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Patterson Family Medical Receipt

Receipt for medical services (visit and medicine) by a local physician, Dr. G. W. Caldwell, to a slave, in 1862. William Patterson paid $10 for the doctor's services. It is unknown whether the slave was owned by Patterson or if he was acting on…

Slave Population of the United States: 1790-1854

A statistical breakdown of the enslave population of the United States between 1790 and 1854. This accounts for gender and age demographics, population by region and state, and the mortality rate by state. This document also shows the enslaved…

Proceedings of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, relative to the prevention of the introduction and spreading of contagious diseases

This document provides an account of the proceedings surrounding enslaved people that died during the Middle Passage.

A Tour from Gibraltar to Tangier, Sallee, Mogodore, Santa Cruz, Tarudant; and Thence Over Mount Atlas to Morocco: Including a Particular Account of the Royal Harem, Etc

This account shows the medical beliefs in Morocco surrounding leprosy, particularly in the enslaved Moor population.

Observations on the scurvy: with a review of the theories lately advanced on that disease ; and the opinions of Dr. Milman refuted from practice

This document provides an account of scurvy seen among enslaved peoples during the Middle Passage. This document also shows the author's belief that some of the ailments could be contributed to the trauma of the slave trade and their capture.

Excerpts from A Visit to the United States in 1841

These are excerpts from Joseph Sturge's book, A Visit to the United States in 1841, and they show what he saw on his visit to the United States. He promoted for the abolition of slavery in the U.S. especiallly after his visit.

A Group of Philadelphia Abolitionists, offset lithograph by F. Gutekunst, ca. 1851

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This image shows a group of Philadelphia abolitionists including Robert Purvis. There is also Lucretia Mott who was a women suffragette and abolitionists.

Appeal of forty thousand citizens, threatened with disfranchisement, to the people of Pennsylvania. Was in response to the Reform Convention.

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This is a manuscript of the writing of Robert Purvis in response to Pennsylvania trying to pass laws to restrict African Americans.

The memorial statue of Joseph Sturge

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The statue is in memory of Joseph Sturge at his home city of Birmingham, England.

Condemnation of Slavery published in Philadelphia

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A photo of Benjamin Lay's publication of abolishing slavery and advocating for anti-slavery through Christian means.