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William Kennard diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-038

Scope and Content note

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).

Dates

  • 1841

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

William Kennard (1787-1862) was a Quaker minister from Somerset Monthly Meeting. Belmont County, Ohio. He married Ruth Anna Lytle, and the couple had one child, William Kennard, in 1808.

Extent

0.04 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

MC975.01.048 Jane Rhoads Morris journal

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July 2015.
Title
William Kennard diary, 1841
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
July 2015
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Language of description note
English

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