Library Company of Colored Persons, Philadelphia

(From Paulson’s Philadelphia Advertiser)


We,  the people of color of this city, being deeply impressed with the necessity of promoting among our rising youth , a proper cultivation for literary pursuits and the improvement of the faculties and powers of their minds, deem it necessary to state for the information of our friends wherever  situate, that we have succeeded in organizing an institution under the title of ‘the Philadelphia Library Company of Colored Persons.’   ——  The following individuals are duly authorized to solicit and receive such donations on behalf of said Company, as a liberal and enlightened public may feel disposed to bestow: Robert C. Gordon, Jr.,  Frederick A. Hinton, Daniel B. Brownhill,  James Needham, Thomas Butler, William S. Gordon, Robert Purvis, Daniel Colly, James C. Morel, Morris Brown, Jr

                                         (Liberator, March 23, 1833, pg 1)