Scope and Contents
The collection revolves around the New York Quaker Mekeel family of the 19th century. With Arthur Mekeel (1826-1850) at the core of the collection, letter writers include his parents, Phebe Quinby Mekeel (1800-1861) and Isaac Mekeel (1797-1880) as well as Caleb Mekeel (1793-1859), Joshua Mekeel (1795-?) and others.Letters often detail issues of family, health and Meeting, but also about farming and business and the Quaker boarding school, Nine Partners in Poughkeepsie, NY. and...