This collection is composed of the single, handwritten diary of William Thompson. Entries are largely related to his family's grocery business, family news, illness, social calls, and Quaker meetings he attended. He occasionally also describes Quakers from England and Ireland making religious visits to America.
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William Thompson (1840-1918) was born circa 1840 in Belfast, Ireland, to George and Isabella Thompson. As a young man, Thompson worked in his family's grocery shop. After immigrating to the United States in 1870, Thompson married Susan Taber in New Bedford, Mass. on November 3, 1875. Thompson was a member and minister of New Bedford Monthly Meeting, and he and his wife Susan spent many years in Europe and the Middle East making religious visits and working at foreign missions in England, Norway, and Palestine, including a year spent at the Ramallah Friends mission in Palestine.
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William Thompson diary (HC.MC.975.01.080), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA. http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/5/resources/762 Accessed December 08, 2019.