unreasoning prejudice keeps her a vassal. A better day is dawning."

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Portraits; Biography; Equality; Women's rights

Relevant locations: Dover Plains (N.Y.)

Physical Description

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A00182415. Davis, Maria Mott? to Ames, Charles G., undated.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Possibly a fragment. Charles Gordon Ames was a clergyman and abolitionist. Written on a printed leaflet of the Free Religious Association recording the officers of 1880-1881, with Lucretia Mott listed as one of the vice-presidents. Discusses her role collecting and copying material for the development of the biography about her mother, Lucretia Mott. Mentions that Mary Grew is writing a portion of the biography and ask if Ames would like to participate as well.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography; Ames, Charles Gordon, 1828-1912

Physical Description

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A00182416. Davis, Maria Mott? to Grew, Mary, undated.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Possibly a fragment. Written on an envelope addressed to herself. Discusses the development of the Lucretia Mott biography that Mary Grew is helping with. Mentions the poor health of her husband, Edward Morris Davis.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography; Grew, Mary, 1813-1896

Physical Description

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A00182417. Estabrook, Eliza M. to Davis, [Maria Mott], undated.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Copies an extract from Mr. Longfellow's sermon about Lucretia Mott and discusses Mott's recent death.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Death; Women social reformers

Physical Description

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A00182418. Heaton, Jacob to Hallowell, Anna Davis Salem, Ohio, undated.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Copies multiple quotes/extracts from an Ohio Antislavery Register as sources for the development of the Lucretia Mott biography (Anna Davis Hallowell was in charge of the biography's creation). Includes quotes from Lucretia Mott, James Mott, Horace Mann, and possibly John Pierpont. Encloses a published letter by Lucretia Mott to the Woman's Convention of Salem, Ohio, dated April 13, 1850.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Biography; Abolitionists; Women's rights; Congresses and conventions

Relevant locations: Salem (Ohio); Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00182419. Hallowell, Anna Davis to Davis, Maria Mott, undated.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Discusses the development of the Lucretia Mott biography which William Lloyd Garrison Jr. is helping her with (Anna Davis Hallowell was in charge of the biography's creation).

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography; Garrison, William Lloyd, Jr., 1838-1909; Women authors

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A00182420 / A00182421 / A00182508. Lord, Martha Mott to [Davis, Maria Mott], undated.
Box 6
A00182420

4 pages. Written from Briar Hill. Covers recent events and news about family/friends. Explores their options for who could write a biography about their mother, Lucretia Mott.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography; Ames, Charles Gordon, 1828-1912

A00182421

4 pages. Written from Briar Hill. Covers recent events and news about family/friends. Explores their options for who could write a biography about their mother Lucretia Mott.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-

A00182508

2 pages. Fragment. Mentions plans to write to her uncle, Richard Mott, and to her sister Maria Mott Davis. Looks forward to seeing "you all."

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Physical Description

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A00182422 / A00182423 / A00182424 / A00182425 / A00182509 / A00181962. Mott, Thomas to Hallowell, Anna Davis and Davis, Maria Mott, undated.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Mott, Thomas to Hallowell, Anna Davis, n.d. [4 L]

and

Mott, Thomas to Davis, Maria Mott, n.d. [1 L]

A00182422

3 pages. Written from Roadside. Discusses Anna Davis Hallowell's work on developing a biography about her grandmother and his mother, Lucretia Mott, and considers contributing to the project financially.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182423

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Recounts recent events and news about family/friends. Discusses the development of the Lucretia Mott biography (Anna Davis Hallowell was in charge of the biography's creation). Note on the last page by Maria Mott Davis to her daughter Anna Davis Hallowell discussing the expense of printing the book.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Hopper, Edward, 1812-1893

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182424

4 pages. Discusses the development of the biography about his mother, Lucretia Mott. Brief note on the last page from Maria Mott Davis to Hallowell stating that Thomas Mott is satisfied with Hallowell's work on the biography.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Hopper, Edward, 1812-1893; Women authors

A00182425

3 pages. Discusses the controversy surrounding the 1865 integration of public "cars" that gave access to people of color.

