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Overview Emily Howland (1827-1929) was a Quaker humanitarian and educator who is particularly known for her work with freed slaves in Virginia during and after the American Civil War. A birthright Friend, Emily Howland was the only daughter of Slocum and Hannah (Tallcot) Howland of Sherwood, N.Y. She was educated locally and for a brief period in Philadelphia, and then moved to Washington, D.C. in 1857 to teach at the Miner School for Freedmen. During the war she worked at a contraband camp in Virginia,...
Scope and Contents These papers are mainly the correspondence of Joseph Tallcot, b.ca.1768, d.1853, with family, friends, and other leading Quakers, on subjects including religious education, Friends' schools and publications, the Separation of 1827-1828, the Wilburite Separation, the African American colony at Wilberforce, Canada, African American slavery, and others. They also include essays, sermons, epistles, and articles by Joseph Tallcot; correspondence of Gaius Tallcot, d. ca.1773, and Sarah (Cause-ten)...
Abstract Contains five letters from Quaker educator Joseph Talcot, including one to New York Yearly Meeting for Sufferings and four to Samuel Parsons (1744-1841), long-time elder and clerk of New York Yearly Meeting. The letters deal with concerns of the Meeting for Suffering and providing literature to Friends in remote quarterly meetings.