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Mira Sharpless Townsend Papers

 Collection
Identifier: FHL-RG5-320
Overview The collection contains papers of Mira Sharpless Townsend, a major Quaker social activist and reformer in Philadelphia. Mira Sharpless Townsend (1798-1859) was born in Philadelphia, attended Friends Select School, and in 1828 married Samuel Townsend (1800-1887). He was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting by whom she had six children, only two surviving to adulthood: Emily Sharpless Townsend who married Powell Stackhouse and Clara Gordon Townsend, married William Penn Troth. During the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1815 - 1858; 1806 - 1910

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  • Subject: Prison reformers X
  • Names: Townsend, Mira Sharpless, 1798-1859 X