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Archives & Manuscripts

Abraham Bonsall family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-167

Abstract

Miscellaneous papers of Abraham Bonsall and his family, 1682-1918. Of note are the marriage intentions of Job Sinkler and Elizabeth Musgrave, 1771, colonial currency, 1756-1777, and a Bonsall family tree, no date.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1682-1918-1699-1793

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Abraham Bonsall was a Quaker born in 1717 to Jacob and Martha (Hood) Bonsall. He married Sarah Lewis in 1739, and a second time in 1767 to Mary Linde. He was a Clerk of Darby Monthly Meeting from 1750-1772 and served as an Elder.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet)

Language

English

Ownership and Custodial History

Originally given to the Friends Historical Library with papers of Darby Monthly Meeting of Friends in 1959 from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The papers were discovered when cleaning out Hope Lodge, and the covers of the scrapbook were labelled "Ex Libris / William L. Degn / Hope Lodge, White, Penna." These Bonsall family papers were removed from the Darby Monthly Meeting records and catalogued separately.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1959.
Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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