About the Lucretia Coffin
Mott Papers Project
Established in October, 1997, the project has published the Selected Letters of
Lucretia Coffin Mott. The edition has been published
by University of Illinois Press. To purchase a copy call sales for UIP at 800-545-4703. The 200
selections provide a critical woman's perspective on the important issues of
the time: slavery, women's position in society, religious freedom, and the
philosophy of non-resistance. Included in the volume is a calendar of all
letters located to or from Mott. Our project has established a database
of 1,436 documents which includes all known letters to and from Lucretia
Funds were granted by the National
Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Sponsorship has been provided by the Friends Historical
Library of Swarthmore College,
and the History Departments of Claremont
Graduate University and Pomona
College. In addition, NHPRC awarded the project its annual
editing fellowship for 1998-99.
The editor, Beverly Wilson Palmer, has completed two previous editing projects: two-volume editions of The Selected Letters of Charles Sumner (Northeastern University Press, 1990) and The Selected Papers of Thaddeus Stevens (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997, 1998).
Holly Byers Ochoa (M.A., History, City University of New York, 1977), associate editor, was also associate editor on The Selected Papers of Thaddeus Stevens and The Salmon P. Chase Papers, volume 5 (Kent State University Press, 1998).
Margaret Hope Bacon, author of Valiant Friend: The Life of Lucretia Mott (currently in its second edition), served as a project consultant.
Jennifer Hillman Helgren (M.A., History, Claremont Graduate University, 1999),
a doctoral student at CGU, served as a research assistant.