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Sarah Logan Fisher letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-006

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single volume letterbook of Sarah Logan Fisher, and includes personal correspondence. The majority of letters are written to Fisher's family members, including her brother Charles Fisher, her cousin Mary Arch, as well as a number of unnamed cousins, and are largely related to new concerning family and friends, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community.

Dates

  • 1783-1788

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Sarah Logan Fisher (1806-1891) was born on May 18, 1806 in Massachusetts, the daughter of William Logan Fisher and Mary Rodman Fisher. In 1826, Fisher married William Wister, and the couple had eight children; William Rotch Wister (1827), John Wister (1829), Harvey Langhorne Wister (1831), Langhorne Wister (1834), Elizabeth Harvey Wister (1836), Jones Wister (1839), Francis Wister (1841), Rodman Wister (1844). Though initially disowned for marrying out, Fisher was eventually readmitted to the Society of Friends after her marriage. Fisher died on December 26, 1891 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Extent

0.08 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • MC 1252 Hannah Bacon Evans letters
  • MC.975.03.057 Hannah Logan Fisher commonplace book

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August 2015.
Title
Sarah Logan Fisher letterbook, 1783-1788
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
August 2015
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Script of description
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Language of description note
English

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