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James Emlen journal

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-021

Scope and Content note

This collection contains a single photocopy of James Emlen's journal, dated 1794. The diary details Emlen's travels in rural Pennsylvania to small towns and settlements of fellow quakers. Entries often describe tensions and interactions between the white settlers and the Native American populations. Treaties between white settlers and native groups are also discussed.


  • 1794

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

James Emlen (1760-1798) was born circa 1760, the son of George and Ann Emlen. Emlen managed a grist-mill and purchased property at Middletown, in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Emlen married Phebe Pierce in 1783, and the couple had six children. In 1798, Emlen attended the Yearly Meeting in Philadelphia, where he fell ill and died at the age of 38.

Source: Dictionary of Quaker Biography


0.042 Linear Feet (1 volume)





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Processed by Kara Flynn, completed June 2015.
James Emlen journal, 1794
Kara Flynn
June 2015
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