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John Shoemaker journals

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-071

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of four handwritten volumes of the journals of John Shoemaker, as well as correspondence between Charles Baker and George Vaux concerning the collection, dated 1893. Shoemaker's journals detail his religious visits throughout North America. Entries generally describe travel between destinations, families that host Shoemaker and his companions throughout their travels, and descriptions of Quaker meetings attended and Quaker families visited.

Dates

  • 1805-1893
  • Majority of material found within 1805 - 1815

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

John Shoemaker (1764-1817) was born July 11, 1764, in Abington, Pennsylvania, the son of John and Elizabeth (Livesey) Shoemaker. In 1788, Shoemaker married Jane Ashbridge, and the couple had three sons and one daughter. Shoemaker was elected to the state legislature in 1789, and was recognized a minister circa 1807. He also served on the Westtown School Committee from before the site was acquired up through its first two years (1794-1800). John Shoemaker died March 15, 1817, in Abington, Pennsylvania.

Extent

0.16 Linear Feet (4 volumes)

Language

English

Overview

John Shoemaker was a Quaker minister. Shoemaker's journals detail his religious visits throughout North America. Entries generally describe travel between destinations, families that host Shoemaker and his companions throughout their travels, and descriptions of Quaker meetings attended and Quaker families visited.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.962 Taylor family papers
  • HC.MC.975.01.053 John Parrish diaries
  • HC.MC.1003 Associated Executive Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs records

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.
Title
John Shoemaker journals, 1805-1893
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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