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"Account of Isaac Coates, Joshua Sharpless & John Pierce's Visits to the Indian Reservation in Western New York"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-130

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of a single bound volume. The original account was written in 1798 and 1799. This copy, in an unknown hand, was likely written in the latter half of the 19th century. The volume describes Isaac Coates, Joshua Sharpless, and John Pierce's travel to Native American reservations on behalf of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Indian Committee, and the work they did while there.

Dates

  • Undated.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Joshua Sharpless (1746-1826) was born Twelfth Month 28, 1746, the son of Benjamin and Martha (Mendenhall) Sharpless. Sharpless married Edith Yarnall at Middletown Meeting, Pennsylvania, on December 15, 1768. Sharpless had five sons and three daughters. Sharpless later removed to New Garden, Pennsylvania, where he worked towards the abolition of slave holding among Friends. In 1784, the family bought a farm in East Bradford and Westtown townships. Sharpless's first wife died in 1787, and he married Anne Trimble on May 20, 1789. The couple had a son and daughter. In 1798, Sharpless traveled to Cornplanter's village to visit younger Friends who were living there. In 1800, Sharpless and his wife became the first superintendents at Westtown School. Joshua Sharpless died on September 21, 1826.

Isaac Coates (1774-) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 8, 1774, to Jonathon Coates and Jane Longstreth.

Extent

0.06 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

This copy of an account from 1798 and 1799 was written in an unknown hand likely in the latter half of the 19th century. The volume describes Isaac Coates, Joshua Sharpless, and John Pierce's travel to Native American reservations on behalf of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Indian Committee, and the work they did while there.

Acquisition

"Account of Isaac Coates, Joshua Sharpless & John Pierce's Visits to the Indian Reservation in Western New York" was donated to Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College in 1929 by the Friends Library, Philadelphia.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.950.101 Halliday Jackson papers
  • HC.MC.975.01.069 Joshua Sharpless diaries
  • HC.MC.975.07.083 "Some Account of Joshua Sharpless"
  • HC.MC.975.07.132 "Account of a visit paid to the Indians in New York State"

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January, 2016.
Title
"Account of Isaac Coates, Joshua Sharpless & John Pierce's Visits to the Indian Reservation in Western New York," undated
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
January, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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