Drinker, Elizabeth Sandwith
- Existence: 1734 - 1807
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Content note The collection includes unbound typed transcripts of Drinker’s original diaries, from 1758-1800, though the diaries from 1787-1788 are missing. The diaries are composed of Elizabeth’s personal reflections of the day-to-day life of a wealthy Quaker woman in colonial Philadelphia. The majority of Elizabeth’s entries detail her daily life, including social calls with other Quaker families and individuals, the births, deaths, and marriages within her community, and attendance at, and descriptions...
Scope and Contents note This collection contains letters exchanged between Henry and Elizabeth Drinker during Henry’s 1777-1778 exile to Winchester, Virginia. The correspondence spans fairly consistently over this nearly year-long imprisonment, and each letter is accompanied by a typed transcript. The letters discuss Drinker’s imprisonment, including information about his fellow prisoners, his heath and mental wellbeing, and the politics of his imprisonment. Drinker also makes repeated appeals to be kept updated about...