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George Churchman diaries

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-011

Scope and Content note

This collection is composed of ten volumes of George Churchman's original, handwritten diaries. Churchman frequently traveled throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and many of his entries describe his travels to visit various meetings and Quaker families from Pennsylvania to as far north as Massachusetts. Entries describe meetings attended and families visited in the various towns and cities that Churchman traveled to, as well as family news, and marriages and deaths within the Quaker community.


  • 1759-1813


Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

George Churchman (1730-1814) was born on October 28, 1730 in Nottingham, Pa, the son of John and Margaret (Brown) Churchman. In 1752, Churchman married Hannah James, the daughter of Mordecai and Gaynor (Llyod) James. The couple had ten children. Churchman was a surveyor by profession, and in 1750 he succeeded his father as clerk of Nottingham Monthly Meeting, and served as clerk for twenty years. Churchman was a pioneer in the promotion of schools for Friends, including Westtown School. George Churchman died on November 18, 1814 at West Nottingham, Pa. at the age of 84.


0.4 Linear Feet (10 volumes)




The George Churchman diaries were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1949 & 1955 by Henry J. Cadbury.

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July 2015.
George Churchman diaries, 1759-1813
Kara Flynn
July 2015
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