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Levi Coffin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: FMS-54

Scope and Contents

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).

Dates

  • 1825-1876

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical or Historical Information

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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Extent

1.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Source of Acquisition

Collection acquired before 1975.
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Repository Details

Part of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives Repository

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