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Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery: Minutes and Manuscripts


Title:  Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery: Minutes and Manuscripts

Location:  Northwest Ohio Book Depository; film 326.973 P41m

Format and Number of Reels/Fiche/Cards:  Microfilm; 5 reels

Publisher:  Rhistoric Publications

Content Description:  This was the first society organized to promote the abolition of slavery in what became the United States. It was founded in 1775 under its president, Benjamin Franklin. This collection includes the Society's constitution, minutes from 1797 to 1868 and a collection of manuscripts.

Language(s):  English

Arrangement:  Reel 1) Constitution and minutes, 1787-1816; Reel 2) Manuscripts 1774-1796; Reel 3) Manuscripts 1797-1820; Reel 4) Manuscripts 1821-1862; Reel 5) Manuscripts 1862-1868 plus a history and summary by William J. Buck.

Index/Bibliography:  Each reel includes a brief description of the papers. Reel 5 contains a history and summary by William J. Buck which can be used as an index to the collection.

Subject Categories:  History; Multicultural Studies

Keywords:  abolition, abolitionist, abolitionists, pennsylvania, slavery, benjamin franklin

Time Period:  18th century; 19th century