A map of the Yearly Meeting of Friends for New England : 1850


A map of the Yearly Meeting of Friends for New England

Item Information

Title:
A map of the Yearly Meeting of Friends for New England : 1850
Description:
The anti-slavery movement had a long history and many voices. One of the earliest and most vocal was from the Quakers, first in Pennsylvania but also in New England and the Ohio River Valley. Although various New England denominations and societies were involved in the anti-slavery movement, this map showing Quaker meeting houses in New England not only underscores their rhetoric against slavery but also their involvement in assisting slaves to escape their bondage. By comparing this map with maps of the Underground Railroad, it is possible to see a strong correlation between the meeting houses and communities involved with the railroad.
Engraver:
Smith, George Girdler, 1795-1878
Creator:
New England Yearly Meeting of Friends
Name on Item:
engraved by George Girdler Smith.
Date:
1850
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Society of Friends--New England
Railroads--New England--Maps
New England--Maps
Places:
New England (area)
Publisher:
[Newport, R.I.] : Yearly Meeting
Notes:
Includes table of references giving towns of meetings, boundaries of quarterly meetings, and railroads.
Extent:
1 map ; 55 x 39 cm.
Scale:
Scale 1:633,600.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_006556
Call #:
G3720 1850 .N49
Barcode:
39999059026524
Terms of Use:
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