The Papers of Lewis Tappan
Title: The Papers of Lewis Tappan
Location: Jerome Library Main Microforms; film E 449 .T18 A3x
Format and Number of Reels/Fiche/Cards: Microfilm; 7 reels
Publisher: Library of Congress
Content Description: Reproductions of papers of Lewis Tappan (1788-1873), who was a merchant and abolitionist. He published the Journal of Commerce in New York City and was a founder of the New York Anti-Slavery Society, the American Anti-Slavery Society, and the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. He was a member of the committee which tried to free the slaves on the Amistad. The papers include correspondence, letterbooks, journals, notebooks, clippings, photocopies, notes, etc. Although his business dealings are included, the bulk of the papers are devoted to his work to abolish slavery. Some of the people with whom he corresponded were John Quincy Adams, Frederick Douglass, and William Lloyd Garrison.
Arrangement: By series based on physical type: Reels 1 & 2) Journals and Notebooks 1814-1869; Reels 3 - 6) Correspondence; Reel 7) Miscellany, including information about the Amistad case
Index/Bibliography: At the beginning of each reel is a finding aid that lists the materials included on that reel.
Subject Categories: History; Multicultural Studies
Keywords: tappan, lewis tappan, slavery, abolition, antislavery, amistad, abolitionist
Time Period: 19th century