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Elizabeth Wilkinson journal

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-085

Scope and Content note

This collection is composed of the single handwritten journal of Elizabeth Wilkinson. The diary describes her religious visit to Friends in America from her home in England. Entries describe her travel from England to Boston on the ship Beulah with fellow Quakers; John Stephenson, Robert Proud, Alice Hall, and Wilkinson's "companion," Hannah Harris.

Upon her arrival in America, Wilkinson's diary entries describe visits to Friends and attendance at meetings throughout Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Rhode Island, New York, and Pennsylvania. Entries also describe Wilkinson's concerns in the ministry.


  • 1761-1763


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Elizabeth Wilkinson (1712-1771) was born at Use-bridge-end in Isell Old Park in Cumberland, England. Her parents died when she was young and she was sent to Ireland and then London. After her return to Cumberland, she married Jonathon Wilkinson. She first appeared in the ministry in 1760. Wilkinson travelled as a minister on religious visits to the American colonies from 1761-1763, and to Scotland and Ireland upon her return from America. She died in her home at Cockermouth in 1771.


0.06 Linear Feet (1 volume)




The Elizabeth Wilkinson journal was purchased by Special Collections, Haverford College in 1923.

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MC 1001 Haddon-Estaugh-Hopkins Papers, 1676-1841

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July 2015.
Elizabeth Wilkinson journal, 1761-1763
Kara Flynn
July 2015
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