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us: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898


  • [Individual was an abolitionist.]

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    • found: His A tribute to the memory of Thomas Shipley, 1836: t.p. (Robert Purvis)
    • found: LC in RLIN, 7/31/96 (hdg.: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898)
    • found: Dictionary of Amer. Negro bio., 1982 (Purvis, Robert, Sr.; abolitionist and civil rights leader; prominent in the organization of the American Anti-Slavery Society at Phila., 1833; member of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery; b. 8/4/1810 in Charleston, S.C.; d. 4/15/1898)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 13, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Purvis, Robert; abolitionist, reformer; born 04 August 1810 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States; attended Pittsfield Academy in Massachusetts; published the Liberator (1831) and Thoughts on African Colonization (1832); joined the American Moral Reform Society; participated in Philadelphia City Anti-Slavery Society and launched the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, Harrisburg (1837); president of the Vigilant Association later restructured as the Vigilant Committee Philadelphia (1839); became prominent as the drafter of The Appeal of Forty Thousand Citizens, Threatened with Disfranchisement, to the People of Pennsylvania (1838), vice president of the American Anti-Slavery Society (1841-1865), president of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society (1845-1850), member of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society (1840-1859); co-organized the Pennsylvania Equal Rights League (1864); was a commissioner of Freedmen's Savings Bank, Washington D.C. (1874-1880); co-founded the American Negro Historical Society (1897); died 15 April 1898 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States)
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    • [Individual was an abolitionist.]
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