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Rebecca Wright diary

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-093

Scope and Content note

This collection is composed of the handwritten diary and photocopy of Rebecca Wright's religious visit to England and Ireland. Entries provide an account of her voyage to Ireland, her recuperation in Waterford after arriving, her attendance at meetings in Ireland, her travel to Liverpool, England, and attendance at meetings throughout England.


  • 1784, Undated


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Rebecca Wright (1760-?) was born in Dorchester County, Maryland to William and Elizabeth Wright. Rebecca's father died while she was still young, in 1773, and afterwards, Rebecca and her mother moved frequently throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as indicated by multiple requests for removal certificates from various Monthly Meetings in the area. In 1783, Wright first approached the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting about making a Religious visit. In the 12th month, 1784, Wright set out from Chester, Pa. for her religious visit to England and Ireland, where she attended meetings and visited Quaker families. On her voyage to Ireland, Wright was accompanied by two other Quakers, John Howarth and Martha Mooney.


0.08 Linear Feet (1 volume, 1 folder)





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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July 2015.
Rebecca Wright diary, 1784
Kara Flynn
July 2015
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