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Rebecca Jones letterbook

Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-011

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single volume letterbook of Rebecca Jones. Included in the volume is a brief account of Jones' convincement. The volume includes personal correspondence between Jones and Leonard Snowdon. Letters describe meetings Jones attended, discussions of the abolition of slavery, and news of friends and family.


  • 1797-1805


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Rebecca Jones (1739-1817) was born 7 month, 8, 1739, in Philadelphia, the daughter of Mary and William Jones. Jones' parents were members of the Church of England, and her father died when she was a young child. Jones was convinced (i.e. converted to Quakerism) at the age of fifteen through the influence of Catherine Peyton. Jones supervised the school her mother established after her mother's death, until she went to England on a religious visit in 1784. Upon her return to Philadelphia, Jones opened a shop. Jones was a survivor of the yellow fever of 1793, but was nursed by Dr. Edward Cathrall. Jones died April 10, 1817.


0.12 Linear Feet (1 volume)




The Rebecca Jones letterbook was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College, by Johnathon E Rhoads.

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  • MC.975.03.022 Rebecca Jones commonplace book
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Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August 2015.
Rebecca Jones letterbook, 1797-1805
Kara Flynn
August 2015
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