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John Letchworth Kite journal

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-040

Scope and Contents note

This collection is composed of the original, handwritten, single volume journal of John Letchworth Kite. Journal entries largely describe Quaker Meetings in detail, including the names of each person who spoke at meeting, what their message was, and how Kite felt about each particular message. In addition to detailed descriptions of Meetings, Kite's entries also include his own personal spiritual and religious reflections.


  • 1847-1848


Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

John Letchworth Kite (1798-1878) was born in 1798 in Philadelphia, PA to Benjamin Kite and Rebecca Walton. He married Mary Lord in 1818, and the couple had nine children; Alban Kite, Ann Kite, Lydia Kite, Sarah Kite, John Kite, Benjamin Kite, James Kite, and Rebecca Cade Kite. Kite was a Quaker and a member of the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. Kite died on November, 13th, 1878.


0.08 Linear Feet (1 Volume)





Related Materials

  • MC 950.117 Letchworth family correspondence
  • MC 1111 Sharpless-Kite family papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July 2015.
John Letchworth Kite journal, 1847-1848
Kara Flynn
July, 2015
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