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Benjamin Swett letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-021

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume letterbook of Benjamin Swett. The first half of the volume contains business correspondence concerning merchant's orders and the status of shipments. The second half of the volume contains personal correspondence, chiefly letters from Swett to Mary Howell Swett, his wife.

Business correspondence is addressed to the following: William Johnson, Isaac Milnor, Harper & Hartshorne, John Wickman & Sons, Barclay & Sons, Richard Mayhew, Joseph Brown, Jonathon Cowpland, David Symour, Arnoll & Mayhew, and John Smith.

Personal correspondence is addressed to the following: Thomas Letchworth, George Dillwyn, and Sally Hopkins.

Dates

  • 1765-1806

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restriction

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

Biographical Note

Benjamin Swett (1738-1819) was born circa 1738, the son of John Swett. Swett lived most of his life near Burlington, New Jersey. He married Mary Howell of Philadelphia, and both Swett and his wife later became ministers. In 1771, he visited Long Island, New York, on a religious visit. In 1778, Swett accompanied John Hunt in a visit to Native Americans living near Edgepelick, New Jersey. From 1797 to 1801, the Swetts accompanied Charity Cook on a visit to Friends in Europe. Benjamin Swett died March 27, 1819, near Haddonfield, New Jersey.

Extent

0.12 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

The first half of the volume contains business correspondence concerning merchant's orders and the status of shipments. The second half of the volume contains personal correspondence, chiefly letters from Benjamin Swett to Mary Howell Swett, his wife. Letters are addressed to William Johnson, Isaac Milnor, Harper & Hartshorne, John Wickman & Sons, Barclay & Sons, Richard Mayhew, Joseph Brown, Jonathon Cowpland, David Symour, Arnoll & Mayhew, Thomas Letchworth, George Dillwyn, Sally Hopkins, and John Smith.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.975.01.079 Mary Howell Swett diary
  • HC.MC.1001 Haddon-Estaugh-Hopkins papers
  • HC.MC.975.10.007 Swett family Bible

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.
Title
Benjamin Swett letterbook, 1765-1806
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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