MG-143. SARAH R. MESEROLL COLLECTION, 1733-1939.
Received from the estate of Sarah R. Meseroll of Washington, D.C., this collection contains papers of the Preston family, chiefly of Buckingham and Plumstead Townships in Bucks County, with a branch located in Stockport in Wayne County. The collection contains correspondence, legal papers, invoices and receipts, essays, poetry, books, lecture notes, and newspapers from several cities. Of interest in this collection are the following anti-slavery newspapers and magazines:
• New York Tribune, May 2, 1865, article entitled "End of Truce-Negotiations in Progress - meeting of the Colored People of Raleigh."
• New York Daily Tribune, May 5, 1865, article on "Colored Troops in Richmond."
• Sunday Times-Advertiser, Trenton, New Jersey, July 25, 1915, article entitled "Crosswicks was once an important station on the 'Underground Railway’ through which fugitive slaves were permitted to make their escape."