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.
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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.