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Archives & Manuscripts

Jennings-Clark-Eldridge Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-076

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence (1805-1861), household accounts, and miscellaneous papers of Hannah A. Jennings, her husband, Levi Jennings, and her mother, Phebe (Glover) Clark Eldridge. Includes a manuscript account of a sermon by Priscilla Hunt at Merion in 1823, the renunciation of Maria Emily (Imlay) by Ann Jones in 1826, and letters discussing the Hicksite controversy.

Dates

  • 1768-1871

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 A. Jennings (1803-1853), a New Jersey Quaker, was the daughter of Phebe (Glover) and John Clark of Gloucester, N.J. After her father's death, her mother married a widower, Isaac Eldridge, of Pilesgrove Monthly Meeting of Friends, in 1807. Hannah Clark married Levi Jennings, a bricklayer, in 1832.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

Hannah A. Jennings was the daughter of Phebe (Glover) and John Clark of Gloucester, N.J. She married Levi Jennings, a bricklayer, in 1832. The collection contains correspondence (1805-1861), household accounts, and miscellaneous papers of Hannah A. Jennings, her husband, Levi Jennings, and her mother, Phebe (Glover) Clark Eldridge. Includes a manuscript account of a sermon by Priscilla Hunt at Merion in 1823, the renunciation of Maria Emily (Imlay) by Ann Jones in 1826, and letters discussing the Hicksite controversy.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into six series
  1. Correspondence
  2. Journal (fragments), 1820, 1826
  3. Financial papers
  4. Legal papers
  5. Genealogical and related papers
  6. Miscellaneous

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Jennings Family, 1946

Processing Information

Formerly known as Jennings Family Papers.

Creator

Title
An Inventory of the Jennings-Clark-Eldridge Family Papers, 1768-1871
Author
FHL staff
Date
1946, 2000
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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