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White, Francis Toms, 1833-1907



Mordecai M. White (1830-1913) and his brother Francis T. White were students when Friends Boarding School opened. In 1850 they went to North Carolina to free an enslaved family they had inherited, refusing a slave trader’s offer of $10,000 for the family. Mordecai became a bank president in Cincinnati, Francis a broker on Wall Street. Together they were responsible for Earlham’s first quarter million dollars of endowment.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

John T. White Family Papers

Identifier: FMS-72
Scope and Contents The John T. White Family Papers consist of diaries, correspondence, business and legal papers, genealogical material, photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and other writings of six generations of a prominent Quaker family in Perquimans and Pasquotank counties in North Carolina and in Henry County, Indiana. The papers document the daily activities of Quakers in business, education, and family life. They also illustrate the relations of North Carolina Quakers with African Americans...
Dates: 1780-1960

Mordecai M. and Francis T. White Papers

Identifier: FMS-10
Scope and Contents

The White Papers consist of correspondence, legal papers, and photographs as well as genealogical materials. Of special interest are photographs and letters of slaves liberated by the Whites in North Carolina.

Dates: 1731-1950