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Joseph Scattergood diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-063
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.

Dates

  • 1792-1820

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Extent

0.125 Linear Feet (1 volume)

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.

Acquisition

Unknown.

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.
Title
Joseph Scattergood diary, 1792-1820
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
July 2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

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