The Digital Lapidus Collection

Close to one hundred books and documents from the Lapidus Collection are now available on line. Among the manuscripts are a 1699 “Epistle from the yearly meeting of Friends Brethren in Philadelphia”; and a 1789 ship’s cargo invoice of merchandise on the voyage of the Brig Dauphin.Books include “Essay on the African Slave Trade” by William Belcham (1790); an 1816 book by George Pinckard on the “condition of slaves in the British Colonies”; and “Plan of a Settlement to be Made Near Sierra Leone” by Henry Smeathman (1786).

See the Sidney Lapidus Slavery and Abolition Collection here.