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Hannah M. (Hannah Moore) Levick Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-086

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence of Theophilus and Hannah Foulke, 1794-1796, and a copy of a letter written by Emmor Kimber concerning an escaped slave, Henry Franklin. Also includes travel journals of William M. and Hannah M. Levick (1844, 1852-53, 1866), poetry by Hannah M. Levick, genealogical material concerning the Moore, Lloyd, Lester, Foulke, and related families, as well as a small amount of miscellaneous material. Hannah kept up an active correspondence with Quaker and other periodicals, and many of her letters apparently were printed in these periodicals. She was interested in the history of the various families from whom she and her husband were descended, and most of the genealogical material was copied by her.

Dates

  • 1766-1896

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.

Biographical / Historical

Hannah M. Levick was a Hicksite Quaker, the daughter of Richard and Sara Moore of Richmond in Bucks County, Pa., and a granddaughter of Theophilus and Hannah Foulke. In 1843 she married William M. Levick of Philadelphia, and they became members of Green Street Monthly Meeting. Her husband was employed as a conveyancer in Philadelphia, and Hannah wrote a number of articles for Quaker publications.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

Hannah M. Levick was a Hicksite Quaker, the daughter of Richard and Sara Moore of Richmond in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and a granddaughter of Theophilus and Hannah Foulke. In 1843 she married William M. Levick of Philadelphia, and they became members of Green Street Monthly Meeting. Her husband was employed as a conveyancer in Philadelphia, and Hannah wrote a number of articles for Quaker publications. The collection includes correspondence of Theophilus and Hannah Foulke, 1794-1796, and a copy of a letter written by Emmor Kimber concerning an escaped slave, Henry Franklin. Also includes travel journals of William M. and Hannah M. Levick (1844, 1852-53, 1866), poetry by Hannah M. Levick, genealogical material concerning the Moore, Lloyd, Lester, Foulke, and related families, as well as a small amount of miscellaneous material.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into five series:
  1. Genealogical material
  2. Correspondence
  3. Writings of William and Hannah (Moore) Levick
  4. Legal papers
  5. Memorabilia

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Eliza A. Foulke and Lorraine Deibler, 1975

This small collection appears to have been compiled and preserved by Hannah (Moore) Levick. The letters of Theophilus and Hannah Foulke (placed in Series 2 of this RG) were found in 1946 in a piece of furniture which had belonged to May Foulke Beaumont when the Foulke-Beaumont land became the property of Gwynedd MM. May F. Beaumont was the grand-daughter of Dr. Antrim Foulke and great-granddaughter of Theophilus and Hannah Foulke.

Processing Information

Arranged in categories and filed in Record Group 5 by FHL Staff.

Creator

Title
An Inventory of the Hannah M. Levick Family Papers, 1766-1896
Author
FHL staff
Date
1975
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
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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