Anti-Slavery

Brockett collection   .3 cubic ft.; 4 v.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 381
Deeds, bonds, accounts, lists, scrapbooks, and letters pertaining to the Irvine family and Albany, Rensselaer and Washington Counties, New York. Deeds from Alexander and Cadwallader Colden. Also, papers pertaining to the Lourie family, of Washington County, including lists from "The Old Town" book (1773-1816) including slave owners, school districts, fire wardens, and town meetings of Albany County. Scrapbooks of John S. Crocker, Warden of the United States Jail in Washington, D. C., relating to President Garfield, Guiteau, the Jail, Washington, D. C. and other topics; letters from Crocker to his wife from Albany, Rikers Island, Libby Prison, Salisbury Prison, and from his stations with McClellan's and Burnside's armies, describing in detail the problems of his commands, his capture, a number of campaigns, and the Battle of Fredericksburg.

Emily Howland papers,1797-1938.   6.8 cubic ft.,

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2681
Collection consists primarily of correspondence; letters discuss attempts to establish schools for escaped slaves and freedmen in the South, abolition, Oberlin College President Charles Grandison Finney's opinion of John Brown and other abolitionists, the women's suffrage movement (especially in New York State), women's higher education, temperance, the Universal Peace movement, the National Arbitration League of Washington, aspects of Quaker life, the Society of Friends, the Freedmen's Bureau, and other issues. Correspondents include Isabel Howland, Caroline F. Putnam, Elizabeth Smith Miller, Sallie Holley, Antoinette Brown Blackwell, Cornelia Hancock, Amanda Sanford Hickey, Rev. John D. Read, Emma V. Brown, Booker T. Washington, Herbert Howland (while traveling in England, France, and Egypt), Hanna Letchworth Howland, Joseph and Richard Tallcott, Samuel Parsons, Ebenezer Burnham, George Lincoln Burr (to Isabel Howland), Lillie Devereux Blake, Mary E. Bowman, Gulielma Breed, Phoebe Hathaway, Henry Ince, J. R. Johnson, Alfred H. Love, E. Nash, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, L. W. Stebbins, and Julia A. Wilbur. Also, papers of the related Tallcott and Howland families, and printed items containing letters and other information concerning the Rev. John D. Read and family.

Gould family papers, 1799-[ca. 1869]   3.4 cubic ft.; 9 v.; 8 o/s flds.; 6 reels microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2033
Diaries, 1799-1832, of Stephen Wanton Gould, concerned with meetings of the Society of Friends, the activities of his family members and friends as well as several public events; extracts from the records of monthly meetings, 1676-1707, held by Rhode Island Quakers; letters, 1862-1868, from John Stanton Gould to his daughter Mary (Gould) Baldwin, relating to the Goulds and the related families, Gould's early life, his interests, and other personal matters; journal, 1866-1869, showing Gould's interest in cattle diseases and grasses, prison reform and other humanitarian aims, and containing many references to his public life and his role in the founding of Cornell University; and microfilm copies of a typewritten copy of a diary, 1851-1862, kept by John Stanton Gould's second wife, Hannah Wright Gould (1819-1912); and Gould family genealogical charts and notes compiled by her granddaughter, Dorothy C. Abbott, including data on related families.

Hatheway family papers   4.6 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2281
Papers relating to the family, personal affairs, and political career of Samuel Gilbert Hatheway (1780-1867).

Hulce family papers, 1773-1899. (579)   4.9 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 579
See Collection Number: 448

Hulce family papers, 1773-1899. (690)   4.9 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 690
See Collection Number: 448

Hulce family papers, 1773-1899.(448)   4.9 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 448
Correspondence, records, contracts, accounts, inventories, surveys, deeds, expository accounts, plans, and other records and material pertaining to the activities of the Hulce family in Deposit, Delaware County, New York. Subjects include their lumbering interests along the Delaware River, the making of potash, a general store business, land speculation and real estate in New York, Pennsylvania, and the west, saw-mills, labor matters, waterpower, and brick-kilning. Areas of their especial interest include education, religion, politics (with particular reference to "Black Republicanism" and the Democratic Party), and temperance. Also included are historical sketches by Martial Hulce describing the early settlement of Deposit and vicinity.

Kaercher and Packer family papers   2.5 cubic ft; 4 v.; 2 museum folders.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 347
Correspondence and other papers relating the life of George Kaercher, who was a divinity student at Burr Seminary in Manchester, Vermont and Western Reserve College in Ohio, and later a minister in Ohio. Also includes papers of the Packer family.

Legal documents - Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania   7 items.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4779
Last will and testament of Colonel Pierre Benjamin Faneuil, Boston, Mass., 1877; ALS Revolutionary War pension request for Tyler Porter, with list of battles, Mass., 1818; New York State Militia Return of Officers... under Command of Brigadier-General Lyman Curtiss, 1834; Beebee & Co. Bullion Exchange Bankers, N.Y. financial statement, 1851; will of Christian Gingery of Warwick, Lancaster County, Pa., includes mention of "mulato Girl," 1778; will of Jacob Rubsamen (?) of Philadelphia, Pa., includes manumission of three slaves, 1792; and will of Brigadier General Christian Febiger, Philadelphia, Pa., 1796. Also clipping with poem about slavery, "The Auction-Block Again - Who Bids?" from the New York Tribune, n.d.

