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Levi Coffin Collection

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Levi Coffin Collection, 1825-1876 | Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives

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Title: Levi Coffin Collection, 1825-1876Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: FMS/054

Extent: 1.0 Boxes. More info below.

Subjects: Anti-Slavery Movements, Antislavery Movements, Underground Railroad

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of papers found in the attic of the Coffin house in Fountain City (1825-42), a copy of Coffin's will, numerous clippings relating to Levi Coffin and the Coffin house in Fountain City, and papers of the family of Levi's cousin Emory Dunreith Coffin (1824-63), whose daughter Louisa May was the ghostwriter for Levi Coffin's Reminiscences (1876).

Collection Historical Note

Levi Coffin (1798-1877) was an Orthodox Quaker merchant of Guilford County, NC, Newport IN, and Cincinnati. He is best known for his anti-slavery work, especially his work on the Underground Railroad.

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Anti-Slavery Movements
Antislavery Movements
Underground Railroad

Administrative Information

Repository: Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 box

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions: Some materials may be protected by copyright. Permission to reproduce and to publish for commercial purposes must be requested from the Archivist.

Acquisition Source: Collection acquired before 1975.

Preferred Citation: <item>, Levi Coffin Collection, Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives, Richmond IN


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Folder 1: Documents from house, 1825-1842Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: House Newsletters, brochures, etc.Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Essay Contest, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Emory D. Coffin PapersAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Will, 1877Add to your cart.
Folder 6: A Set of Architectural Drawings of the Levi Coffin House (Other Sets are at the Wayne Co. Museum)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Newspaper clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Secondary SourcesAdd to your cart.


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