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John Churchman papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-019
Abstract The papers, including correspondence from scientific societies in Europe, principally concern the new method of observation used in the magnetic atlas prepared by Churchman. Also included are his biography by Hannah P. Chandlee, color photographs of a reproduction of Joshua Reynolds portrait of John Churchman, and an inventory of the papers by Mary L. Bryan. Correspondents include Owen Biddle and Caesar Rodney.
Dates: 1778-1804

Emlen Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-038
Overview Contains papers relating to the Emlen family, residents of Middletown and West Chester, Pennsylvania. Chiefly correspondence (1817-1849) of Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen (1787-1849), Quaker minister, relating to her travels to visit Friends' meetings in England, Ireland, New England, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Also correspondence of Quaker ministers 1740-1790, copybooks, and memorabilia. Includes material relating to Westtown School, a Quaker boarding school...
Dates: 1740 - 1886; Majority of material found within 1817 - 1849