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Archives & Manuscripts

Ernest H. Bennis papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-009

Abstract

Genealogical and Historical manuscripts, clippings and photographs relating to Quaker families in Ireland, particularly in Limerick, Dublin and Waterford. One manuscript on the Malcomson family was co-written by Alexander Malcomson. Includes information on industries in which Quakers were involved as well as Quaker aid during the famine and the Fenian Rebellion. Also contains correspondence with Charles Francis Jenkins in which Bennis requests that his writings be passed on to the Friends Historical Library.

Dates

  • 1930-1946

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Ernest H. Bennis, a birthright member of Limerick Monthly Meeting, was an amateur Irish Quaker historian. The eldest child of Joseph Fisher Bennis, a grocer, and Emilia Frances Carrol, he married Helen Margaret Pike, a member of Limerick Monthly Meeting, in 1901.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (4 folders.))

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Charles Francis Jenkins. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1931, 1946.
Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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