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John Alston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-002

Scope and Contents

This collection contains his journals (1837 (?)-1847 and n.d.), account books and business papers (1821-1874), and essays by Nathan Lord on slavery and salvation (1797).

Dates

  • 1797-1874

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Friends Historical Library believes all of the items in this collection to be in the Public Domain in the United States, and is not aware of any restrictions on their use. However, the user is responsible for making a final determination of copyright status before reproducing. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/.

Biographical / Historical

John Alston (1794-1874) was a Quaker farmer who lived in Middletown, Delaware.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

John Alston (1794-1874) was a Quaker farmer who lived in Middletown, Delaware. This collection contains his journals (1837 (?)-1847 and n.d.), account books and business papers (1821-1874), and essays by Nathan Lord on slavery and salvation (1797).

Arrangement

The collection is divided into four series:
  1. Account books
  2. Journals
  3. Financial records
  4. Miscellaneous

Physical Location

For current information on the location of materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: John Cowgill Alston, Sr., 1948

Creator

Title
An Inventory of the John Alston Papers, 1797-1874
Author
FHL staff
Date
1948
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

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