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Archives & Manuscripts

Evans family correspondence

Identifier: SFHL-SC-035
This collection includes photocopies of letters from Joseph and Hannah Evans addressed to their children William, Joseph, and Mary, while they attended Westtown Boarding School. Also included are letters from William Evans to his parents, and from Joseph Evans to his brother. These letters primarily relate family news.


  • 1799-1801


Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.


.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (1 folder.))

Biographical / Historical

Jonathan Evans (1759-1839) was a Philadelphia Quaker and a founder of Westtown Boarding School. He and his wife, Hannah (1765-1829), had seven children. Among them were William (1787-1867), Joseph (1789-1871), and Mary (1791-1858), all of whom attended Westtown.

Ownership and Custodial History

Original letters were a gift of Charles Rhoads to Westtown school.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Charles Rhoads. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1991.


Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, and Manuscripts (APPM)

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