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The New York Association of Friends for the Relief of Those Held in Slavery and the Improvement of the Free People of Color

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

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The New York Association of Friends for the Relief of Those Held in Slavery and the Improvement of Free People of Color was an association organized in 1839 by individual Hicksite Quakers to support abolition of slavery and the education of Black people in New York City. The first meeting was held 6/1/1839, in the Rose Street Meeting House and other meetings were held in Friends' homes. Thirty-six members are listed in 1840, including Isaac T. Hopper, James Gibbons and Charles Marriott.

The Association corresponded with a similar group in Green Plain, Clark County, Ohio, and with the Association of Friends held in Philadelphia for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery. The Antislavery Standard published accounts of its work.

This small collection contains a minute book (6/1839-5/1843) and loose minutes (1844).

Gift of Milton Hopkins, 1951

Milton Hopkins was the great grandson of Isaac Tatem Hopper

Previously cited as The New York Association for the Relief of Those Held in Slavery and the Improvement of the Free People of Color.

Publisher
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
FHL staff
Finding Aid Date
2001
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Archival Resource Key. Minute book, 6/1839-5/1843.
Othertype SAFE
Physical Description

1 volume

Archival Resource Key. Minutes, 1844.
Othertype SAFE
Physical Description

loose

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