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About meAnthony Benezet (1713-1784) was a native of France who became a Quaker at age fourteen. In 1731 he came to Philadelphia and in 1736 married Joyce Marriott. He was a teacher for most of his life and was active in promoting an end to slavery and the slave trade. He wrote and distributed many papers and tracts dealing with slavery, American Indians and education.

About my libraryAnthony Benezet's personal library was bequeathed to the [Society of] Friends Library upon his death. In 1929 many of the books were given to Haverford College Quaker Collection, where they still reside.

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