This collection is composed of the single, handwritten diary of William Kennard. Kennard records his travels through Ohio, Michigan (specifically the newly established Adrian Monthly Meeting), New York, Canada, Connecticut, Vermont and Pennsylvania, including mode of travel by rail, steam and canal boat and coach, and comments on visits to Quaker Meetings and with Friends. The diary gives a view of mid-19th century America and Canada through Kennard's eyes. In Toronto, he observes the "colored man" who was once a fugitive slave (June); machinery for making bricks (Sept. 9).
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William Kennard diary, 1941 (HC.MC.975.01.038), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA. http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/5/resources/738 Accessed November 17, 2019.