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Rebecca Jones commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-022
This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Rebecca Jones. The volume includes extracts from H.F.'s manuscript, Samuel Fothergill's remarks upon Cornelius Cayley's application to Friends of Leed's Meeting, the manuscript found among the papers of Thomas Wilson, a sermon preached by Luke Cock at York, the Vision of William Bayley, and the Quaker testimonies of Samuel Fothergill and Rachel Wilson. The volume also includes copied letters to Friends of the Women's Meeting in Dublin, and a letter to Catherine Payton.

Dates

  • 1786

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Extent

0.06 Linear Feet (1 volume)

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.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • MC.975.02.011 Rebecca Jones letterbook
  • MC 968 Allinson family papers
  • MC.975.02.034 Hoskins family letterbook
  • MC 1100 Scattergood family papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August 2015.
Title
Rebecca Jones commonplace book, 1786
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
August 2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

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