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Overview The collection contains correspondence, journals and other writings, business and legal papers, and miscellaneous items of the Ferris family of Wilmington, Delaware, a prominent Quaker family. Of particular note are the correspondence and writings of Benjamin Ferris concerning the Separation in the Society of Friends, as well as the journals and diaries of Anna M. Ferris, David Ferris, Matilda Ferris, Benjamin Ferris, and Henry Ferris. Correspondents include William Lloyd Garrison, William...
Overview The Ferris family was a prominent Quaker family of Wilmington, Delaware. This collection contains family portraits, individual photographs, silhouettes, and drawings, among other forms.
Dates: 1737 - 1972
Overview Contains correspondence, legal papers, deeds, and memorabilia of the Ferris and Wetherald families, who were Quakers of Wilmington, Delaware, and Lancashire, England. Persons represented include Benjamin Ferris (1780-1867), of Wilmington, Del., and his daughters, Deborah (1813-1897) and Anna M. Ferris (1815-1890), and Joseph Wetherald (1787-1842), of Wilmington, and his brother, James Wetherald, of Wakefield, England.
- Names: Ferris family X
- Quakers -- Delaware 2
- Quakers -- Social life and customs 2
- British Americans -- Delaware 1
- Church controversies -- Society of Friends 1
- Delaware -- History -- Sources 1
- Peace -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 1
- Quaker abolitionists 1
- Quaker social reformers 1
- Quakers -- Delaware -- Wilmington 1
- Quakers -- Diaries 1
- Quakers -- Maryland 1
- Slavery -- United States 1
- Social reform 1
- Society of Friends -- Hicksite separation 1
- Society of Friends -- Peace testimony 1
- Wilmington (Del.) -- History -- Sources 1
- account books 1
- genealogies (histories) 1 ∧ less