Subjects: Transportation; Race relations; African Americans--Segregation; Equality

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

A00182509

4 pages. Possibly a letter fragment. Notes about the creation of a book, possibly the "Life and Letters of Lucretia Mott."

Subjects: Books

A00181962

2 pages. Letter fragment concerning a financial contribution Thomas Mott made to his niece Anna Davis Hallowell towards the development of the Lucretia Mott biography.

Subjects: Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography

Physical Description

5 L

A00182426. Phillips, Wendell to Davis, Edward, undated.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Wendell Phillips was a lawyer and abolitionist leader. Recalls that during the World Anti-Slavery Convention of 1840, Lucretia Mott was omitted from parties for Convention delegates because the host feared that she would be a negative influence on his children. References Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Congresses and conventions; Antislavery movements

Physical Description

1 L

A00182427. Stanton, Elizabeth Cady to Davis, Edward?, undated.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Addressed to one of the children of Lucretia Mott. Discusses the biological sketch of Mott she wrote for the book called "Eminent Women" and offers to help with the creation of the Lucretia Mott biography.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography; Women authors

Physical Description

1 L

Physical Description

18 L.

A00182428. Mott, Lucretia. Mottoes, 1873 2mo 16.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Quotations of Lucretia Mott on religious matters, recorded by one of her children (likely Edward Morris Davis).

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Women and religion; Quaker women; Society of Friends; Quakers--Doctrines; Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830; Quotations

A00182431. Davis, Edward M. to Hallowell, Anna Davis, approximately 1880-1884.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Discusses Lucretia Mott's relationship with Mary Grew in the last decade of Mott's life, especially in regards to the women's rights movement. Also mentions Robert Collyer and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Grew, Mary, 1813-1896; Women's rights

A00182058. Peirce, J.L. to Davis, Edward M., approximately 1880-1884.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Describes his relationship with Lucretia Mott, with a focus on religious matters. Describes a disagreement between Mott and two Quaker elders in 1826. The incident is summarized by accompanying notes from Maria Mott Davis, written on an invitation to an exhibit of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Quakers; Society of Friends

A00181891. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, approximately 1880-1884.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Discusses the biography of Lucretia Mott that Anna Davis Hallowell is writing.

Subjects: Biography; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-

A00182309. Lord, Martha Mott to ?, approximately 1880-1884.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Fragment; possibly addressed to Maria Mott Davis or Edward M. Davis. Shares news of family and friends. Offers to assist financially with the biography of Lucretia Mott that her niece Anna Davis Hallowell is writing.

Subjects: Personal Correspondence; Biography

A00182557. Contributions to biography of Lucretia Mott , approximately 1880-1884.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

5 pages. First four pages likely written by Edward M. Davis. Discusses British actress and author Fanny Kemble, her antislavery activism, and her relationship with Lucretia Mott. Likely sent to Anna Davis Hallowell to be incorporated into the biography of Mott (see page 381 of "Life and Letters of James and Lucretia Mott"). Final page, in the hand of Maria Mott Davis, describes mottos Mott would often add to autographs she sent out in her later years.

Subjects: Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

A00182429. Davis, Edward M. to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1880 4mo 24.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

5 pages. Possibly a fragment. Describes conversations he recently had with "Grandma" Lucretia Mott; quotes her views on the Bible and her own death. Also briefly discusses a visit from William H. Channing. "'Why did you not make notes of Mrs. Mott, what she saw, how she lived, what she did? Oh dear, who has? Who will? She does not want any care taken to have her opinion known…"

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Wrens; Channing, W. H. (William Henry), 1810-1884; Quotations

A00182430. Davis, Edward M. to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1880 11mo 3.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

12 pages. Written over several days. Describes Lucretia Mott's health and activities. Mott died on November 11, 1880.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

A00182432. Osgood, James R. et al. to Hallowell, Richard Price, 1880 12mo 29.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

5 pages. Richard Price Hallowell was the husband of Lucretia Mott's granddaughter Anna Davis Hallowell. Discusses publishing costs and offers advice about publishing a biography of Lucretia Mott.

Subjects: Publishers and publishing; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography

Relevant locations: Boston (Mass.)

