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Evans family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-035

Abstract

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.

Dates

  • 1799-1801

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

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.

Extent

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

Language

English

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.

Creator

Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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