Ichabod Codding Papers
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Ichabod Codding (1810-1866), a Congregational minister, was active in the anti-slavery movement. He was born in New York, and attended Middlebury College. He moved to the Midwest in 1842 and was involved in politics in Illinois.
The collection contains biographical materials, manuscript sermons, speeches, and notes, correspondence received (1830-1866), publications, and reference materials of Ichabod Codding. Includes information on abolition, John Brown, Owen Lovejoy, Abraham Lincoln, and Republican politics in Illinois in the mid 19th century. Of particular interest is Codding's correspondence which includes letters from Owen Lovejoy, Salmon P. Chase, Francis Gillette, Charles Sumner, and William Cullen Bryant. There are also letters from R.G. Wells and A. Mahon on Williams College and Oberlin in 1835.
This collection is divided into six series:
- Biographical material
- Printed material by Ichabod Codding
- Printed material about Ichabod Codding's writings
- Reference Material
For current information on the location of materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Donor: Mary Preston Codding Bourland
Papers sorted and filed in document boxes and placed in Record Group 5
- Codding, Ichabod, 1810-1866
- Brown, John, 1800-1859
- Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
- Lovejoy, Owen, 1811-1864
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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- 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
Friends Historical Library believes all of the items in this collection to be in the Public Domain in the United States, and is not aware of any restrictions on their use. However, the user is responsible for making a final determination of copyright status before reproducing. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/.