A00182433. Davis, Edward M. to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1882 7mo 12.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

8 pages. Discusses the biography of Lucretia Mott that his daughter Anna Davis Hallowell is writing, especially concerning available source material. Also talks about Mott's letter-writing habits and quotes several of her sayings.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Letter writing; Quotations; Biography

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

A00182434. Hallowell, Anna Davis, & Davis, Maria Mott, to Gibbons, Charles, 1882 7mo 25.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

7 pages. Discusses correspondence between Lucretia Mott and Scottish phrenologist George Combe.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Combe, George, 1788-1858; Letters; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.); London (England); Medford (Mass.)

A00182437. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, approximately 1883-1884.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

12 pages. Discusses the biography of Lucretia Mott that her daughter Anna Davis Hallowell is writing, and provides editorial feedback.

Subjects: Biography; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Pugh, Sarah, 1800-1884

A00182435. Davis, Edward M. to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 2mo 15.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Discusses the biography of Lucretia Mott that his daughter Anna Davis Hallowell is working on; gives his opinion on her draft of chapter one. Also discusses the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, referred to as the "old abolition society."

Subjects: Biography; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

A00182436. Davis, Edward M. to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 2mo 19.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Discusses the biography of Lucretia Mott that his daughter Anna Davis Hallowell is writing. Urges her not to worry about the length of the book, but to give it a "Quaker tone."

Subjects: Biography; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

A00182438. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 2mo 23.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Discusses the biography of Lucretia Mott that her daughter Anna Davis Hallowell is writing.

Subjects: Biography; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182439. Davis, Edward M. to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 3mo 9.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Discusses the biography of Lucretia Mott that his daughter Anna Davis Hallowell is writing, especially where she should cite her sources.

Subjects: Biography; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

A00182440. Davis, Maria Mott & Davis, Edward M. to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 5mo 4.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside. Maria Mott Davis discusses the biography of Lucretia Mott that Hallowell is working on and tells her to focus on writing the book and to hire someone to complete her sewing. She invites her to come work on it at Roadside. The next part of the letter is dictated by Edward Morris Davis. He advises his daughter not to feel pressured to complete the book too quickly but rather to take the time she needs to complete the book properly. Maria Davis also briefly discusses a painting of Lucretia Mott commissioned by James Miller McKim.

Subjects: Biography; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182441. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 11mo 7.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Offers Hallowell advice where to publish the biography of Lucretia Mott she is working on; discusses the images that will be included in the book.

Subjects: Biography; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182442. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1884 1mo 17.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Discusses the publication of Hallowell's biography of Lucretia Mott. Goes over several historical details, such as the introduction and integration of horse-drawn streetcars in Philadelphia. See also A00182425.

Subjects: Biography; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182443. Garrison, Francis J., to Davis, Edward M., 1883 12mo 1.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

1 page. Written on the letterhead of Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Publishers. Describes the typical arrangements made between authors and publishers. Edward M. Davis was assisting his daughter Anna Davis Hallowell in the writing and publication of a Lucretia Mott biography.

Subjects: Davis, Edward M., 1811-1887; Publishers and publishing; Authors and publishers

Relevant locations: Boston (Mass.)

Scope and Contents

Cornell, Thomas C. to Lord, Martha Mott, 1880 11mo 21 [1 L]; Cornell, Thomas C. to Davis, Maria Mott, 1880 11mo 28-1881 11mo 13 [5 L]; Cornell, Thomas C. to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1882 9mo 17-1883 7mo 15 [8 L]; and Hallowell, Anna Davis to Cornell, Thomas C., 1883 1mo 24 [1 L]

Physical Description

15 L

A00182444. Cornell, Thomas C. to Lord, Martha Mott, 1880 11mo 21.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Cornell thanks Lord for sending a picture of the house at Brier Hill. Discusses the death, funeral, newspaper obituaries, and old correspondence of Lucretia Mott. Talks about Mary and Nelly, possibly referring to Mary Mott Lord and Ellen Lord.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Death; Personal correspondence; Obituaries

Relevant locations: Yonkers (N.Y.)

A00182510. Cornell, Thomas C. to Davis, Maria Mott, 1880 11mo 28.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses the recent death of their cousin James M. Hicks.

Subjects: Death; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Yonkers (N.Y.)

