Phebe Post Willis Papers

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Phebe Post Willis papers
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Call Number: A.W73
Dates: 1808-1938
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

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Biographical/Historical Note
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Phebe Post Willis papers
Call Number: A.W73
Dates: 1808-1938
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Correspondences and family records of the Henry Willis family of Rochester. Mrs. Willis (Phebe Post Willis), a sister of Isaac Post, was active in the women's rights movement. The collection contains an autograph copy of the minutes of the Woman's Rights Convention held in Rochester, August 2, 1848. Of special interest are the letters of Lucretia and James Mott, Frederick Douglass, and William Lloyd Garrison.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Henry Willis, June 26, 1945.Access
The Phebe Post Willis papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
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[Item title, item date], Phebe Post Willis papers, A.W73, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, 1808-1818
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, 1819-1833
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence, 1834-1835
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence, 1836-1837
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence, 1838-1839
Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence, 1840
Box 1, Folder 7Correspondence, 1841-1842
Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence, Includes undated material
Box 1, Folder 9Family records
Account (written in Biblical style) of the 1804 wedding of Townsend and Amy Rushmore
Copy of obituary notice concerning Andrew Underhill who died on January 20, 1823
Certificate of merit in penmanship, presented to Isaac Willis, 1836
Receipt related to the settlement of Henry Willis's estate, 1870
Two copies of Memorandum of Partnership between Edmund P. Willis, James E. Spencer and Hallowell and Willis, 1871
An indenture between Mr. and Mrs. Edmund P. Willis and the Robbins and Willis Co., 1877
Box 1, Folder 10Elias Hicks photograph
Box 1, Folder 11Miscellaneous
Box 1, Folder 12Women's Rights Convention, 1848
Manuscript and typescript of the minutes taken at the Women's Rights Convention held in Rochester, NY on August 2, 1848. Probably in the hand of Amy Post.



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