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John Woolman diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-092

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of a single photocopy of John Woolman's diary from his voyage to England in 1772, the original manuscript of which is held at the Mount School, York, United Kingdom. Entries discuss Woolman's travel with Samuel Emlen, including preparations for the voyage, description of weather conditions, conditions on board, religious reflection, and reflection on the slave trade.

Dates

  • 1772

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

John Woolman (1720-1772), a birthright Quaker, was born near Mount Holly, New Jersey, the son of Samuel Woolman and Elizabeth Burr. Woolman was a Quaker minister and abolitionist. Woolman was the fourth of 13 children. His father was a farmer, and the family was of middling status. Woolman received about ten years of schooling and for the rest of his life read voraciously and pursued his own education. He worked as a teacher and did legal work writing wills and contracts. Woolman also worked as a tailor. At age 36, he withdrew from business altogether, devoting his energies to religious work. Woolman died on October 7, 1772, in Yorkshire, England.

Extent

0.0080 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

John Woolman's diary from his voyage to England in 1772, the original manuscript of which is held at the Mount School, York, United Kingdom. Entries discuss Woolman's travel with Samuel Emlen, including preparations for the voyage, description of weather conditions, conditions on board, religious reflection, and reflection on the slave trade.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.851 American Friends letters collection
  • HC.MC.950.185 John Woolman papers
  • HC.MC.968 Allinson family papers
  • HC.MC.1005 Amelia M. Gummere papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July, 2015.
Title
John Woolman diary, 1772
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
July, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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