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Williams family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-201

Abstract

Contains family correspondence and some other papers of the extended Williams family, primarily from Esther and Benjamin Williams who were Philadelphia Quakers and from their nephew, Charles B. Williams, the son of Thomas Williams. Correspondents include Lippincotts, Warner, Roberts, and Dubre family members. Of special interest is a letter from Charles B. Williams, 1853, describing the vacationing habits of Philadelphians at mid-century. Also, a 1856 letter from Isaac Williams concerning the prevailing interest in spiritualism.

Dates

  • 1804-1863

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Benjamin Williams, son of Thomas and Rachel (Warner) Williams of Philadelphia, married Esther Dubre, daughter of James and Sarah (Lacey) Dubre of Wrightstown, Pa., in 1808. They corresponded with Esther's sisters, Mary and Martha Dubre of Wrightstown, Bucks Co., Pa., and with her sister and brother in law, Armelle and Charles E. Lippincott of New York City. Their nephews, Isaac and Charles B. Williams of Philadelphia, wrote to their Roberts cousin and aunt of Bucks County, Pa.

Extent

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

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged in folders: 1. Miscellaneous family papers.; 2. Correspondence, 1804-1841; 3. Correspondence, 1822-1841; 4. Correspondence,1849-1863.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Tolles Fund. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1999.
Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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