Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Overview This commonplace book is attributed to an unknown member of the Hill family, and includes extracts of "Extraordinary Escape" and a copied letter from the Bishop of London to George the Third at his accession to the Throne. It also includes extracts on various topics, including hypochondriacs, dependents, despair, death, spring, learning, poets, fiction, friends, pride, ambition, religion, retirement, adversity, affectation, and war.
Abstract In these papers collected by Gulielma Howland are letters or other writings of such notable Quakers as George Dillwyn, Susanna Dillwyn, Samuel Emlen, John Fothergill,, Rebecca Grellet, Hannah Griffitts, Sarah Moore Grimke, Hill family, Margaret H. Hilles, James Logan, Margaret Hill Morris, Milcah Martha Moore, James and John Pemberton,, Daniel B. Smith, John Smith, Margaret H. Smith, Roberts Vaux, Daniel Wheeler and Thomas Wistar.
Dates: ca. 1700-1867
Overview Accounts, correspondence, indentures, and family papers which relate to the descendents of Samuel Shaw (1710-1781), Quaker farmer of Richland, Pennsylvania, and related families including Hill, Heacock, Foulke, and Rawlings. Some of his descendents moved to Ohio and Indiana. Letters from family members in Ohio give details of daily life and customs of Quaker families and sense of the hardships endured on the frontier.