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Elfreth, Jacob R. Jr., 1837-1924

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1837 - 1924

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Elfreth family commonplace books

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-010
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of five volumes of the commonplace books of various members of the Elfreth family, including: Rebecca P. Elfreth, Jacob R. Elfreth Sr., Jacob R. Elfreth Jr,. and Jane P. Elfreth. The volumes include poetry, extracts, pressed leaves and flowers, and clippings of illustrations.

“Some Notes on Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Extracted by Jacob R. Elfreth of Landsdowne, Penna. From his Diary”

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-123
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript of Jacob R. Elfreth’s notes on Philadelphia Yearly meeting, as well as correspondence related to the manuscript.

Jacob R. Elfreth account book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-009
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume account book of Jacob R. Elfreth, who served for many years as the treasurer of the Darby Preparative Meeting. This volume was the record kept by Elfreth as treasurer of the meeting and includes names of members and their occupations, and cash balances for each member.

Jacob R. Elfreth Jr. diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-020
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of 64 volumes of the bound, handwritten diaries of Jacob R. Elfreth, Jr. Early diaries, from 1861-1867, focus on military movement and battles during the Civil War, reactions to President Lincoln's assassination, and the political tensions during the aftermath of the war. The majority of entries detail day-to day activities; family news, news of Elfreth's carpet business, attendance at Quaker meetings, social calls, accounts of weather, and births,...