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Archives & Manuscripts

Kirk family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-069

Abstract

This collection includes letters written by Thomas Kirk and his son Israel to their family in Pennsylvania as they moved first to Center Monthly Meeting in Ohio, and later to Duck Creek Monthly Meeting, Ind. The letters relate to family and local news and business. Two letters refer to the growing division in the Society, as the Hicksite controversy reaches Ohio Yearly Meeting.

Dates

  • 1818-1833

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Kirk was a birthright Quaker. He was born in 1781, the son of Thomas and Hannah Kirk of Pennsylvania. He married Sarah Taylor and moved with her to Clinton Co., Ohio. Their eldest son was Israel, born in 1810. They later moved to Duck Creek in Indiana, where Thomas Kirk remained until his death in 1867.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (2 folders.))

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Abigail Blackburn. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1971.

Creator

Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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