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Archives & Manuscripts

Mekeel Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1138

Scope and Contents

The collection revolves around the New York Quaker Mekeel family of the 19th century. With Arthur Mekeel (1826-1850) at the core of the collection, letter writers include his parents, Phebe Quinby Mekeel (1800-1861) and Isaac Mekeel (1797-1880) as well as Caleb Mekeel (1793-1859), Joshua Mekeel (1795-?) and others.

Letters often detail issues of family, health and Meeting, but also about farming and business and the Quaker boarding school, Nine Partners in Poughkeepsie, NY. and Friends Boarding School in Providence, R.I. Some discussion of the split between Wilburites and Gurneyites is recorded. There is significant reference to Arthur Mekeel’s health beginning in 1849, resulting in his death the following year.

Dates

  • 1824-1851

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Title
Mekeel Family papers, 1824-1851
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