A00182511. Cornell, Thomas C. to Davis, Maria Mott, 1880 12mo 21.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

1 page. Is sending his cousin the collection of Lucretia Mott correspondence in his possession. Requests a bust and carpet promised to him by Lucretia Mott.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Personal correspondence; Inheritance and succession

Relevant locations: Yonkers (N.Y.)

A00182512. Cornell, Thomas C. to Davis, Maria Mott, 1881 1mo 2.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Discusses sending his cousin the collection of James Mott correspondence in his possession. Is also enclosing some letters of Anna Mott Hopper for her daughter.

Subjects: Mott, James, 1788-1868; Coffin, Thomas; Hopper, Anna Mott, 1812-1874; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Yonkers (N.Y.)

A00182513. Cornell, Thomas C. to Davis, Maria Mott, 1881 3mo 25.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Discusses the collection of Lucretia Mott, James Mott, and Anna Mott Hopper correspondence he sent to her, as well as the journal of their grandmother Anne Mott. Mentions Martha, probably referring to Martha Mott Lord.

Subjects: Mott, Anne, 1768-1852; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Yonkers (N.Y.)

A00182514. Cornell, Thomas C. to Davis, Maria Mott, 1881 11mo 13.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Reports that the volume of old letters arrived safely. Discusses their grandfather Adam Mott (1762-1839), biographies, and their shared genealogy. Plans to send her a detailed Mott family tree.

Subjects: Families; Personal correspondence; Biography; Genealogy

Relevant locations: Yonkers (N.Y.)

A00182515. Cornell, Thomas C. to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1882 9mo 17.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

5 pages. Probably addressed to his cousin Anna Davis Hallowell. Discusses their shared genealogy and encloses a Mott family tree.

Subjects: Mott, Anne, 1768-1852; Families; Genealogy

Relevant locations: Yonkers (N.Y.)

A00182516. Cornell, Thomas C. to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1882 9mo 24.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Probably addressed to his cousin Anna Davis Hallowell. Discusses their shared genealogy and provides instructions for how to read the Mott family tree he enclosed in his letter of September 17, 1882 (A00182515).

Subjects: Genealogy; Families

Relevant locations: Yonkers (N.Y.)

A00182517. Cornell, Thomas C. to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 1mo 21.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Probably addressed to his cousin Anna Davis Hallowell. Discusses their shared genealogy and the family photographs he will be sending to her.

Subjects: Genealogy; Families; Photographs

Relevant locations: Yonkers (N.Y.)

A00182518. Cornell, Thomas C. to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 1mo 30.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Agrees to write an account of James Mott's early life and ancestry after he submits his work on "the beginnings of the Catholic Church in Yonkers" to the local newspaper printers next week.

Subjects: Mott, James, 1788-1868; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Families; Biography; Genealogy

Relevant locations: Yonkers (N.Y.)

A00182519. Cornell, Thomas C. to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 3mo 15.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses their shared genealogy and Anna Davis Hallowell's work developing a biography about her grandparents titled "James and Lucretia Mott: Life and Letters"; says he does not need to be officially credited for his contributions.

Subjects: Mott, James, 1788-1868; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Families; Biography; Genealogy

Relevant locations: Yonkers (N.Y.)

A00182520. Cornell, Thomas C. to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 3mo 23.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses writing an account of James Mott's early life and ancestry, which Anna Davis Hallowell had requested.

Subjects: Mott, James, 1788-1868; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Families; Biography; Genealogy

Relevant locations: Yonkers (N.Y.)

A00182521. Hallowell, Anna Davis to Cornell, Thomas C., 1883 1mo 24.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Asks her cousin Thomas C. Cornell to write an account of James and Lucretia Mott's early life and ancestry for the book she is writing about her grandparents ("James and Lucretia Mott: Life and Letters").

Subjects: Mott, James, 1788-1868; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Cornell, Thomas Clapp, 1819-1894; Families; Biography

A00182522. Cornell, Thomas C. to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 4mo 29.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses Anna Davis Hallowell's work in developing a biography about her grandparents titled "James and Lucretia Mott: Life and Letters" and his contributions to it. Is sending her a pamphlet and paper of his writing that has just been printed. Looks forward to meeting her.

