This collection is composed of four handwritten volumes of William Savery's diaries. The majority of the first volume concerns the Treaty at Canandaigua, but the remaining volumes are all accounts of religious visits Savery made throughout Europe and Britain. Entries generally describe details of travel between destinations, Quaker meetings attended, Quaker families visited, and descriptions of each location's culture, food, language, style of dress, and form of local government.
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William Savery (1750-1804) was born September 14, 1750 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of William and Mary (Peters) Savery. Educated in local schools, Savery was then apprenticed in the tanning industry. He was a business Friend of Philadelphia and a prominent minister. In 1778, he married Sarah Evans. Savery was first recognized a minister 1781, and traveled on religious visits throughout America and Europe. In 1796, Savery traveled to England via Germany, France, and the Netherlands. He went on to visit Scotland and Ireland in the same trip. Soon after returning to America, Savery became ill. He died on June 19, 1804 in Philadelphia, Pa.
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William Savery diaries (MC.975.01.061), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA. http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/5/resources/778 Accessed December 13, 2019.