Foster, Abby Kelley, 1811-1887

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With husband, Stephen S. Foster, active in antislavery movement during the 1830s; married 1845, one daughter, Alla, b. 1847; residents of Worcester, Mass., after 1847; traveled extensively promoting anti-slavery cause, later women's rights, and other 19th century social issues.

From the description of Kelley-Foster papers, 1837-1893 (bulk 1837-1887). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70925918

Abigail Kelley Foster, wife of Stephen Symonds Foster (1809-1881) and noted antislavery partisan and women's rights advocate, was an active correspondent and lecturer on behalf of reform movements in the middle of the 19th century.

From the description of Papers, 1836-1891. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 122505572

From the description of Papers, 1836-1891. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259350

American abolitionist and feminist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Worcester, Mass., [year not specified] Feb. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639949915

Abby Kelley Foster was a strong proponent of the anti-slavery and women's movements.

From the description of ALS, 1852 April 23 : Livonia, [N.Y.] to a friend. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 29631860

Foster was an abolitionist and woman's rights lecturer in New England.

From the description of Letter, 1844. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007287

Abigail Kelley Foster (1811-1887), abolitionist and women's rights lecturer, was the wife of Stephen Symonds Foster (1809-1881). She was an active lecturer and correspondent during the middle period of the nineteenth century and influenced many notable reformers of the period.

From the description of Papers, 1837-1893. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 214071222

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creatorOf Foster, Abby Kelley, 1811-1887. Autograph letter signed : Worcester, Mass., [year not specified] Feb. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Foster family. Papers, 1827-1982 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Sophia Smith Collection. Women's Rights Collection, 1789-1999 (ongoing) (bulk 1846-1983). Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Letters, 1839-1924 (inclusive), 1839-1891 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Foster, Abby Kelley, 1811-1887. Papers, 1837-1893. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Hudson family. Papers, 1825-1865. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Foster, Abby Kelley, 1811-1887. Letter, 1844. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Baldwin, John D. (John Denison), 1809-1883,. Daguerreotype collection 1839-1900. Gadsden Public Library
creatorOf Post, Calysta. ALS, 1846 [torn mo.] 15, Bainbridge, [Ohio] to Roswell Cushman / Calysta and H. Post. Haverford College Library
referencedIn National American Woman Suffrage Association Records, 1839-1961, (bulk 1890-1930) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Foster, Abby Kelley, 1811-1887. ALS, 1852 April 23 : Livonia, [N.Y.] to a friend. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Gerrit Smith Papers, 1762-1962 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn National American Woman Suffrage Association. National American Woman Suffrage Association records, 1839-1961 bulk (1890-1930). Library of Congress
creatorOf Abby Kelley Foster papers, 1837-1887 [manuscript] Haverford College Library
creatorOf Foster, Abby Kelley, 1811-1887. Papers, 1836-1891. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Tatnuck Ladies' Sewing Circle. Records, 1847-1950. Gadsden Public Library
creatorOf Foster, Abby Kelley, 1811-1887. Papers, 1836-1891. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Edward Morris Davis papers, 1830-1941 (inclusive), 1837-1850 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Abby Kelley, Stephen, and Alla Foster letter collection, 19th century. Worcester Historical Museum
creatorOf Foster, Abby Kelley, 1811-1887. [Kelley-Foster papers [microform]; correspondence of Mr. and Mrs. Foster relating to the abolition of slavery, ca. 1838-68] HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Pennypacker, E. F. (Elijah Funk), 1804-1888. Letters, 1839-1861. Swarthmore College, FRIENDS HIST LIBR
referencedIn Chase family. Papers, c. 1787-c. 1915. Gadsden Public Library
creatorOf Foster, Abby Kelley, 1811-1887. Kelley-Foster papers, 1837-1893 (bulk 1837-1887). Worcester Historical Museum
referencedIn National American Woman Suffrage Association. National American Woman Suffrage Association records, 1839-1961 (inclusive), 1890-1930 (bulk), [microform]. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hamilton Library
referencedIn Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906. Abby Kelley Foster correspondence, 1837-1887. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Fuller, Harriet deGarmo. Harriet deGarmo Fuller papers, 1852-1857. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. Bowditch Family Papers, 1712-1927. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn National American Woman Suffrage Association. National American Woman Suffrage Association records, 1839-1961 (inclusive), 1890-1930 (bulk), [microform]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Foster, Abby Kelley, 1811-1887. ALS : Millbury [Mass.], to M[aria] W[eston] Chapman, Boston, [18]40 Dec. 21. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
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associatedWith American Anti-Slavery Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. person
associatedWith Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885. person
associatedWith Chase family. family
correspondedWith Davis, Edward Morris, 1811-1887 person
associatedWith Foster, Abigail Kelley, 1810-1887. person
associatedWith Foster, Alla Wright, b. 1847. person
associatedWith Foster family. family
associatedWith Foster, Paulina Wright, 1847-1925. person
associatedWith Foster, Stephen S. (Stephen Symonds), 1809-1881. person
associatedWith Fuller, Harriet deGarmo. person
correspondedWith Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 person
associatedWith Heaton, Jacob, 1809-1888. person
associatedWith Historical Records Survey (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Holley, Sallie, 1818-1893. person
associatedWith Hudson family. family
associatedWith Hutchinson family. family
associatedWith Hutchinson Family (Singers). corporateBody
associatedWith Liberty Party. corporateBody
associatedWith Liberty Party (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith National American Woman Suffrage Association. corporateBody
associatedWith New England Non-Resistance Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Pennypacker, E. F. (Elijah Funk), 1804-1888. person
associatedWith Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. person
associatedWith Pillsbury, Parker, 1809-1898. person
associatedWith Post, Calysta. person
associatedWith Quincy, Edmund, 1808-1877. person
associatedWith Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874 person
associatedWith Society of Friends. corporateBody
correspondedWith Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902 person
associatedWith Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893. person
associatedWith Tatnuck Ladies' Sewing Circle. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Works Progress Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith Vassar College. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Hampshire
United States
Worcester (Mass.)
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New York
Massachusetts--Worcester
United States
Ohio
Worcester (Mass.)
Massachusetts
Ohio
New York (State)
Subject
Women--Correspondence
Antislavery movements
Society of Friends
Women's rights
Children--Correspondence
Slavery
Abolitionists
Courtship
Slavery--Anti-slavery movements
African Americans
Occupation
Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Worcester
Women abolitionists--Massachusetts--Worcester
Women human rights workers--19th century.--United States
Human rights workers--19th century.--United States
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Birth 1811-01-15

Death 1887-01-14

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