Loomis, Chester papers, 1813-1865.   3.6 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2238
Papers include correspondence, deeds and agreements, personal and business accounts, petitions, drafts of speeches, and resolutions, mainly concerning local politics and patronage, the Anti-Masonic Party, abolitionist agitation, temperance, the use of convict labor, pensions for veterans of the American Revolution and the War of 1812, opposition to the Bank of the United States, and land speculation in Michigan, Wisconsin, and other parts of the Midwest; also, correspondence and legal and financial papers pertaining to a case involving the Geneva & Rushville Plank Road Company (1849-50) and other lawsuits, to the settlement of the estates of the Brackett and James families, Orpha Gates, Oren Green, John Lee, Nathan Pratt, and Royal Stearns, and to Loomis's interest in Geneva College (1827-38), now Hobart College; also, a deed (1813) for land in the town of Gorham from Ann Ellice and her children; bills and tuition and board receipts (1832-34) from Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, Lima, Livingston County, New York, for Loomis's daughter, Amanda; thirty-three Civil War letters (162-64) written from various camps by his son, Charles, Morris O'Connell, Fayette Green, and other area men serving in the Union Army. Other correspondents include the Ontario County Antislavery Society, Skaneateles Antislavery Society, William Ansley, Samuel Colt, William T. Crittenden, Richard Gilbert, James Loomis, Congressman Meredith Mallory, and Augustus Torrey.

May Anti-Slavery manuscript collection, 1749-1933   10.5 linear ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4601
Correspondence and diaries of Samuel Joseph May (1797-1871), an American Unitarian minister and civil libertarian. He was one of the founders of the New England Anti-Slavery Society in 1832 and of the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1833; he also worked for women's rights.

Pratt family papers, 1758-1903   3 folders.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 223
Letters received by Horace L. Edgar Pratt, a Protestant Episcopal rector on Staten Island, New York; also, a Civil War draft exemption certificate issued to John A Kernochan, Sept. 10, 1863; Queens County documents including a four year indenture apprenticing Joseph Lawrence to Effingham Lawrence; a bill of sale selling Joseph, a Negro boy; a receipt for a twelve pound bounty for William Aitken for New York militia service during the Revolutionary War; and a proclamation of Governor George Clinton.

Richmond, Judah L. papers, 1807-1868.   1 reel positive microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 1991
Diary in which preaching in Forestville, New York is described, his attendance at meetings of the Genesee River Baptist Association, the Baptist State Convention (1844), and a meeting of the Liberty Party; also makes an attack on slavery. Letters to Richmond and his wife Julia Ann from Henry Meloy, describing trips through western New York.

Rudin (Gail and Stephen) Slavery Collection, 1728-1893   5.2 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4681
The Gail and Stephen Rudin Slavery Collection consists of newspaper engravings, estate appraisals, wills, legal documents, manumissions, reward for capture of runaway slave advertisements, slave dealer and slave trade manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, slave taxation records, stereoviews and other records documenting the sale, hire, purchase and debt payment of slaves in 18th and 19th century America.

Rudin, Gail and Stephen American presidential collection   6 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6844
Historical letters, documents and ephemera relating to American presidential campaigns from Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama.

Rudin, Gail and Stephen collection of Civil War letters   .8 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4696
Civil War era letters

Selden family papers   .3 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 1655
Personal correspondence of Selden family mambers and additional letters and other papers of members of the related Gale, Hitchcock, and Selden families

Spalding, Lyman A. papers, 1811-1864 (bulk)   .4 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 522
Contains correspondence, manuscripts, records, and publications related to the career of Lyman A. Spalding, a nineteenth-century Quaker merchant and abolitionist who lived in upstate New York. He was co-editor of the newspaper Plain Truth and established the newspaper Priestcraft Exposed and Primitive Christianity Defended.

Tompkins County anti-slavery items   .1 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2735
Petitions to Congress from inhabitants of Tompkins County concerning abolition of slavery in Washington, DC, the annexation of Texas, and other anti-slavery issues, 1836-1845; tax schedules, and photocopies of articles from the Ithaca Chronicle, Ithaca Journal, Trumansburg Advertiser, and The Flag, containing speeches, letters, essays, election results and reports of anti-slavery and Free Soil meetings.

Turner family papers, 1799-1891.   .8 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 689
Chiefly letters written by members of the related Turner, Baker, and Wheeler families, describing their activities as they moved southward and westward from Massachusetts and New York.

Van Schaick family papers   .2 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 393
Correspondence, accounts, receipts, deeds (including deeds for the sale of slaves), wills, inventory, and other papers pertaining to land transactions and other activities of the van Schaick family, including Anna, Anthony, Christina, Gerrit, Jacob, John, Henry, and Gerard van Schaick. Also, a map for the village of Oswego, New York.


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