In Her Own Right

Lucretia Mott Manuscripts

Date created 1831-01-01 – 1959-01-01
Creators Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880
Abstract Lucretia Mott has long been recognized as the center of Philadelphia's abolitionist and reform community, and thus this collection is crucial for understanding not only her own work but also activism in the region and nation. In particular, her papers document the role of women in the abolitionist movement and the relationship between abolitionism and the 19th-century women's rights movement.
Description The vast majority of this collection is made up of letters to and from Lucretia Mott, as well as third-party correspondence. As much newsy as political, Mott's letters to family and friends discuss daily goings-on, health, travel, etc., in addition to her reform work. A significant portion of her letters, especially outgoing, are copies of documents held in other repositories. The portion of the most concentrated interest is her diary from the 1840 World's Antislavery Convention, which speaks in detail about women's treatment both at the convention and in the movement more generally.
Research interest Lucretia Mott has long been recognized as the center of Philadelphia's abolitionist and reform community, and thus this collection is crucial for understanding not only her own work but also activism in the region and nation. In particular, her papers document the role of women in the abolitionist movement and the relationship between abolitionism and the 19th-century women's rights movement.
Size 2.5 lf
Geographical location
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Contributing institution Friends Historical Library: Swarthmore College
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