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Lydia Jones Sharpless Hunn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-070
Contains diaries (1881-1908) of Lydia Jones Sharpless Hunn, a Philadelphia Orthodox Quakers. Also includes reminiscences, written 1893, of childhood visits to her grandparents' home in Chester County, Pa., and brief accounts of her study at Westtown School and her parents' activity in various Philadelphia social causes.

The diaries are in bound volumes and arranged chronologically.

Dates

  • 1881-1908

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Overview

Lydia Jones Sharpless Hunn (1818-1911) was a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Orthodox Quaker. The collection contains diaries (1881-1908), reminiscences (1893), and other family papers.

Biographical / Historical

Lydia Jones Sharples was born 12/15/1818, the daughter of Townsend Sharpless and Mary Brinton Jones Sharpless. Her family had roots in Chester County, and she briefly attended the Westtown School. Her parents were active in Quaker social causes. Lydia Jones Sharples married Ezekiel Hunn, son of Ezekiel and Tabitha (Newel) Hunn, on 6/30/1836, under the care of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Orthodox). Ezekiel Hunn was born in Delaware and had been apprenticed to her father, a successful Quaker merchant. Ezekial Hunn (1810-1902) also was a successful merchant. The couple lived in Philadelphia, Pa., and had three children: Townsend Sharpless, Ezekiel, and Mary Sharpless.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Katherine Hunn Karsner, 1973

Donor: Purchase, Tolles Fund, 1997

Accession no. 97-006

The donor is the daughter of Lydia Hunn's son, Ezekiel. The diary of a vacation trip to Europe with her husband, 1887, was purchased in 1997 and added to the collection.

Processing Information

Diaries arranged in chronological order and placed in Record Group 5. 1997 purchased added to collection. Plant material pressed in diaries was removed and discarded.
Title
An Inventory of the Lydia Jones Sharpless Hunn Papers, 1881-1908
Author
FHL staff
Date
1973
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

Revision Statements

  • 2016: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.

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