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Arthur Tappan Letter

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Tappan, Arthur, 1786-1865.
Title: Arthur Tappan Letter
Inclusive Dates: 1842
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Letter from the American abolitionist to Henry and Thomas Davis of Syracuse, New York.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Arthur Tappan (1786-1865) was an American abolitionist. He was the brother of Ohio Senator Benjamin Tappan and abolitionist Lewis Tappan.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Arthur Tappan Letter consists of a single outgoing letter addressed to Henry and Thomas Davis of Syracuse, New York. The letter concerns financial transactions with someone named Hasbrook.

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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.

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Related Material

See also the Lewis Tappan Letter for correspondence of his brother.

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Subject Headings


Tappan, Arthur, 1786-1865.


Syracuse (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Arthur Tappan Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transfer from Rare Books, 1971.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 6 Oct 2010
Revision history:

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SC 606 Davis, Henry and Thomas 1842

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