Subjects: Mott, James, 1788-1868; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Families; Biography

Relevant locations: Yonkers (N.Y.)

A00182523. Cornell, Thomas C. to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 7mo 15.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Thanks her for the copy of the "Quaker invasion of Massachusetts." Discusses writing an account of James Mott's early life and ancestry, which Anna Davis Hallowell had requested. Makes plans to meet with her in the future. Includes a note at the top by Anna Davis Hallowell.

Subjects: Mott, James, 1788-1868; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Families; Biography; Genealogy

Relevant locations: Yonkers (N.Y.)

A00182445. Furness, William Henry to ?, Philadelphia, 1880 12mo 7.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

1 page. Furness' sermon will be printed in a newspaper, possibly the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, but he would also like it to be published in a more permanent form.

Subjects: Sermons

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Physical Description

1 L

A00182446. Grew, Mary to Davis, Edward M., 1881?.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Recollects her trip to England in 1840 for the World's Anti-Slavery Convention. Assesses Wendell Phillips's recollections about an incident involving Elizabeth Fry and Lucretia Mott, in preparation for the publication of a biography of Mott.

Subjects: Memory; Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Physical Description

1 L

Physical Description

30 L

A00182447. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1881 12mo 25.
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses the logistics of her recent travel, her Christmas activities, and recent news of friends and family.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-

Relevant locations: Atlantic City (N.J.)

A00182448. Davis, Maria Mott to Lord, Martha Mott, 1882 1mo 26.
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Maria Davis describes working with her daughter Anna Davis Hallowell on the biography of her mother, Lucretia Mott. The two also attended a "Woman Suffrage Con." where they heard Hannah Whitall Smith speak. Davis compares the women's rights movement to the antislavery movement.

Subjects: Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography; Congresses and conventions; Women--Suffrage; Women's rights

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182449. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1882 3mo 24.
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside. Describes minor home renovations and her domestic servants. Also briefly discusses correspondence for the biography of Lucretia Mott.

Subjects: Household employees; Biography; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182450. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1882 6mo 22.
Scope and Contents

6 pages. Written from Roadside. Maria Davis gives news of friends and family and describes a relative's infant.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Infants

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182451. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1882 6mo 29.
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Maria Davis discusses news of friends and family. Briefly mentions that she is forwarding letters written by her late mother Lucretia Mott.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Davis, William Morris, 1850-1934

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182452. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1882 8mo 27.
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Recently attended the funeral of her cousin Benjamin Yarnall at St. Mark's Church in Philadelphia; discusses the service and the preference for "high church" versus "low church."

Subjects: Funeral rites and ceremonies; Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182453. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1882 9mo 14.
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Discusses news of friends and family, as well as carpets, carpet sewing, carpet laying, and her dislike of machine-made carpets.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Carpets; Sewing--Technique; Carpet laying

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182454. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 7mo 27.
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Invites her daughter Anna Davis Hallowell, who is working on Lucretia Mott's biography, to come visit. Shares news of friends and family.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182455. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, approximately 1880-1887.
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Discusses news of friends and family.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182456. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 10mo 1.
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Discusses the biography of Lucretia Mott that her daughter Anna Davis Hallowell is working on; hopes it will be received well.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Biography; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

A00182457. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 11mo 1.
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Discusses news of family and friends, including a recent occasion when her husband Edward Morris Davis rented his hall for a concert or boxing. Describes the life of Fred Pennock, who sells "road machines" in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182458. Davis Maria Mott fragment, approximately 1881-1897.
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Likely addressed to Davis's daughter Anna Davis Hallowell. Literary extracts, apparently from "Blessed Saint Certainty" by William Mumford Baker. "I copy these lines from the novel that Father was reading when thee was here."

Subjects: Literature

A00182459. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 12mo 14.
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Briefly discusses complications in the printing of Lucretia Mott's biography. Talks about her granddaughter Maria "May" Hallowell and various writers and preachers, including Coleridge and Theodore Parker. Mentions that her cousin Fanny Cavender attending a "high ritualistic" Episcopal church because it was fashionable. Briefly contrasts her own "Quaker simplicity" with the "fine city houses" she visits.

