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Marshall Fell writings

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-256

Abstract

The collection contains drafts of poems, letters to the editor, and a few personal letters. 1880-1890. Most of the letters express support for prohibition; one letter mentions the school run by Bradford Preparative meeting.

Dates

  • 1880-1890

Creator

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Marshall Fell was born in West Grove, Pennsylvania, in 1822, the son of Joseph and Ann Lamborn Fell of New Garden Monthly Meeting. The family moved to Ohio when he was 10 years old. In 1855 he married Hannah Thomas at Goshen Monthly Meeting in Pennsylvania. In 1857 the young family transferred their membership to Bradford Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and settled near Marshallton, Chester County. A Quaker minister, Fell supported abolition and prohibition. In his later years, he wrote poems for pleasure and for local publication.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (2 folders.))

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Method of acquisition--Purchase, 2013.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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