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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2156

Lucretia Mott Churchill portrait collection of abolitionists


Photographic portraits of abolitionists, assembled by American collector Lucretia Mott Churchill.


  • Creation: [18--]


.1 linear feet (1 folder in 1 box)

Printed photographs and lithographs of men and women associated with the U.S. anti-slavery movement.

Biographical / Historical

Lucretia Mott Churchill (née Hallowell), 1867-1958, was the wife of Harvard graduate Dr. Frank Spooner Churchill of Milton, Mass. and the granddaughter of abolitionist Lucretia Mott.


Arranged alphabetically by name of subject.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Gift of Lucretia Mott Churchill, Bass River, Mass. in care of Professor H.D. Jordan; received: 1943 Apr. 29.

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In 2020-2021, as part of a conscious and inclusive re-description effort, titles were updated to include a woman’s first name when identified.

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Previously listed as: Mrs. Frank S. Churchill Portrait Collection of Abolitionists (MS Am 2156). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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Shelved with MS Am 2156-2160

Churchill, Lucretia Mott, collector. Lucretia Mott Churchill portrait collection of abolitionists: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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