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Collection Scope and Content Note

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.

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