Sharpless Family papers
Scope and Contents
Included also are testimonies from Concord Monthly Meeting concerning Edith Sharpless Kite; a minute from Concord Quarterly Meeting; holograph and printed petitions from the young people to Philadelphia meeting, 1748; a diary and two letters from Mary Passmore concerning a religious trip made in Virginia and North Carolina with Mary Kite and Pennock Passmore; and letters to Edith Sharpless, later Kite, from school friends. Letters comprise the bulk of materials, with those of Mary Kite making up more than half of the total. Dates of letters are from about 1800 to 1875, with the bulk between 1800-1861. Includes the papers of Edward G. Smedley, ca. 1836-1908, dealing with his experiences as a conscientious objector during the Civil War, 1863-1866 are in box 3.
Biographical / Historical
Mary Kite (1792-1861) was a minister in the Society and traveled extensively. Edward Smedley (ca. 1836-1908) was a conscientious objector during the Civil War.
1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
- Sharpless Family papers, 1748-1875
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