In Her Own Right

Hannah Wright Mifflin letter to Graceanna Lewis

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Date created 1859-05-01
Creator Mifflin, Hannah Wright, 1818-1900
Description Hannah Wright Mifflin was a Quaker whose family was involved with the Underground Railroad. She describes the mountain gorge where health and pleasure seekers gather and says the land was reclaimed from "Savage Nations." She speaks very highly of a man who visited them named Mr. Bigelow, whom she describes as an "earnest, antislavery man." She also talks about a colored girl named Alice who is staying with them and mentions her desire that they "keep her" with them as a domestic.
Size 4 pages
Type text
Subjects Indians of North America | Quakers | Paper industry
Geographical location Adams County (Pa.); Mount Holly Springs (Pa.)
Language English
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Local Identifier A00179503
Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Rights Please cite appropriately, crediting Lewis-Fussell Family Papers, SFHL-RG5-087, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College as the source and indicating the identifier of the item, A00179503. This work is believed to be in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States. For more information, see