Subjects: Christian sects; Printing; Religion--Social aspects; Weddings; Quakers--Social life and customs

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182460. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 12mo 16.
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Discusses the biography of Lucretia Mott that her daughter Anna Davis Hallowell is working on, particularly concerning the style and of editing Mott's letters for publication.

Subjects: Biography; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Literary style; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182461. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 12mo 19.
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Briefly discusses Hallowell's Christmas arrangements and the editing process for the biography of Lucretia Mott that Hallowell is in charge of.

Subjects: Biography; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Literary style; Christmas; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182462. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 12mo 21.
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Discusses Christmas arrangements and the cold weather.

Subjects: Christmas; Personal correspondence; Skating

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182463. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1884 4mo 17.
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Discusses news of family and friends, including the travel plans of Hallowell's daughter Maria "May" Hallowell.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Travel

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182464. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1884 4mo 21.
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Anna Davis Hallowell's biography of her grandmother Lucretia Mott has just been published. Maria Davis discusses various family members' reactions to the book, as well as a newspaper review.

Subjects: Biography; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182465. Davis, Maria Mott to brother, 1884 2mo 8.
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Addressed to Thomas Mott or Edward Hopper. Discusses publication and printing arrangements for the biography of Lucretia Mott that Anna Davis Hallowell has written.

Subjects: Biography; Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Printing; Books--Format; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182466. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, approximately 1876-1880.
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Discusses the family's Christmas activities. "Grandma" may refer to Davis's mother Lucretia Mott.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Christmas

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182467. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1883 1mo 21.
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Year inferred from contextual evidence. Apologizes for hurrying Hallowell in her work on the biography of Lucretia Mott; discusses the writing process. Contrasts Hallowell's book with the one Wendell Garrison is writing about his father.

Subjects: Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182468. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1884 1mo 31.
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Year inferred from contextual evidence. Discusses plans for finalizing Anna Davis Hallowell's biography of Lucretia Mott.

Subjects: Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182469. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, approximately 1881-1884.
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Short note with suggestions for the biography of Lucretia Mott that Hallowell is working on. Mentions a memoir of Mott written by Agnes Harrison Macdonell.

Subjects: Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography

A00182470. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1884 2mo 7.
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Year inferred from contextual evidence. Discusses Anna Davis Hallowell's work on Lucretia Mott's biography, which is almost finished.

Subjects: Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182471. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1884 2mo 12.
Scope and Contents

3 pages. Written from Roadside. Year inferred from contextual evidence. Discusses Anna Davis Hallowell's work on Lucretia Mott's biography, which is almost finished.

"In what thee has written, if there should seem an undue amount of their domestic life--this seemed necessary to counteract a general impression that where a woman is occupied in public matters, her own household becomes secondary."

Subjects: Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182472. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1884 5mo 2.
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Written from Roadside. Year inferred from contextual evidence. Discusses public reception of Hallowell's recently-published Lucretia Mott biography, as well as the publisher's fees. Also discusses Sarah Pugh, who is ill.

Subjects: Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography; Pugh, Sarah, 1800-1884

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182473. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1884 4mo 23.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Year inferred from contextual evidence. Discusses public reception of Hallowell's recently-published Lucretia Mott biography. Also speaks of Maria "May" Hallowell's plans to travel to Europe with Mary Earle and Laura Earle.

Subjects: Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography; Earle, Mary Hussey, 1798-1886

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182474. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, approximately 1881-1884.
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2 pages. Written from Roadside. Shares news of friends and family. Discusses Hallowell's work on a biography of Lucretia Mott.

Subjects: Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1838-; Biography; Personal correspondence; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182475. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, approximately 1874-1897.
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2 pages. Written from Roadside. Discusses news of friends and family.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182476. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, approximately 1876-1897.
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2 pages. Discusses news of friends and family.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

A00182477. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, approximately 1858-1897.
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2 pages. Is sending Hallowell scrapple and cake.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

A00182478. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, approximately 1858-1897.
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2 pages. Very brief note about scrapple, a lecture, and Mr. Alfred Jones.

