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Peter Andrews journal

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-002

Scope and Content

This collection is composed of a single, original, handwritten copy of Peter Andrews’ journal kept during his travels in England during 1755-1756. Entries describe his voyage from Philadelphia to Newcastle, including weather, fellow passengers, and Quaker meetings held onboard. Upon Andrews’ arrival in England, entries describe visits to fellow Quakers, Quaker meetings, and discussions of the state of the Society of Friends in England.


  • 1755-1756


Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Peter Andrews (1707-1756), was born November 20, 1707 in Egg Harbor, N.J. to Edward and Sarah Andrews. In 1728 he married Esther, daughter of Samuel and Silence Butcher. The couple had one daughter, Temperance Andrews, who died while Andrews was in England. In 1742 he was recommended for the ministry and was a minister for the last fourteen years of his life. Andrews was close friends with John Woolman, also a minister, and accompanied him on his first preaching tour to New England in 1747. During his travels in England, Andrews became ill and died at the house of John Oxley in Norwich, England on July 13, 1756 at the age of 49.


0.021 Linear Feet (1 volume)





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Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July 2015.
Peter Andrews journal, 1755-1756
Kara Flynn
July 2015
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