Benjamin Coates African colonization collection, 1848 -1880 (bulk 1858-1869).


Bassett, Ebenezer D., 1833-1908. Benjamin Coates African colonization collection, 1848 -1880 (bulk 1858-1869).

Benjamin Coates African colonization collection, 1848 -1880 (bulk 1858-1869).

The collection consists primarily of letters written to Benjamin Coates. The letters reflect Coates' philanthropy, especially as he donated books to the cause of African American/Liberian education. Correspondents include: George N. Allen, E.D. Bassett, George Bethune, Edward Blyden, Robert? Campbell, John E. Carter, Mary Ann Shadd Cary, M.E. Bibb Cary, Thomas Chase, Benjamin Coates, A. Cope, William Coppinger, Alex Crummell, E.B. Darnell, Thomas I. Durante, Frederick Douglass, William Evans, M.H. Freeman, Henry Highland Garnet, I. McD. Gurley, E.M. Gurley, Thomas Hamilton, Robert Harper?, J.D. Harris, Henry Hartshorne, Annie Heacock, W.S. Hilles, Joseph Hobbins, J.I. Holly, Ezra Johnson, Eleanor Ketchum, J.M. McKean, William F. Mitchell, Edmund Morris, J.B. Pinney, G.D. Pike, Evelyn E. Plummer, A. Prince, James E. Rhoads, Robert Carter & Bros., J.J. Roberts, Martin W. Roberts, J.B. Smith, D. Say?, M. Schofield, George L. Stearns, Joseph Tracy, Reuben Tomlinson, Thomas Tucker, Thomas Tucker, Alvin Varner, H.O. Wagoner, D.B. Warner, Jonathan Welsh, William Whipper, G. Whipple, Yates & Porterfield, John Young. In a Miscellaneous folder are: A.S. Barnes & Co., Ohio State Anti-Slavery Society, Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, Union Benevolent Association.

1 linear ft. (2 boxes, ca. 100 items)

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