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Joseph Scattergood diary

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-063

Scope and Content note

This collection is composed of the single handwritten volume of Joseph Scattergood's diary. Entries describe Quaker meetings, social calls and family news, visits to family and friends in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community, and Scattergood's work as a school teacher.


  • 1792-1820


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Joseph Scattergood (1774-1824) was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Bacon) Scattergood. He married Ann Rogers in 1801. Scattergood was an Elder of Green St. Monthly Meeting who signed the first letter of concern by the elders of Philadelphia to Elias Hicks regarding the doctrine he was preaching, in 1822. In 1823 he also signed the second letter. Because of this, he was put out of eldership for being "out of unity," but he was later reinstated by the Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting. Joseph Scattergood died June, 1824 in Philadelphia.


0.125 Linear Feet (1 volume)





Related materials

  • MC 950.158 Scattergood family papers
  • MC 950.302 Correspondence
  • MC 1100 Scattergood family papers
  • MC 1156 Bacon family papers
  • MC 1250 Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Meeting for Sufferings and Representative Meeting records

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn, completed June 2015.
Joseph Scattergood diary, 1792-1820
Kara Flynn
July 2015
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