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Lucretia Mott Correspondence

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 28 Sep 2010

Biographical History

Lucretia Mott (1792-1880) was an American feminist and anti-slavery activist. Samuel J. May was an American Unitarian minister and likewise an abolitionist and a proponent of women's rights.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Lucretia Mott Correspondence consists of two letters from Lucretia Mott to Samuel J. May. Both are dated July 1856 from Auburn, New York. Included in the folder are photocopies and typed transcriptions of both letters, and a brief chronology, undated and handwritten, of Mott's life.

Arrangement of the Collection



Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has extensive material relating to Lucretia Mott; to her grandson, prison reformer Thomas Mott Osborne, and his family; to Samuel J. May; and to the issues of women's rights and abolition in and around Central New York. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing of related manuscript collections and to the Classic Catalog for a complete list of printed and cataloged items.

In particular, see also the Osborne Family Papers and the Samuel J. May Correspondence.

Subject Headings


May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871.
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880.


Abolitionists -- United States.
Feminists -- United States.
Women's rights -- United States.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Lucretia Mott Correspondence,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2010.

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