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Archives & Manuscripts

Rachel Hunt correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-153

Abstract

This collection includes letters received by Rachel Hunt and her husband, John. Among these are letters from other Quaker ministers on the topic of Quaker spirituality. A letter from Rachel Hunt's brother, John Gibbons, discusses the issue of self will in religion. Other correspondents include Thomas Scattergood, Mary S. Lippincott, Edward Hicks, and Jesse Kersey.

Dates

  • 1793-1840

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Rachel Hunt was a birthright Quaker, a poet, and a prominent minister of Darby Monthly Meeting of Friends in Pennsylvania. The daughter of Joseph and Hannah Gibbons, she was born in 1760. She married John Hunt in 1777 and died in 1845.

Extent

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

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Helen Comly White. Method of acquisition--Gift of.

Creator

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

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