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Sketches of the higher classes of colored society in Philadelphia

Title
Sketches of the higher classes of colored society in Philadelphia / by a southerner.
Author
Willson, Joseph.
Publication
Philadelphia : Merrihew and Thompson, printers. No. 7 Carter's Alley, 1841.

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TextRestricted use Sc Rare 917.48-W (Wilson, W. D. Sketches of the higher classes ...)Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
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Description
116 p.; 17 cm.
Donor/Sponsor
Home to Harlem Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Subjects
Note
  • For authorship, see: Pennsylvania Freeman, 8 Sept. 1841 and 27 Oct. 1841.
  • Signatures: [1]⁴ 2⁸ 3⁴ 4-10⁶
Indexed In (note)
  • Checklist of American imprints,
  • Library Company of Philadelphia. Afro-Americana, 1553-1906 (2nd ed.),
Provenance (note)
  • is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926.
Contents
Preface -- ch. 1. Introductory observations ; General characteristics of colored society -- ch. 2. Remarks ; The higher classes of colored society defined ; State of education ; Young ladies and their accomplishments ; Isolated instances avoided -- ch. 3. General remarks ; Divisions among the higher classes of colored society ; Causes which lead thereto ; Disreputable conduct of parties ; Insincerity of young ladies toward each other ; Breaches of confidence ; Detraction ; Slander ; "Northerners" and "Southerners" ; Another bad feature ; Miscellaneous observations -- ch. 4. Social intercourse ; Visiting ; Evenings at home ; Amusements and conversation ; Evening parties ; Guests ; Hours of retirement ; Habits of temperance at private parties ; General remarks -- ch. 5. Political rights ; First National Convention of People of Color ; Character of proceedings ; Names of delegates ; Improvement of the people of color ; Public meetings, men and measures ; Contentions at public meetings, rivalry, opposition, &c. &c. -- ch. 6. General remarks ; Literary societies ; Philadelphia Library Company of Colored Persons ; Rush Library Company and Debating Society ; Demosthenian Institute ; Minerva Literary Association ; Edgeworth Literary Association ; Gilbert Lyceum ; New association contemplated ; Miscellaneous observation.
Call Number
Sc Rare 917.48-W (Wilson, W.D. Sketches of the higher classes ...)
LCCN
12005913
OCLC
  • 7081870
  • 7081870
  • NYPGR7081870-B
Author
Willson, Joseph.
Title
Sketches of the higher classes of colored society in Philadelphia / by a southerner.
Imprint
Philadelphia : Merrihew and Thompson, printers. No. 7 Carter's Alley, 1841.
Indexed In:
Checklist of American imprints, 41-4765
Library Company of Philadelphia. Afro-Americana, 1553-1906 (2nd ed.), Suppl. 2516
Provenance
Copy in Sc Rare 17.48-W (accession no. B547554) is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926. NN
Local Note
Schomburg Center researchers are restricted to the microform copy in: Sc Micro R-1300. NN
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Added Author
Smythe, James M.
Southerner.
Wilson, William D.
Merrihew & Thompson, printer.
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938, former owner.
Added Title
Home to Harlem Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Research Call Number
Sc Rare 917.48-W (Wilson, W.D. Sketches of the higher classes ...)
IEC (Sketches of the higher classes of colored society)
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