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Nelson, David Fox


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David Fox Nelson scrapbooks

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0109
Abstract The collection consists of five scrapbooks assembled between 1869 and 1890 by David Fox Nelson, an African American man who escaped from slavery in North Carolina as a child and eventually arrived in New York, where he worked for the post office for several decades. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings covering a wide range of topics, especially subjects of particular significance to African Americans in the Reconstruction era. One scrapbook contains correspondence from Nelson’s...
Dates: 1863-1879, 1883, 1890-1895