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Scattergood family papers

Identifier: HC.MC-950-158

Scope and Contents

Primarily the letters of the Quaker Scattergood family detailing daily life in the Philadelphia area and touching on issues of dress, there is a also a letter of Joseph Scattergood from Tunesassa, NY in telling of his work with Corn Planter's Native Americans. As well there is a diary kept by Ann Sellers from 1853-1856 and a cookbook, circa 1800.


  • circa 1800-1876


Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

Joseph Scattergood (1774-1824) was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Bacon) Scattergood. He married Ann Rogers in 1801. Scattergood was an Elder of Green St. Monthly Meeting who signed the first letter of concern by the elders of Philadelphia to Elias Hicks regarding the doctrine he was preaching, in 1822. In 1823 he also signed the second letter. Because of this, he was put out of eldership for being "out of unity," but he was later reinstated by the Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting. Joseph Scattergood died June, 1824 in Philadelphia.


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Related materials

  • MC 1100 Scattergood family papers
  • MC.975.01.063 Joseph Scattergood diary

Processing Information

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed March 2016.


Scattergood family papers, circa 1800-1876
Mary A. Crauderueff
March 2016
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