Society of Friends -- Antislavery movement
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Letters of English and American Friends written at the end of the 18th century on topics relating to travel in the ministry in England and the northeastern United States, Friends, and health. Almost all the letters are directed to Quaker minister, James Thornton.
2 printed circulars issued by Edward Tatum, Clerk, from the Yearly Meeting urging financial support for the Freemen's Committee of New York Yearly Meeting.
John Greenleaf Whittier was a New England Quaker poet, journalist, and abolitionist. His poetry, inspired by his religious and moral beliefs, was well regarded during his lifetime, and he was respected by both Orthodox and Hicksite Quakers. The collection contains Whittier correspondence, manuscript poetry, books, photographs and miscellaneous material.
The collection contains a small number of miscellaneous papers relating to efforts within New York Yearly Meeting to support the manumission of enslaved people, abolition, and education of formerly enslaved people, 1778-1870. Most are copies of reports presented to New York Monthly Meeting or to the Yearly Meeting, compiled as a reference file.
This collection includes the 1688 Germantown Protest and the 1696 Merion Protest. The Germantown Protest was the first organized petition against slavery in the Americas. The Merion protest led to the first instance in which Phildadelphia Yearly Meeting addressed the slave trade.