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Archives & Manuscripts

William Woodman correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-125
This collection includes letters received by William Woodman, primarily from his cousins Mary Anna Stradling and Annie Michener. Mary Anna Stradling's letters recount the rise of spiritualism in her community, her views on and interests in literature, and her conception of God. In one letter she muses on the changes among Orthodox Friends, and that they are now little different from Hicksite. Her writings reflect the daily life of women in the 19th Century.

Dates

  • 1861-1872

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Extent

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

Biographical / Historical

William Woodman was a Quaker of Wrightstown, PA. He was born in 1838, the son of Henry and Mary (Smith) Woodman. He died in 1917. Mary Anna Stradling, who addresses him as "cousin" was born in 1847, the daughter of Thomas Stradling. She married Howard Y. Rich. Before her death in 1917, she was an Overseer at Buckingham Monthly Meeting of Friends.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Elizabeth A. Woodman. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1932.
Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, and Manuscripts (APPM)

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