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Joseph Elkinton journal transcript

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-101
This collection is comprised of the single photocopy of a typed transcript of the journal of Joseph Elkinton. The entries describe Elkinton's trip from Philadelphia to a Quaker missionary settlement and school called "Tunessassa," among the Seneca in upstate New York, in 1816. His entries describe the preparation for the trip and his travel from Philadelphia to Tunessassa. The location of the original journal in unknown. This item is foldered.


  • 1816


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The collection is open to research use.

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


1 folders (1 folder)

Biographical note

Joseph Pimm Elkinton (1794-1850) was born August 16, 1794 in Woolwich, N.J., the son of George and Beulah Elkinton. He married Sarah Sargent in 1811 at age 17, and the couple had six children together: James (1812-?), William Winn (1824-1880), Elizabeth (1827-?), John (1833-1864), and Joseph (1835-1898). Though Born in Philadelphia, Elkinton lived in Ohio from 1820 to the early 1830's, and was living in Illinois as of 1835. He died in Greene, Illinois in 1850.



Related materials

  • MC 1220 Elkinton family papers
  • MC 1239 Elkinton Waring family papers

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed May 2016.
Joseph Elkinton journal transcript, 1816
Kara Flynn
May 2016
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