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Rachel Wilson diary

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-086

Scope and Content note

This collection is composed of the single typed transcript of Rachel Wilson's religious visit to New England and Charleston, S.C. from England. Entries describe her travels, Quaker families visited, and meetings attended.


  • 1768-1769


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Rachel Wilson (1722-1775) was born in 1722, the daughter of John and Deborah Wilson in Kendal, England. Wilson was first recognized a minister circa 1739, at age 18. In 1742, she married Isaac Wilson, and the couple had 9 children. Wilson made a religious visit to the American colonies in 1768, and attended the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in the fall of 1769, where she addressed John Woolman. Rachel Wilson died March 18, 1775 near London.


0.08 Linear Feet (1 volume)




The Rachel Wilson diary were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1941 by Anna Braithwaite Thomas.

Related Materials

  • MC 861 British Friends' letters, 1650-1985
  • MC 955 Edward Wanton Smith papers
  • MC 975.03.022 Rebecca Jones commonplace book

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August 2015.
Rachel Wilson diary, 1768-1769
Kara Flynn
August 2015
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