Subjects: Personal correspondence

A00182479. Davis, Maria Mott to Hallowell, Anna Davis, 1880 1mo 25.
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4 pages. Written from Roadside. Discusses news of family and friends. Her son Henry Corbit Davis recently met a group of Southern politicians, apparently including John Hill Wheeler, who reminisced on the trial of Passmore Williamson.

Subjects: Personal correspondence; Johnson, Jane, 1820?-

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

A00182480. Lossing, Benson J. to Mott, Thomas, Dover Plains, 1881 1mo 1.
Box 6
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Includes a copied letter by Benson J. Lossing from Lucretia Mott to himself 1879-02-22

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3 pages. Benson John Lossing was a prominent historian. Lossing has written a letter to Thomas Mott on the first page and has copied a letter from Lucretia Mott to Lossing (dated February 22, 1879) on the second and third pages. Lossing's letter discusses the possibility of including a sketch of Lucretia Mott in the next edition of his work on "distinguished Americans." Lucretia Mott's letter discusses multiple individuals in the context of the early 1800s, including Deborah (Rodger) Willets, Enoch Dorland [sp], Peter Lossing, and Elias Hicks.

Subjects: Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography; Women teachers

Relevant locations: Dover (N.Y. : Town); Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A00182524. Sewall, S.E. to Davis, Edward M., Boston, 1881 1mo 2.
Box 6
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2 pages. Answers an inquiry about the possibility of using George Bradburn's diary in the creation of a memoir of Lucretia Mott. George Bradburn was clergyman, politician, human rights activist. Sewall states that he has never had any correspondence with Lucretia Mott.

Subjects: Bradburn, George, 1806-1880; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Biography

Relevant locations: Boston (Mass.)

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A00182525. Ross, A.M. to Davis, Maria, 1881 1mo 7.
Box 6
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3 pages. Alexander Milton Ross was a Canadian physician and abolitionist who participated in the Underground Railroad. Encloses copies of two letters from Lucretia Mott to himself. In the letter dated 1875-08-08, Lucretia Mott thanks Ross for his involvement in the abolition movement and Underground Railroad, mentioning his book "Recollections and Experiences of an Abolitionist"; mentions that Mary Ann Day Brown (John Brown's wife) stayed with her during John Brown's trial. In the letter dated 1879-12-13, Lucretia Mott briefly discusses Ross's printed lecture titled "Spiritism" and writes out part of an alphabetical acrostic poem for Garibaldi Ross to practice writing.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Abolitionists; Brown, John, 1800-1859

Relevant locations: Montréal (Québec); Cheltenham (Pa.)

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A00182526. Patton, William W. to Davis, Edward M., Washington D.C., 1881 1mo 21.
Box 6
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1 page. Written on Howard University letterhead, where William Weston Patton was the 5th president. Thanks Edward Morris Davis on behalf of Howard University for the portrait of Lucretia Mott (which was presented by Elizabeth Cady Stanton), saying, "It will be with special pleasure that we shall hang on our walls the likeness of one who identified herself, her life long, with the oppressed of our land; and as we make no distinction of sex, in any of our departments, we trust that from her intelligent and benignant face will come an inspiration to our young women!"

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Howard University; Portraits; Gifts

Relevant locations: Washington (D.C.)

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A00182527. Hanaford, Phebe A. to Davis, Edward M., Jersey City, 1881 1mo 25.
Box 6
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10 pages. Phebe Ann Coffin Hanaford was a Christian Universalist minister, biographer, and women's rights activist. Encloses newspaper clippings and an extract from Rev. Austin's autobiography about Lucretia Mott. Also plans to forward a letter that Mott wrote to her. Requests that her tribute for Mott be used in the book being created ("James and Lucretia Mott: Life and Letters"). Pages 3-8 of this letter are the enclosed newspaper article clippings.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Personal correspondence; Biography

Relevant locations: Jersey City (N.J.)

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A00182528. Dugdale, Joseph and Ruth to Davis, Maria, Mt. Pleasant, 1881 2mo 1.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

2 pages. The Dugdales offer sympathy over the death of Davis's mother, Lucretia Mott, and enclose excerpts of correspondence between Mott and themselves.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Personal correspondence; Condolence notes

Relevant locations: Mount Pleasant (Iowa)

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