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William Savery diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-061

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of four handwritten volumes of William Savery's diaries. The majority of the first volume concerns the Treaty at Canandaigua, and the remaining volumes are accounts of religious visits Savery made throughout Europe. 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.

Dates

  • 1794-1798

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

William Savery (1750-1804) was born September 14, 1750, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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 in 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 while on the same trip. Soon after returning to the United States, Savery became ill. He died on June 19, 1804, in Philadelphia.

Extent

0.7 Linear Feet (4 volumes)

Language

English

Overview

William Savery's diaries. The majority of the first volume concerns the Treaty at Canandaigua, and the remaining volumes are accounts of religious visits Savery made throughout Europe. 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.

Acquisition

The William Savery diaries were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1949 by the estate of Francis R. Taylor.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.811 Haverford College History Department papers
  • HC.MC.851 American Friends letters collection
  • HC.MC.975.01.003 David Bacon journal
  • HC.MC.975.01.021 James Emlen journal
  • HC.MC.975.01.053 John Parrish diaries
  • HC.MC.975.04.001 Allinson family scrapbook
  • HC.MC.1003 Associated Executive Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs records
  • HC.MC.1100 Scattergood family papers
  • HC.MC.1233 Taylor family papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.
Title
William Savery diaries, 1794-1798
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
August, 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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