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Pemberton Family papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1036

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Correspondence (personal and business) and other papers of Israel Pemberton (1715-1779), James Pemberton (1723-1809) and John Pemberton (1727-1795). They were the sons of Israel Pemberton (1684-1754) and Rachel Read Pemberton of Philadelphia. They were prominent in both Society of Friends affairs and in the Philadelphia business community.

Letters to and from Israel Pemberton are noteworthy for discussing “Friendly Association for the Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures” matters and Indians; letters of James Pemberton deal almost exclusively with business matters and letters of John Pemberton primarily discuss Friends, their activities and business matters.


  • 1741-1789


1 boxes (1 box)



Pemberton Family papers, 1741-1789
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